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Advice from 60-year-old dad to jobless PMETs: “Life is full of struggle and if you make a wrong turn, don’t despair, there is still hope.”

Advice from 60-year-old dad to jobless PMETs: “Life is full of struggle and if you make a wrong turn, don’t despair, there is still hope.”

Transitioning is a good column for people to learn about the harsh realities of life and Gilbert is doing a commendable community job and deserves recognition as the unsung hero who does his best to help others falling into a  hole they have dug [...]

7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed

7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed

This article first appeared here on 20 May 2010. 7 Ways To Move Out of Depression For The Unemployed Written by: Gilbert Goh This article  is specially written for  those who think that they have hit the end of the rope. They have done [...]

7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

This post first appeared here on 15 April 2010. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job Written by: Gilbert Goh I have heard from many friends that they fear for their job. Every month, someone will be laid off and they sweat while sleeping at [...]

7 Major Traumas of Unemployment

7 Major Traumas of Unemployment

This article first appeared here in July 2009 7 Major Traumas of Unemployment Written by: Gilbert Goh Many readers have asked me what to expect when they were given the pink slip. Trying my best to be optimistic, I told them to stay [...]

How to recover from an unfair dismissal

How to recover from an unfair dismissal

Transitioning.org has received a few  mails lately from Singaporeans who were dismissed from their jobs. Half of them were  carried out  in acriminous circumstances  and we have to advise our disgruntled readers how to  better manage [...]

Four Major Hurdles Faced By Our Jobless Matured PMETs

Four Major Hurdles Faced By Our Jobless Matured PMETs

This article first appeared here in May 23, 2010 Four  Major Hurdles  Faced By Our Jobless Matured PMETs Written by: Gilbert Goh Introduction According to the latest statistical report on  March  2010, our unemployment rate has [...]

Reader advocating for our jobless PMETs to job search abroad

Reader advocating for our jobless PMETs to job search abroad

Hi Gilbert, My mind was seriously disturbed by the many stories on your blog affecting the local Singaporeans, especially those who have been unemployed for two years but still chose to stay on and try. I read before that the Singaporean [...]

How I Cope With My Joblessness

How I Cope With My Joblessness

Hi Gilbert, I have been visiting the transitioning website for almost 6 months now. Recently, I read from the comments that there seem to be a shift towards other issues such as racial discrimination and politics instead of focusing on helping [...]

Malaysian PMETs preferred in China over Singaporeans

Malaysian PMETs preferred in China over Singaporeans

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for the quick feedback. I know the package is not very attractive for a Singaporean. Our management actually designated this position for a Malaysian. We already have four Malaysians working for us and because they [...]

10 Things They Don’t Tell You In Business School

10 Things They Don’t Tell You In Business School

Listen up, budding Masters Of The Universe, and all those who dream of walking their path to wealth, power and spacious summer homes. At many business schools, boot-camp week–where the unwashed get a taste of debits, credits and such–starts [...]

12 Things My Grandmother Told Me Before She Died

12 Things My Grandmother Told Me Before She Died

post written by: Marc 12 Things My Grandmother Told Me Before She Died When my grandmother, Zelda, passed away a few years ago at the age of 90, she left me with a box of miscellaneous items from her house that she knew I had grown to appreciate [...]

Are we seeing more joblessness among the Generation Y group?

Are we seeing more joblessness among the Generation Y group?

I have been receiving quite alot of mails lately from the jobless community but a few  glaring things stood out during this period  - they are all mostly men, in their 30s and also well educated. We have all along received daily mails from [...]

Seven Steps To A Smoother Transition After Retrenchment

Seven  Steps To  A Smoother Transition After Retrenchment

Seven  Ways To  A Better Transition After Retrenchment Written by: Gilbert Goh I have being receiving regular emails from our retrenched PMETs and some of the stories were heart-wrenching. Many would have read of the matured engineer who [...]

How To Support Someone Who’s Lost His Job

How To Support Someone Who’s Lost His Job

How To Support Someone Who's Lost His Job Written by: Elizabeth Killingsworth  http://www.huffingtonpost.com Posted: September 13, 2010 09:08 AM When you lose your job, you go through a grieving process. It is long, it is brutal, and I am [...]

Exclusive Warren Buffett – A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers

Exclusive Warren Buffett – A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers

“This looks good — as close as I’ve ever look to George Clooney.” – Warren Buffett. (Illustration credit: Monica Bevelin) “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get [...]

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