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Anxious Procrastination: The What & the How of the Issue

Ever had those moments where you KNOW you had something to do, but… you just can’t bring yourself to do it? You have all the tools, all the resources necessary- but you just can’t bring yourself to get started- telling…

How to Overcome a Mental Block

You have an essay/ assignment/ article/ report/ (insert suitable task here) to write/ prep. You crack open your laptop, pull up the necessary references/ material for your work, give yourself a good stretch and, feeling motivated and inspired, you settle…

Hot & Cold:

Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviour at Work & CollegeView the story Hot & Cold: Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviour at Work & Uni Working in groups is no easy task- be it working with your classmates on those ever-dreaded group…

Because I’m Happy:

5 Things You Can Do to Give Your Week a Positive Start!View the story Because I’m Happy: 5 Things You Can Do to Give Your Week a Positive Start! It’s a rare person who ISN’T suffering from the Monday Blues…

Tools of Success

Independence. Such a simple word, filled with a myriad of meanings. To a country, it’s a day of celebration and acknowledging its history. To a person, independence, the ability to live your life without being governed by other people, is…

Cracking the Chronotype Code

We don’t all wake up the same way. Some of us rise with the sun, and greet the new day with a cheerful grin as a rooster crows in the distance. Others would prefer to avoid the sunlight peeking into…

The Crypto Breakdown

Practically the whole world (besides technophobes, and possibly the Amish) was an astonished and horrified audience to the event known as the Great Crypto Crash of 2022 over the last two weeks of May. Even key players in the cryptocurrency…

Studying Fit: Staying Healthy Amidst Finals Fever

Ah, finals season. A season of burning the midnight oil, as your power through last minute studying and/or assignment work, fuelled by caffeine, snacks and the determination to see things through! “Sleep is for the weak!” you cry, as you…

Why is Early Learning So Important?

Take a look at the impact of Early Learning on a child’s growth and development!View the story Why is Early Learning So important? From Indeed.com: “A Kindergarten Teacher, or Early Childhood Educator, is responsible for supervising children and guiding their…

Special Education Needs: Learning Disabilities

While some of us have fond memories of school and all we learned, that may not be the case for others. For some specifically, school wasn’t a place to learn more or make friends. Instead, it was an incredibly stressful…

Much To-Do: The Importance of To-Do Lists

We’ve all had those days. You know- those days. Days where we’re running around in “headless chicken” mode, desperately trying to catch up with our tasks and chores, like an overworked K-Drama heroine- only to discover that we’ve left a…

The Scope of Technology Law

The more we progress as a society, the faster technology develops- and the more intertwined it is in our lives. Some say that tech is the future. Some say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”- the traditional methods will…

Burnout Culture

Keeping up societal expectations can often be the root cause of a lot of stress. Making sure that you behave a certain way, act a certain way, present yourself in a certain way and listening to people telling you to…

Passion, Personality & Your Career Path

Traditionally when people think of work, it is not something that personally relates to them, or that they enjoy doing. Work was often thought of as a time set aside to do what was necessary to feed oneself and their…

What’s The Fuss About The Gig Economy And How To Thrive In It?

In a digitally-driven world, the abundance of digital platforms offering various products and services has reshaped the future of work. Today, the idea of a working a 9-5 job in the same organisation for 15 years or even until retirement…

Project Management Skills To Impress Your Manager

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…

Event Management in the New Norm

Cultural, sports, leisure and entertainment gatherings have been the type of events that people are mostly looking forward to attend. Albeit the huge roadblock for event management industry to make sure the show must go on, there are many ways…

5 Ways to Improve Your Study Skills

Good study skills makes a world of difference. It saves time spent on studying, helps you learn more, achieve good grades and reduces the stress of sitting for exams. Here are five effective ways you can improve your study skills….

What To Expect In College

Movies such as The Social Network, The Internship and Legally Blonde might depict college as a period of fun, freedom and… well, fun! You’re finally free to do what you like without your parents looking over your shoulder, and you’ll…

What Should You Do After SPM Results Are Out?

