Article(s) under topic: "Learning & Development"
How Skills Picked Up in NS Can Apply to the Commercial World
No matter what line of work you are in, working and interacting with others is inevitable. Handling people, managing conflicts and maintaining work relationships are all challenging things to do. Often times, we struggle to figure out how we can react the most appropriately to a particular work situation. This is why developing interpersonal skills at work is so important. They help us to form and maintain effective working relationships, which ultimately allows u...Read More
|PART II of X – “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”
If you have watched the Lion King movie and enjoyed it just as I do, then you would have probably heard of this quote which Mufasa lovingly shared with his beloved son, Simba, “Everything the light touches is our Kingdom”. This is the first thought that came to my mind when I transitioned from my role as a Researcher to take on a 360 Executive Recruiter role.
|PART I of X – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
This is a common saying that originated from a Chinese proverb and the quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Dao De Jing ascribed to Laozi. The proverb teaches that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point, and it all begins with one first step. This resonates deeply with me and draws parallel to my 8-year journey with CTES Consulting, a Consulting, Training, and Executive Search firm. That one step I took has led me so far along the way ...Read More
|How skills picked up in NS can apply to the commercial world
In all the years we’ve been providing career counselling and coaching, we have noticed — and heard firsthand — from our candidates that some skills picked up in National Service (NS) are highly applicable to the workforce. Contrary to popular belief, NS can be a period in a man’s life where essential skills are picked up that can be applied to his professional endeavours.
Often deemed a rite of passage where boys become men, National Service is the ...Read More
In our recent team training, we attempted to build a freestanding tower made out of spaghetti supporting a single marshmallow right at the top of the tower!
|Career Transformation, Education, and Support Programme
Do you know?
CTES offers our very own Career Preparation Programme! Our Career Transformation, Education, and Support Programme is an innovative career preparation series with a triple focus on Career Support (Reflections and Development), Career Education (Structured Training), and Care...Read More
|MBTI® Assessment and its Benefits
While CTES is an Executive Search and Recruitment firm, our services cover more than just placements for our candidates and clients. We also take care of the end-to-end spectrum of the whole career preparation and career search services. To assist our candidates better, we kick-start the journey with them by having a thorough Character Discovery and Career Exploration session. Within the company, we have certified MBTI® Practitioners who can help candidates understand themselves bett...Read More
|Power of LinkedIn for Your Career
Do you have a LinkedIn account? What do you use it for? It is an easy way to reconnect with an ex-co-worker or schoolmates. However, many members of LinkedIn are not making the full use of this social media platform to their advantage. Discovering it’s features and functions will unlock its potential for greater things you least expected!
LinkedIn as a marketing tool
|Management Consulting Explained
If you are interested in how businesses work, a career in management consulting might be just for you!
Management consulting focuses on the growth of the whole organization, including how to increase and expand the overall productivity, efficiency, and profit. Management consulting comes into play to answer the questions raised by people who manage a part of or the whole business. Each question...Read More