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Sensory scientist's aim: Not to leave a bad taste in one's mouth

His work involves training, and working with taste testers, as well as tasting and working on new products. -ST

The young take a shine to house cleaning

Many attracted to higher hourly rates, compared with other service jobs. -ST

10 jobs for those who love to travel

Instead of surfing the web for "bucket-list destinations", snap out of that Walter Mitty gaze and drop your resume at any of these 10 travel-related jobs. -AsiaOne

From scientist to property developer

Property firm founder's savvy instincts lead him on expansion path. -ST

Job Hunting

Top 10 industries with most job-hoppers

As the change of career path needs forward-planning and could reveal a bigger picture beyond individual preference, let's take a look at the top 10 industries with most active job-hoppers. -China Daily/ANN

More jobseekers over 45 prefer Facebook over LinkedIn

The survey also revealed that more young jobseekers, with around one in five 18-24-year-olds, have taken to Twitter and Instagram to find work. -AsiaOne

Top 3 reasons Singaporean employers reject job applicants

Your degree from that fancy pants university cost your parents a ton of money, plus you did about fifty internships. So why have you not been able to snag any of the good jobs out there? -MoneySmart

6 questions Singapore job candidates find hardest to answer

Candidates thought questions about long-term career goals were the most difficult to answer. -AsiaOne

Career Building

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

Going for Gold

Chung Tze Khit started with a mobile gym and now runs the biggest local chain of fitness gyms. -ST

Australia readies for first privately-owned Chinese bank

A Sydney-based investment management company is planning to set up the first privately-owned Chinese bank in Australia. -Reuters

Only 1 in 10 think upgrading will lead to higher pay

While upgrading may help to boost employability for some, most in Singapore do not think it is a consideration in their organisation for a pay increment. -STJobs

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

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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
So you want to be a start-up boss

So you want to be a start-up boss

Have a clear business plan and a strong team in place from the get-go, experts advise. -ST