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Investing in talent: Gemini Development

We are in the era of people. The era where corporates are spending vast amounts of resources on their staff’s development, well-being and retention, where Human Resources encompasses more than just Recruitment and Compensation & Benefits. ...

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Successful case: Technical Support Engineer for a cyber security company in Singapore

The client Our client is a Singapore-based cyber security company, specialising in digital forensics, that manufactures data extraction, transfer and analytical devices for cellular phones and mobile devices. The challenge The client was looking fo...

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Successful case: Sales Manager for an insoles manufacturer in Guangzhou

The client: Our client is a globally well-known company manufacturing foam insoles to help shoe brands build better shoes by making them more comfortable. The company is a leading insoles supplier, supplying to over 250 leading footwear brands. ...

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Life at Gemini

Gemini promotes a happy and friendly work culture, in Hong Kong spread across two offices: our headquarters in Central and a satellite office just across the water in TST. We work with industry experts in all our teams, which enables us to be agile a...

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Successful case: Placement of a Customer Service Coordinator for a ship management service provider

The client Our client is one of the world’s largest providers of third-party ship management services, located in Singapore. With a global maritime network, they deliver products and services for ships related industries. Challenge The client wa...

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How to avoid CV mistakes, tips from Gemini!

To help you improve your changes and personal branding with your CV, we spoke to our consultants and asked them about some of the common mistakes they find. Last week, we posted a blog about common CV mistakes. This week, we asked our expert cons...

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Common CV mistakes

At Gemini Personnel, our consultants receive a lot of CV’s for a wide range of positions, from junior to executive levels across many countries. A survey in 2012 revealed that recruiters and employers spend on average just 6 seconds reviewing a C...

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Market update: China to dominate electric vehicle market for years to come

China is predicted to strengthen its status as the global leader in the production of Electric Vehicles (EV) over the next 20 years, according to a report by Bloomberg. This prediction comes as a result of a government drive towards the production...

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5 tips to make yourself more attractive in the Asian job market

Today it is not enough to just have a good educational background when you are looking for your dream job in Asia. Have you ever thought of the skills you need for your dream job? In this competitive job market, you need to have a combination of educ...

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Successful case: Placement of a Regional Sales Manager in Thailand

Client The client is a European headquartered company specialised in building materials with over a century of history in providing high quality products to commercial and residential markets. Situation The goal of the client was to establish a pres...

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How do you attract the best candidates in Hong Kong’s challenging job market?

The Hong Kong unemployment rate continues to stand at just 2.8%, remaining steady at a 20 year low, according to the Department for Labour and Welfare. In today’s competitive job market, with demand outstripping supply, employers must up their game...

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Successful case: Three positions for a US company opening up in Shanghai

Client The client is a leading company in the chemical industry, specifically in the development and manufacturing of chromatography products. They are headquartered in the United States and recently set-up an office in Shanghai. Situation As their ...

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Placement for a Marketing Communications Specialist

Industry: Medical & Healthcare Devices Company background The client is a leading company in the production of medical devices. Its headquarters is located in Shanghai, and the company has offices all across Europe, the United States, and Asia P...

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Case study: Work and residence permits in Shanghai

For one of our clients in Shanghai, we identified issues related to applying for work and residence permits and provided them with relevant solutions. Client Our client is an innovative company that produces and sells chocolate. They produce fair tr...

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Successful case: Recruiting a business director for a gas-phase filtration company

In this situation, we identified industry weaknesses and challenges and came up with relevant solutions in a difficult process for our client. The client The client was a global leader in the gas phase filtration industry, located in Shanghai. ...

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Successful case: Recruiting a Business Development Consultant with high standards

In this situation, we identified business weaknesses and challenges and came up with relevant solutions in a difficult process for our candidate. The client The client was a renowned consulting firm, located in Bangkok, with outstanding leadership d...

