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60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths

I know you want to be the best you can be.  We all do.  But sometimes we look for success in the wrong places or we try to achieve it in the wrong [Read More]


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Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Hi Gilbert May I have the e version of the book? My husband has been unemployed for 5 years and are on meds for depression. He is better at managing his moods now but the fear of rejection which comes with job seeking paralyses him. He has been rejecting all forms of help. He is only willing recently the past one year to see the [...]

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises an employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in finance on over $100000 a year. Prior to it stopping they would have had applied for the employment pass eligibility certificate however now what do people do? Does the intention to seek [...]

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Hello Gilbert, I read your article online, shared by one of my friends. It is written that the Fan Brothers recruiting the naive to join their large corporate. This is the actual story of their many ways in recruiting: I was approached by a friend I wasn't close with. This friend, named *Kay persuaded me to attend their sharing sessions [...]

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Felicia, be persistent… the first few years are unstable until you got a track record. The rest of my message is not for you but for people who aspire to have a degree and thinking it’s a passport to good life…foremost one cannot turn back the clock to 30 years ago when there were 2 universities and people going to get a degree are [...]

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

  Hi Sir, My husband has just being released from prison on the 15th of August due to his parking summons and now he is still on warrant arrest for another 2 summons. We have made an  appeal at HDB but we were told to settle the remaining 2 summons quickly. Since his release on the 15th Aug, he has been going for interview. With [...]

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Gilbert, I read about the unemployment rate now at 2.3% and this is unsettling for folks like me who are in their mid-40s. The thought of going jobless with high family commitment is quite worrisome when you think about the economic conditions that are not going very well of late. Year-on-year economic growth will only be around 2-3% as [...]

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Hi, I am currently based in Seoul with career background in O&G and EPC sectors. I recently worked as a management consultant for Korea EPC companies, but had to leave due to decreased oil prices and projected projects. I am trying to move to a company not from consulting area, but its quiet tough because of the market shrink [...]

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

Hi Gilbert -  Good day to you. I am Peter and I have met-up with you years back for advice, when I was in transition. Now I am caught in a tough situation that would use your advice on what are the next steps that I can do? Background:  I am currently working in a Bank in Singapore,  My immediate Manager spoke to me last week and he [...]

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Mr Ridwan's daughter Bella messaged me few days ago about the emergency donation of $600 for his father's pet scan at NUH before a bone marrow transplant. The scan is crucial as it will certify that he is well and physically ready for the transplant. It is also a common procedure for those who have contracted cancer and a check shows that a total [...]

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten reasons why Singaporeans must protest against the Reserved Presidential Election:- 1. The Reserved Presidential Election goes against the principle of our Singapore Pledge which is "regardless of race, language or religion". Having a Malay-only election irks many who preferred that the best man be President whether he is Malay, Indian, [...]