Deloitte

  • Internships of 8 to 12 weeks in the following periods:
    Mid-year Internships: May to August
    Year-end internships: December to February
  • Applications for Summer Internship 2020 are open from 6 to 31 January 2020.
  • Applications for SURF/Winter Internship 2019 around 12-30 Aug
    Shortlist: 2-22 Sep
    Interview: 23 Sep – 11 Oct
    Interview Outcome: Nov
    Commencement of Internship: 2nd week Dec

PWC

  • Mid year internship (Application period Jan)
  • Year end internship (Application period Aug)
  • Off cycle internship (Application period Jan & Aug)
  • Graduates start in June/July every year. Apply in Aug (for local universities) and Jan (for overseas universities). PWC generally recruit about a year in advance. Employment contracts are signed a year in advance.

EY (LEAP) EY LEAP Internship Program (10 weeks):

  • Summer Internships:10 weeks from 11 May 2020 to 18 July 2020. Application period: 6 January 2020 to 31 January 2020
  • Winter internships: mid December to mid February
  • Graduate programs: Singapore Universities Recruitment Fair (SURF)

KPMG

  • Apply in January – March
    Applications open for all graduating students (including professional qualifications and overseas universities).
  • Apply in August- September
    Through the Singapore Universities Recruitment Fair (SURF) for final year undergraduates who will graduate in the following year.
  • Look out for an email from your university’s career services office.
  • The graduate associates program will commence in two batches – (i) Tax and Advisory graduate associates commence work in July, while (ii) Audit graduate associates commence work in September.

Information above taken from the respective firms.

#accounting #accountancy #internship #deloitte #PWC #EY #kpmg

The future of work will be the sum of our individual life choices.

“The Interconnected Individual: Seizing Opportunity in the Era of AI, Platforms, Apps, and Global Exchanges” by Hunter Hastings and Jeff Saperstein

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Job Posting sites in Singapore

https://www.mycareersfuture.sg/

https://www.careers.gov.sg/

https://www.careerbuilder.com.sg/

https://sg.gradconnection.com/

https://www.efinancialcareers.sg/

https://jobscentral.com.sg/

https://sg.jobsdb.com/

https://www.monster.com.sg/

https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/

http://www.stjobs.sg/

https://www.hays.com.sg/

https://www.fastjobs.sg/

Wantedly

Tech jobs: Dice

 

Internships

https://gradsingapore.com/search-jobs

https://www.internsg.com/

https://sg.gradconnection.com/

https://glints.com/sg

Linkedin

https://sg.jobsdb.com/

https://www.indeed.com.sg/Internship-jobs

https://absoluteinternship.com/programs/singapore-internships/

Some students may feel short changed by the “slave labor” of internships. However it not only help you make connections inside the firm but may lead to full time jobs. ST cited the example of film-maker Steven Spielberg who started his career as an unpaid intern for the editing department at Universal Studios, according to Forbes. As did Oprah Winfrey in CBS.

(Be careful that some of these sites are “paid holiday programs”, ie you pay the company for an experience overseas. Some internship positions do not pay you a salary.)

 

Creative Industry:

Festival interns, social media intern
https://www.cultjobs.com/

https://vulcanpost.com/

UN Jobs in SGhttps://unjobs.org/duty_stations/singapore

 

Tech/ Startup

https://e27.co/

https://www.tech.gov.sg/Sub/Careers/Students-and-Graduates/Internship

http://sg.startupjobs.asia/sg/

https://angel.co/singapore/jobs

https://www.techinasia.com/tech-startup-job-list-in-asia

(Be aware that some of the internship assignments are not paid. Find out at the interview.}

 

Volunteer

https://aiesec.org.sg/opportunity/

https://www.nvpc.org.sg/

https://www.sg/singaporecares

http://sgvolunteer.com/

http://thesmartlocal.com/read/volunteering-2018

 

Foreigners interested in working in Singapore:

EU-ASEAN

http://www.eucentre.sg/

Enterprise Europe

https://www.contactsingapore.sg/

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits

http://www.singapore-incorporation.net/immigration/singapore-working-holiday-visa/

Work Holiday Pass 

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/work-pass-exemption-for-foreign-students

Starting salaries for graduates

Payscale

https://www.overseassingaporean.sg/en/resources/student/coming-home

https://www.aesc.org/members

 

Recently some of my international MBA Students asked me about recommendations for recruiting in India. This set me about researching for dome resources to start them off.

How do you choose a consultant?
1. Start with a reputable firm in your market segment.

2. Like all services, it depends on your chemistry with the person, and a match between the firm’s skills, your skills and interest. The only way to find out, is to call and try.

Here are some recommendations, albeit not comprehensive.