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Finding the right match in the Chinese gaming industry

Company background Our client is a British tech-company that focuses on large-scale simulations. Their headquarters are in London and they are setting up offices in China. Situation The client was looking for an experienced Games Solution Engineer t...

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Unexpected factors that affect your chances of getting hired

We put together a list of seemingly trivial details that can affect your chances of getting the job of your dream — and only some are within your control. The time of your interview According to Glassdoor, 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday is the best time...

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Successful Case: Recruiting an account director for a British technology company

The Client Our Client is a British technology company that focuses on large-scale simulations in the cloud. Their HQ is in London and the company has several offices in China. Situation The client is looking for an Account Director in the gaming ind...

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The secrets to staying motivated at work

As much as you want to be the employee of the month, it’s never easy to stay focused at work all the time. Motivation can be hard to achieve even if you love your job, there would always be a couple of times in the month you find your motivation ha...

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Successful case study: Engineering Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance/ FMCG Company background The client is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals, resins, additives and crosslinkers in Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate, Rayong Province. The company is based in Luxembourg and o...

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Common CV mistakes you need to avoid

You’ve been applying to jobs every day, but it seems as though all of your applications have disappeared into a black hole. Could it be your resume that isn’t getting you any interviews? With only a mere six seconds to “wow” a recruiter, havi...

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Employee benefits trends to watch

Time to boost your pool of applicants! Research shows that competitive perks can be enough to sway quality applicants away from higher paying jobs. Benefits such as… Work-Life Balance Is More Attractive Than Trendy Perks Forget about ping pon...

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What are the red flags of a new job?

Or is it just new job jitters? Starting a new job can be overwhelming. You’re struggling to recognize so many new faces, taking in so much information, and figuring out where to go for happy hour every day. Not to mention trying to be the best emp...

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It's a match!

According to job search site CareerBuilder, 70% of employers in 2018 screened candidates on social media prior to making a hiring decision, up from 60 percent in 2016 and 11 percent in 2006.  It’s obvious that candidates should learn to use so...

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Event: Job Fair by JobMarket (Sept)

Job fair by JobMarket (Sept 11, 2018) Career fairs not only provide employment opportunities, but also provide a network for career exploration and professional development. At the latest job fair hosted by Job market, our HR Consulting Manager - ...

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Case study: Sales in Singapore

The ClientOur client is a luxury watch retail group in Asia. The group currently owns and operates 41 retail stores in Asia. The ChallengeThe client was looking for an experienced sales person who not only possesses a warm personality but also has a...

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5 desired skills for future jobs

The workplace of today and the future might look quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics. The evolving workplace is creating a skills divide. Soon we'll only be as good as the skills we possess. But which skills...

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Case study: Outplacement and redeployment support in Hong Kong

At the end of Q1 Gemini started working with a client in the manufacturing industry. Initially the client planned to lay-off around 30 staff in Hong Kong and China due to office relocation and they approached Gemini for outplacement support for the i...

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Successful case: Recruiting a Regional Director based in Shanghai for a start-up retailer

The Client Our client is a start-up retailer with online and offline stores across China. Challenge The client was looking for a Regional Director based in Shanghai. The candidate would need to travel frequently to manage the offline stores througho...

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Join this new global entertainment community today!

Are you a musician, dancer, acrobat, magician and wanting to be more productive and successful? Well in which case, you need to be part of Entertainer.Work, the fast-growing online network for entertainers. Entertainer.Work is a professional enterta...

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Gemini Personnel & Blast Productions launch new platform Entertainer.Work

Entertainer.Work offers a network of reliable freelance performers and entertainers without charging commission fees. If you are looking for entertainers for your business but don’t know where to start, Entertainer.Work is the place for you. We be...

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Successful case: Recruiting an Assistant Sales Engineer based in Shanghai

Read our successful case to know how Gemini’s Consultant helped the candidate understand the opportunities, career development and company culture of the client’s organisation. ...

