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Ahoy there, boss!

An impulse buy led to the start of a yacht charter company, and Evangeline Wong now oversees an all-male crew. -Her World

Investing in people is high on AIA's list

AIA Insurer’s chief believes consumers still need the human touch despite tech advances. -ST

Best tech firms to work for

Corporate culture that encourages creativity is a common denominator, Lester Hio reports. -ST

Free houses and bags of cash: 16 amazing employee benefits you wish you had

Recently, Chinese conglomerate Tiens celebrated its 20th anniversary by treating 6,400 of its employees to a holiday in France. -AsiaOne

Job Hunting

4 tips for 'paiseh' Singaporeans negotiating their salary

The thought of doing something as confrontational as asking for a higher salary goes against everything Singaporeans have learned about respecting authority. -MoneySmart

6 ways that you can look for a job like a pro

For many Singaporean employees, job hunting is like practising a sport-you have to do it all the time to keep yourself on your toes. -MoneySmart

5 reasons why Singaporeans quit their jobs

Job hopping is accepted practice here, and famously unhappy employees are quick to jump ship the moment something better comes along. -MoneySmart

3 unexpected people you should contact on a job hunt

When some people are about to graduate from university or about to get fired form their job, they start mobilising their networks in hopes of obtaining some big fat job leads. -MoneySmart

Career Building

Leading banker rises above O-level setback

Salesman stint during student days in Canada prepared him for global roles in big banks. -ST

4 tips for 'paiseh' Singaporeans negotiating their salary

The thought of doing something as confrontational as asking for a higher salary goes against everything Singaporeans have learned about respecting authority. -MoneySmart

Leadership lessons from Game of Thrones? Yes, really

Can we really learn something from all that betrayal, mind games and false flattery? -BBC Capital

5 tricks that make you more likely to get a pay raise

You need to spend months making efforts to stand out, showing you're not just a regular employee. -MoneySmart

Out of Office

'I started my business while working full-time'

It's not easy juggling a career and your entrepreneurial dreams, but these three women pulled it off. -Simply Her
Failure is not an option, it's a must

Failure is not an option, it's a must

Don't over-educate Singapore's younger generation, says author Nassim Taleb, as education is the enemy of entrepreneurship. -BT
More cool workplaces in Singapore - from ST readers

More cool workplaces in Singapore - from ST readers

Our readers have nominated more workplaces in Singapore that they think are as cool - or even cooler. -ST
8 reasons why taking a break boosts productivity

8 reasons why taking a break boosts productivity

Diving into the work pile without taking a breather is irresponsible and guaranteed to set anyone on a one track road to fatigue. -AsiaOne

Ask

How to pull yourself back from the brink

'Resilience is an attitude.' If that's true, then anyone can learn to adopt it. Lessons from people who've been there and done it. -BBC Capital
9 more things you can do to be happier at work

9 more things you can do to be happier at work

The happier you are, the more positive these outcomes will be, and the further you'll excel in your career. -The Star/ANN
10 clear signs you should quit your job

10 clear signs you should quit your job

You know something is wrong when your usual pick-me-up fails to work its magic. -The Star/ANN
"Omg, you slept with the boss!"

"Omg, you slept with the boss!"

Dating a supervisor, offending a VIP client, "breaking up" with ex-colleagues... only to beg them for help later. These women tell SASHA GONZALES how they survived career-killing moves. -Her World