ABC Consultants: Top Recruitment Services Company in India
https://www.abcconsultants.in/

Career Net

Randstad

Accord Group

Talent Mappers

Software:
3leads

Job Portals
https://www.naukri.com/

Other international firms like Adecco, Kelly Services, Manpower, Michael Page will also have offices in India.

Companies in India

Comments
How were your interactions with consultants in these firms?

Are there any, you can recommend to help me update this list?

Thank you for your feedback.

Mid-Career to Senior Mgt

  1. Bo Le:

http://www.bo-le.com/home

Mobile Recruiting (end to end)

2. Ajinga is in English for MNEs companies looking for Chinese undergraduates. It was founded by Foreigners with years of consulting experience in US and Asia. The technology boasts AI powered, cloud based recruitment tools, and works seamlessly with WeChat, Facebook, Linkedin. Many MNEs in China, including Apple, Nielsen and Henkel are its clients.

https://www.ajinga.com/

3. Zhaopin

Zhaopin which means recruitment in mandarin is a job posting site started by executive recruitment firm Alliance Consulting. Today, it posts jobs for Chinese companies as well as those targeting campus recruitment for undergrads in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

4. 51 Job

51job is a leading human resource solutions provider in China, offering a broad array of services in campus recruitment, training and assessment, and HR outsourcing.

5. Campus China

CAMPUS CHINA was founded by Forum China to assist European companies in industries such as automobile, electronics, machine engineering in the Chinese market. (from website)

6. ChinaHR

ChinaHR was founded in 1997 and is one of the first online recruitment websites in China, including a site for Campus Recruitment. In Feb. 2013, ChinaHR was acquired by global online recruitment network of Saongroup, with HQ in Ireland. (Linkedin profile)

Generalist vs Specialist Skills. What skills are needed in the workplace? Which will help me advance in my career?

Specialisation is better

https://www.michaelpage.com.au/advice/career-advice/career-progression/specialists-vs-generalists

A saying goes: Jack of all trades, master of none.

Mastery of skills gives humans satisfaction. Specialists, with a deeper understanding of subject matter, can better spot and seize on emerging opportunities. Specialists may also have an easier time collaborating because it’s clearer how the work can be shared.

According to the Hays Asia Salary Guide 2019, 65 per cent of Singapore employers favour technical skills, like project management, over soft skills, like problem-solving, when hiring new employees. 

Division of labor and specialisation is a chief source of productivity gains using the example of factory assembly line. Output per worker increases in multiples; the factory becomes extremely efficient in producing items.

Should I specialize my career as a specialist or as a generalist such as consulting where I’m exposed to a variety of experiences and skills?

According to “structure” proponents, organizing by function allows for task specialization leading to process efficiencies and production consistency (no variations in the end product). https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-data-science-teams-need-generalists-not-specialists?referral=03759&cm_vc=rr_item_page.bottom

When is specialisation not so hot?

Specialisation increases coordination costs whereas Generalists are better at moving between functions. 

Specialisation may have its detractors, with some suggesting that it leads to the “dulling of talent where workers become ignorant and insular as their roles are confined to a few repetitive task”.

Specialization may provide process efficiencies, some say, but it is less likely to inspire workers.

Are some sectors more prone to specialisation skills, e.g. engineering, medical research or cyber security, u need specialist skills surely. But it’s good generalist skills that will get u to the top.

https://hbr.org/2018/07/when-generalists-are-better-than-specialists-and-vice-versa

Interestingly researchers Theodoridis found that generalists were “strongest in fields with a slower pace of change. Example, oil and gas, mining, it might be harder for specialists to come up with new ideas and identify new opportunities, while generalists may be able to find inspiration” connecting the dots from other areas.

If you’re a Manager, would you prefer to employ specialists or generalist?

In fields with a faster pace of change, eg quantum computers and gene editing, the researchers found that “generalists may struggle to stay up to date, while specialists can more easily make sense of new technical developments and opportunities as they arise.”

Research also discovered that generalist roles drive job satisfaction providing: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Autonomy in that they are not dependent on someone else for success. Mastery in that they know the business capability from end-to-end. And, purpose in direct connection to the impact on the business they’re making.

Generalists are more passionate about their work and making a big impact on the company.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbaldoni/2020/07/23/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-its-not-personal-its-cultural/

Generalists =Mastery + Versatile + More tools in your toolbox.

Google’s Project Oxygen used internal company data to identify what makes a great manager. The list of traits of Google’s best managers revealed coaching, empowerment and inclusivity among the key skills for effective leadership. Tellingly, technical and specialist skills do not appear on this list. 

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Shifted my desert rose from sun to shade. It started to thrive.

Who would have thought when the seller at Chatuchat market said it was sun loving.

