Jeraldine

Hello! I am Jeraldine. I care about the challenges and aspirations of my generation such as coping with the high cost of living; navigating the issues faced in our careers; providing the best for our elderly parents and children and saving for our own retirement.

In this blog, I hope to explore solutions we can take on an individual level and as a country to tackle these issues.

How young PMETs can protect ourselves from retrenchment in our 40s

Many PMETs in their 40s and above have been let go over the past few years. According to the Ministry of Manpower's Labour Market Survey, the most common profile of locals hardest hit by retrenchment are often those above 40, PMETs and degree holders.  Reading the stories of some of these older PMETs who were retrenched saddens me. Imagine working for an organization for so...

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Important lessons I’ve learnt in my first 5 years as a working adult

I finally completed my first 5 years as a working adult which I started when I was 23 years old. This concludes the chapter of my life as someone who was new to the working world. Adjusting to working life and #adulting was not easy for me, the challenges I faced were vastly different from university. It took me quite a lot of time to...

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How to figure out what you really want in a job? [Free template included]

Many of my peers shared with me that they are unable to figure out what they really want in a job or career. If this is something you're going through, don't worry, you are not alone. it is common to go through a period of self-doubt and insecurity about your career path after graduation. In fact, it was recently reported that 4 in 5 young...

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Why employers in Singapore should consider flexible work arrangements

Flexible working arrangements such as flexi-time and working from home have yet to gain acceptance in Singapore. Based on the recent Ranstand WorkMonitor, 76% of Singaporeans agreed with the statement: “At my employer, we still work in a 'traditional manner'; everyone works at the office during opening hours.”. This is despite the fact that the Singapore’s Ministry for Manpower launched the Tripartite Standard on Flexible...

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Questions from a Fresh Graduate on the IT Industry in Singapore

Earlier this week, I received an email from a reader who wanted to know more about the IT Industry in Singapore. *For my Millennial readers, "IT" is what the older generation refers to as the "tech industry". I am guessing his email must have been in response to my article about why I chose to work in tech. I currently work in the technology industry,...

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Why I chose to work in tech

When I was young, I never thought that I would end up working in tech, or what the older generation describes as "IT". My ambitions were quite different. I wanted to be an artist; scientist; psychologist or a journalist. Perhaps, it was my misconception of the industry. I thought of people in the technology sector as the guys who helped you when your Microsoft Powerpoint...

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