Commentaries

Some of my articles that are not published on my website.

Private-hire driving helped me tide over a tough period. I won't recommend that to youths today
Private-hire driving helped me tide over a tough period. I won’t recommend that to youths today

Otherwise, you might be in the driver’s seat but find yourself driving only to someone else’s destination.

Here’s what I won’t miss about working from home
Here’s what I won’t miss about working from home

After nine months of working from home, and initially favouring it, many can’t wait to get back to the office

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Having worked as a Uber driver previously, it’s worth reconsidering pushing for gig economy workers to transition to fulltime work.

Despite stiffer competition, Zoom is ahead of the pack
Despite stiffer competition, Zoom is ahead of the pack

It’s not just Zoom’s popularity and use that has increased during COVID-19, the company’s share price has surged too

Annual performance reviews - an archaic HR practice we must disrupt
Annual performance reviews – an archaic HR practice we must disrupt

COVID-19 makes it difficult to administer and manage the annual performance reviews in any case, so it is timely to introduce more relevant frameworks

Want your dream job? Here are the career milestones to hit at every age
Want your dream job? Here are the career milestones to hit at every age

Mulling over whether to join a big multinational company or a start-up? Do you really have to pay your dues with long hours?

Sometimes, a promotion isn’t all that great
Sometimes, a promotion isn’t all that great

Thinking of taking that promotion? Pursue passion, not money

Do not fear retrenchment. Four tips for working professionals in a downturn
Do not fear retrenchment. Four tips for working professionals in a downturn

Being attractive to potential hirers will involve asking for help and refreshing your online profiles, among other steps you can take

The biggest work-from-home exercise may have just begun. How ready is Singapore?
The biggest work-from-home exercise may have just begun. How ready is Singapore?

Many Singapore workers already say they work from home at least once a week so the implementation of flexible work arrangements as part of business continuity plans should be seamless

What to do when the HR recruiter ghosts you
What to do when the HR recruiter ghosts you

You would think that with email and instant messaging, your job application will get at least a response but ghosting is a common experience these days

Driving a Grab full-time right after graduation. Should you do it?
Driving a Grab full-time right after graduation. Should you do it?

Is taking a job that’s irrelevant to your years of acquired qualifications worth it, even if it pays handsomely?

The journey up your career Everest is full of challenges. Here's how to conquer it
The journey up your career Everest is full of challenges. Here’s how to conquer it

Your journey up the career ladder requires more than just your work experience

Not the end of the world, when you get a ‘lousy internship’ with mindless tasks
Not the end of the world, when you get a ‘lousy internship’ with mindless tasks

Tales of bad internship experiences abound, but that’s no reason to give up on your transition into the working world

Rockstar internships are for rockstar interns
Rockstar internships are for rockstar interns

Many lament poor internship experiences but interns need to shape their own experiences to get the most out of these

Giving feedback, the trickiest task that pains every manager
Giving feedback, the trickiest task that pains every manager

But communicating feedback is a core function of leadership