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Successful case: Recruiting a Plant Controller for a well-established company in automotive industry

Gemini’s consultant had played a very important role in determining the right match between candidate and position. Read our successful case to know how we assisted a well-established company in the automotive industry to achieve their recruiment g...

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Successful case: Assisting a Fortune Global 500 company in seeking replacement for a Product Quality Expert

Gemini's Consultants are helping the clients achieve their goals. Read our successful case to know how we assisted a Fortune Global 500 company in seeking replacement for a Product Quality Expert. Please contact us to see how Gemini can achieve your ...

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Successful case: Recruiting a Plant Manager for a global food and beverage company

Read this successful case to explore how Gemini's Consultant managed the recruitment cycle within one month, from the firm understanding of the role requirements through to the strong candidates presented. ...

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5 tips for employer branding

Today, in a currently changing and developing business climate and increasing shortages of skilled talents, many organisations struggle with attraction and, perhaps even more so, retention of talented employees. Employees today decide to join a compa...

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More than 8 in 10 businesses underwent transformational change in 2017

A global survey by interim management specialist IXPA has found that 85% of businesses underwent transformational change in 2017. The study looked at the key challenges facing organisations around the world over the past 12 months and asked leaders ...

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New rail link jump starts in Thailand

The cabinet recently gave the go-ahead for the Highways Department to begin building the first 3.5 kilometres section of the Thai-Sino high-speed train project, stretching from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima. The transport minister said...

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Welcome to our new consultants

Senior Consultant – Permanent Division, Mr. Chris Tan Originally from Malaysia, Chris has a background of nine years’ experience in Banking Telesales and seven years’ experience in Executive Search in the Banking and Finance industr...

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Regional management meeting 2017

Last December Gemini held its annual regional management meeting in Thailand. Directors and Managers from our Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore and Thailand offices were present. The agenda of the meeting included a reflection on the...

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The Kingdom's economic growth gaining momentum

Thailand has seen a significant jump in growth, smashing expectations forecasted in the first quarter. Thailand’s economic growth is likely to come close to 4% this year after robust momentum continued in October, despite low activity in the month ...

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Annual Christmas lunch 2017

Christmas is the best time of the year. We enjoyed a Christmas lunch buffet in the JW Marriott Hotel and we all got together for good food and lots of fun! We wish all our clients and colleagues a prosperous New Year....

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Enhancing your brand through Gemini’s Outplacement Service

Layoffs are inevitable. Even during economic boom, companies may retire product lines, relocate business units or rebalance capabilities leading to reductions in workforce. In Hong Kong and across Asia today, more and more companies are us...

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Hong Kong recruitment outlook 2018

With Hong Kong’s GDP predicted to expand conservatively in 2018 by 2.8%, we expect the strong hiring activity we saw in the third and fourth quarters of 2017 to continue across a range of roles and industries. In order to cope with regulatory and...

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Build up your personal brand on Linkedin

Linkedin is becoming more and more important nowadays. It is the place where all Human Resources managers, recruiters and candidates are now networking. It is a good place for searching and viewing a person/company’s background directly. But with o...

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Singapore employment outlook remains flat in 2017

The outlook for Singapore is expected to remain relatively unchanged from last year. Start-up, eCommerce, Fintech, Gaming, Digital and Technology are likely to be the fast growing sectors, with government support to boost and help start up investmen...

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Thailand continues to lag behind in English language proficiency in Asia study

The internation language school, Education First report identifies global and regional English-language learning trends and analyses the relationship between countries’ English proficiency and their economic competitiveness. In Asian countries, Si...

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China’s workplace outlook

According to one of the major HR consultancies, China’s economic outlook seems promising for the upcoming period. Out of 130 companies more than 75 percent consider that the Chinese market will undergo a significant growth, which is a noteworthy in...

