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Round 3 of the Lockdown has begun, in an attempt to combat the rapid spread of Covid-19, as well as three strands of VOC; the Alpha variant (B.117), the Beta variant (B.1.351), and the Delta variant (B.1.617.1).   Several workplaces in the private sector, in light of initially less strict measures, ensured employee attendance-. When cases began rising rapidly, this led to a number of jokes among employees about the SOPs in place. A...
If you have recently graduated and intend to gain some work experience to enhance your skills and employability in the long-run, read on for some basic ways to gain essential work experience valued by employers in any industry. 1.   Get a part-time job The value of a part-time or temporary job can lead you to great things. Besides filling in the gaps in your resume, it can be the foundation to improve your skills and...
It’s hard not to feel frustrated when you have been searching for a job over a long period of time. The key thing to remember is that staying positive is vital to your job hunt success. Fear not, here are some tips that could help you remain positive during your job search! Self-care is a priority Remember the safety announcement on airplanes? The one about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting others? Apply that to...
Are you a graduate eagerly looking forward to start your first job? If yes, then read on and discover five basic things you need to know before choosing your first job. 1. Benefits Although your base salary makes up a major portion of your compensation, you need to clarify with the hiring manager about other benefits such as medical and insurance coverage, dental and optical allowance, bonuses, commission, etc before signing on the...
Do you obsessively read op-eds and headlines on human rights atrocities? Do you binge watch documentaries and movies depicting the most marginalised? Perhaps you should consider a career in human rights law. You’ve probably already considered this but everything people say about this field of law is stopping you in your tracks. “There’s no money in it” “There’s no scope for this in Malaysia”...
You may have heard about the importance of transferable skills, at career info sessions in school or college, and maybe during workshops held at the office. While we’ve heard of transferable skills, how many of us would be able to explain what they are; or why they’re important? Keep scrolling to learn more… What are Transferable Skills? Transferable skills refer to skills you possess and are useful across a range...
     Whether you are a beginner or have been writing for a long time, writing well takes work. While reading more often can help, there are other ways to significantly improve your writing skills. We share six tips to hone your writing skills. 1. Get the Basics Right Writing engaging content starts with a solid grasp of basic writing principles such as spelling, grammar, and sentence construction. You don’t...
You may have heard the term, but don’t really know what it means. In simple terms, Project Management is the process of leading the work of a team, to meet deadlines. The goal? To complete all the work within the constraints and timeframe. The job of a Project Manager however, is not only to remind people about their deadlines. It’s much more than that and here are 5 skills that will put you on your future employer’s radar....
After years of hard work, you’ve finally made it! You’re officially a law graduate open to new challenges. Still unsure of your next step? Then, check out the viable options below:   Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) : If you are a foreign law graduate keen on practising law in Malaysia The CLP is a 9-month long postgraduate course and professional examination taken by law graduates to qualify as...
Suits. Law & Order. LA Law. Boston Legal.  Legal TV Shows present an entertaining (not to mention inspiring) combination of courtroom drama and the real world of legal practice. In fact, watching legal shows can actually help you decide on the area of law to practice in the future! Let’s dive in and explore some valuable lessons you can gain from watching legal dramas.   1. You learn about legal ethics (and how...
An efficient employee capable of juggling multiple tasks is valued by employers everywhere. However, not all of us are born multitaskers. Multitasking is all about working smarter instead of working harder.   Here are some effective tips to help you juggle different tasks at the workplace without burning out!   Plan your day/work Start the day by planning out what you need to do and then sort them by their due...