Relook assumptions of what makes you thrive. Have a supportive environment that believes in you.

Mastering Adulthood” by Lara Fielding, PsyD.

Mind Warps: Can our brains distort reality or as Dr Fielding calls them “thinking errors”.

Do you trust your thoughts? One of my clients is going through a “Nobody cares! Im alone in the world” moment. Dr Fielding recommends a Mindful Mastery practice to Validate, Check and Change.

Skill 1: Notice: mind warps (examples below), catastrophizing.

Skill 2: Ask: is the thought 100% true?

Skill 3: Compassionately reframe.

1. All or none, black and white thinking – She always gets all the rewards.

2. Blaming – Hold others responsible for something that went wrong. If not for you, I would have… its all your fault. You screwed up my life. My mom wont let me…

3. Catastrophizing – assume the worst that can happen. I recall a client who thinks the plane will crash when he’s queuing at the visa office.

4. Emotional reasoning – mistake feelings for facts. If I feel nervous, it must be bad.

5. Mind reading – assuming others are upset about you when you see them frowning. She thinks Im stupid.

6. Minimization or Magnification – That doesnt count. My parents taught me not to boast or show off. Afterawhile every time I get a “compliment” or positive feedback from a student, I think they want something out of me. I disregard all the compliments I get from my students. Result – burnout. I magnify all the negative comments from 1 student of a class of 45 or a cohort of 120 students each semester. Lol.

7. Overgeneralizing and time travelling – if it happened in the past, it will happen again. One of my clients who is in her 70s talks about being bullied by her mother in law who died 20 years ago. She talks about this everyday if she has nothing dramatic to complain.

8. Personalizing – why is this happening to me? Eg. When something breaks and needs repair. Rather than thinking, all things break.

Any of these mind warps are common traps for you?

Do pick up this very practical book. Dr Fielding has QR codes for more videos on the topic.

Reflect + Reset + Results

The Human Capital Institute shared on a post that workplace loneliness is on thr rise, citing a study conducted by Edelman and Cigna, in 2019, 45.7% of American workers reported feeling lonely at work. This is up from 44% in 2018.

In a study on Cigna US Loneliness Index, the numbers are even higher for Gen Z, workers aged 18-22, of whom 73% report sometimes or always feeling alone, up from 69% a year ago (Source: CNBC).

Ju Ming sculpture in Buona Vista, Singapore

Why is it a concern?

According to Cigna CEO David Cordani, disconnections show up in other mental health issues such as depression or stress. Many young people feel that there is no one to turn to at the workplace whether it is to have a coffee or chill.

What can I do?

Make suggestions for workplace connecting. Build trust and fun activity that colleagues can do together to break the ice. I recall my colleagues in France bring a cake to office to chill. We in Singapore took turns to bring breakfast to work. My younger colleagues brought breakfast from their culture such as putu mayam, bought from the hawker centre across the street.

Trust and connections take time to build. We are all waiting for someone to reach out and make the first move.

If you are a worplace manager, consider what you can do to improve workplace culture. Hint: Open office layout and “work from home” are not solutions to lower loneliness at work. More suggestions.

How about setting a challenge for yourself and make the first move?

Share with me your thoughts in the comments below.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/loneliness-is-rising-younger-workers-and-social-media-users-feel-it-most.html

Previously, I posted a short article on tools for facilitating virtual classroom. For asynchronous virtual classrooms, here are more tools to consider:

1. How to download videos – Sign up for premium account. Add ss to youtube. Be careful of copyright.

2. Record your screen on screencastomatic and edit on Camtasia. Another option is Kaltura. Why not record on Microsoft ppt? There may be storage problem as your file becomes too big.

3. Podcast

4. Create Infographic materials in bite-sized content via CANVA, Piktochart etc.

5. Twitter to keep up to date with current events. Twitter also has a polls function to survey your followers for views.

6. Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest for collaborative sharing.

7. Quizz like Kahoot, Socrative to test for learning and recall. Mentimeter, Google Forms to get feedback.

8. Digital Badges: Credly, Badgr, Accredible, Open Badges.Org Don’t you love recognition?

I’ve received feedback that many organisations and companies today have their own Organisation Learning Management System platform and these tools I’ve posted are useful for them as well.

If you’ve tried any of the above tools, pls share your comments with me below. Thank you. Stay safe. :-+

#Techtools #Virtual #Facilitation

My best wishes to everyone, esp teachers and children going to school on the morning after end of Circuit Breaker. Taking delight in our everyday. We share the same sky.

A sign of new beginings and better times to come?

Taken on my Samsung hp on 2 June 2020, 654am, the first day after Circuit Breaker. The colors lasted 5 min. Ive never seen this before too. Then the colors changed.

Image size reduced with Photoshop express app.