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Interim IT Director to introduce new ERP System

The Situation: We were contacted by 2-Ply Garment Co Ltd, a luxury cashmere garment manufacturer. Its headquarters are in Switzerland and it has a factory in Suzhou, China. It was in need of an Interim IT Director to Introduce a new ERP system (...

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Thailand Eastern seaboard investment plan

This year has seen significant progress on the EEC (Easter Economic Corridor) which has seen a wealth of investment this year, both foreign and internationally. The total effected area is 13,285 square kilometres; the total investment targeted ...

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Minimum wage increases in China

Only two cities, Shanghai and Shenzhen have set their own minimum wage in 2017, although all regional governments are authorized to do so, and this usually occurs within the first half of the year. Three provinces, Shandong, Fujian and Shaanxi have ...

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43% of Hong Kongers are looking to change jobs in 2017

A survey by the career platform JobsDB shows an increased number of people currently employed (43% compared to 39% last year) in Hong Kong have indicated they are looking to change jobs. Main reasons for seeking new employment opportunities are bette...

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Green Card upgrade in China

China is upgrading the Foreign Permanent Residence ID Card (also known as Green Card) starting from 16th June 2017. Existing green card holders can apply immediately for the new card, which will take approximately twenty days to process. Alternativ...

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Hong Kong crowned world’s most competitive economy

In the annual ranking by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Hong Kong placed first out of 63 economies, for the second year in a row. The ranking is based on four competitiveness indicators: economic performance, government ...

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It is time to up-skill your digital ability

Do you know what artificial intelligence (AI) is? If not, have you heard of the name AlphaGo which has been extensively mentioned on the news over the last years? AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence program invented by Google’s DeepMind, is develo...

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Singapore comes out tops in Asia Pacific for talent competitiveness

Singapore came in second after Switzerland in the Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) which ranked more than 100 countries according to their ability to develop, attract and retain talent. The city state came in the top place in Asia Pacific for ...

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Why it is difficult for us to step outside our comfort zone

Have you ever been asked to talk or answer a question in front of a group of people? Did you feel nervous or scared to do so and secretly asked yourself why you were so unlucky? If so, you might need to be aware of staying too much in your comfort zo...

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Facebook is one of the reference checks for your potential employers

A survey from Microsoft found that 79% of employers use social networking sites (Facebook/Twitter) before making the final decision on hiring a candidate. A candidate’s social media profile will be checked by potential employers when it comes to as...

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Investments in Thailand up by 20 percent

Thailand’s corporate and state enterprises plan to invest more than Bt1 trillion this year, including projects eligible for tax incentives from the Board of Investment (BOI), according to a survey by The Nation. This is more than 20 per cent highe...

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Singapore’s salary and employment outlook

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released its fourth quarterly analysis on the labour market situation for 2016 which included unemployment, employment, redundancy, and job vacancy. The unemployment rate rose to 3% in 2016, with the number of job v...

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China companies look to branding to attract talent

There is a positive outlook on hiring by Chinese companies in 2017 according to a recent survey conducted by an international recruiter. The global recruitment specialist took a sample of 3400 employers in Asia in order to find out more about employm...

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Hong Kong hiring 2017: increases in head count and salary

Although a slight dip in some industries is expected for 2017 and the unemployment rate seems to remain a stable 3.3 per cent, the total economy is forecast to grow by 2 to 3 per cent, according to Hong Kong Trade Development Council Research. A rec...

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The Swiss Chamber of Commerce - Women success stories

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce invites women who have made it to the top and women with the entrepreneurial spark who are looking to get there to come together, share stories, and be inspired. CHE Chew Chan, Shanghai Branch Manager, JM Gemini Personn...

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Hong Kong Unemployment Rate 3.3 percent (December 2016 - February 2017)

The latest unemployment statistics stood at 3.3 per cent in the three months to February 2017. The underemployment rate decreased to 1.2 per cent in November 2016 - January 2017, according to the Census and Statistics Department. “The jobless rate ...

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Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to achieve more

It is time to challenge yourself! As poet T.S. Elliot famously said, “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Why not force yourself to find out? We would like to share a project "100 Days Without Fear"...

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Email templates every job-seeker needs

Nowadays, Email is a common tool of communication used by recruiters or hiring managers to contact their potential candidates. Email communication may be one of the impressive ways to personalize your message, present a sincere attitude and provide s...

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New foreign employment permit system in China

China will combine its Foreign Work Permit and Expert Permit programs into a single Employment Permit scheme beginning 1st October 2016. Foreign nationals who have previously applied for either a Foreign Work Permit or Expert Permit will soon apply ...

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Ashley Stahl: 3 Questions to unlock your authentic career

Ashley Stahl is an American national security professional turned entrepreneur, speaker and career coach. She coaches Millennials on how to find their purpose, master the job hunt, and eventually transition into entrepreneurship.  A Gallup...

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Linkedin 7th most socially engaged agencies in the medium enterprises category

LinkedIn has so kindly awarded Gemini Personnel Limited, 7th Most Socially Engaged Agencies in the Medium Enterprises category. This ranking is a reflection of a firm’s diligence and dedication to integrating social media into their business and i...

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Most creative résumés we've ever seen

Employers receive vast numbers of résumés every day from candidates hoping to land that dream job. Your résumé is the first step in introducing yourself, not only does it show your qualifications, skills and working experience, it also gives you ...

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Fun things you can do this weekend

Friday is here! It is time to plan your weekend to recharge and power up. There are many ideas on a strict budget; you can do during your days off. Go Exercise (Run/walk/hiking/Swim/Dance/community sport)Turn on your ipod and start doing your exerci...

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Quit your job before you got an offer?

Are you still thinking about when to quit your job? Have you planned what you could do after quitting? Leave now and never look back? How long has this idea been in your mind? Has this been a week? A year, or perhaps 10 years and more?  The core...

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Say goodbye to career planning - Tim Clark TEDx Talks

Whether it’s as you run up to graduation or in the formative years of your career there seems to be an increased emphasis on planning, planning your career, making sure each step you take is aligned to the longer term goals, ensuring your plan meet...

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PSB Academy Annual Career Fair 2016

The PSB Academy Annual Career Fair is a strategic and excellent platform for prospective employers to meet potential candidates in person and to recruit PSB Academy students and alumni at the fair. Through this event, organizations were able to raise...

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14 things successful people do on weekends

It’s Friday again! What will you do this weekend to help you unwind? The weekend gives us an opportunity to relax and re-boost ourselves for the week ahead.  What do you do on your weekend to get you in the right frame of mind for a successfu...

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Questions that can help you find your dream job

Are you looking for your dream job but not sure exactly what it is? “Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one” don’t be afraid to explore all possibility and be open to changes. Persevere and you will find your dream j...

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6 tips to get your first job after college

Create a LinkedIn profile and utilize it Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, said in Forbes Magazine, “Students should prepare it (LinkedIn profile) as early as their senior year in the high school.&...

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7 body language tips for your job interview

When an employer invites you to interview for a job you will make a lot of preparations for the interview, study the company background (its website /blog /LinkedIn/Facebook), news about the industry, introduction speech, the questions you might be a...

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Effective ways to better work with your boss & manager

While the boss usually looks at the monetary plan view of the company’s revenue, with a top priority in having hardworking employees, it’s just as important to the boss that they dislike superficial relationships with the people they work with ev...

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Tips for balancing work and life

It’s all about the balance…balancing work and life is a big topic with many employers now realising how critical it is to get it right, not least of all because of many illnesses that are born from stress. Everyone wants to have a balanced life,...

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IMS China partners with IXPA to Strengthen the Human Resources

We are delighted to announce that IMS China is now a member of IXPA (International Executive Provider Alliance) - A strong, experienced organization combining the individual competencies of national providers into a global collaboration on the basis ...

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