The days leading up to the SPM results and even after getting your results will be filled with a lot of advice from many people on what you should study next or do for a brighter future. Such advice may…

6 Things SPM Students Should Know

Another year, and another round of students who have just sat for the SPM. The usual routine. Or, not so much with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a crazy, scary time, with all of us learning new…

Awesome Careers With A Psychology Degree

In a nutshell, psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. If you are curious about how the human mind works and why humans act in a certain way, then pursuing a degree in psychology is a perfect…

The Role of Parents in Education

You won’t be wrong in saying that we stand on the shoulders of giants when we look upon the foundations of society as we know it today. Quite literally, this would be how most of us felt as a child…

Becoming A Childcare Worker

Do you love getting messy and diving straight into where the party is? As in children’s birthday parties, lots of them, and possibly every other day at your workplace? Then getting into the childcare industry may be the right fit…

5 Amazing Reasons To Study Early Childhood Education

Achild’s brain development occurs in the first five years of life. The early stages of a child’s development will have a significant impact on their entire life. Early childhood educators play an important role to nurture young minds through the…

The Importance of Entrepreneurs

It’s been more than 2 years since Covid-19 landed on Malaysian soil and it seems like this “new normal” that we’re experiencing is becoming, well, normal – it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. This trying time has…

15 Laws of Individual Growth

Individual growth is a critical aspect in everyone’s lives. However, sometimes an individual may hit a growth gap trap, hindering personal development, and limiting potential. People tend to lose themselves in these traps, believing that there is no other option….

Empowering Youth For The Workforce

The wise Nelson Mandela once said, “the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow”. This especially rings true when it comes to the global economy and jobs sector. The youth of today are going to be the ones to…

5 Common Misconceptions About A Career In HR

Generally, human resources tends to have a bad rep simply because they are viewed as the hire-and-fire crew when in fact they are a group of professionals at the centre of each company’s growth. In this article, we seek to…

Skills & Competencies You Need For a Career In HR

Interested in a career in human resources (HR)? Want to know more about the skills and competencies you need? HR professionals are in charge of maintaining the welfare of the workforce and must possess the right skills and competencies. Here…

7 Must-Have Leadership Skills To Be Future Ready

What is the future of work? What will it look like, especially with the more widespread adoption of trends such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence? According to experts, there will be a shift in specialised skills…

5 Companies With Strong Procurement Strategies

5 Companies With Strong Procurement Strategies It’s common knowledge that the best procurement strategies tend to prioritise cost and risk reduction, strategic alignment and transformation. Among the priorities most often cited for procurement strategies include: sustaining cost reductions reducing price…

Satya Nadella’s Inspiring Words On Challenges In Life And Leadership

Satya Narayana Nadella is a trailblazer and business icon who rose from a rank-and-file Microsoft engineer to CEO in 2014. During his earlier days in Microsoft, Nadella impressed his co-workers by commuting every weekend from Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington,…

Pocket Career Advice

As you continue to elevate in your career, you will most likely come in contact with a bucketload of advice regarding careers. This is especially true for fresh graduates who are more often than not, confused and clueless about their…

Career Trajectory In The New Normal

We have all heard over the last two years that we should be ready for the “new normal.” It is unclear though, what that entails. Everyone, including professionals and graduates, have felt the pinch due to the pandemic. Some professionals…

Making The Right Course & Career Decision

Indecisiveness is a common occurrence in many stages of life. As kids, many of us may recall facing a fashion dilemma in deciding whether to choose a bright pink top or a purple top, or whether jeans or shorts were…

5 Reasons To Choose Accounting & Finance

Do you have a head for numbers? A flair for keeping track of your finances? Does the sight of a neatly balanced budget bring a warm, fuzzy feeling to your heart? If your answer to all those questions is “YES!”,…

Develop Your ‘Futures Literacy’

According to UNESCO, ‘Futures Literacy’ (FL) is a capability. It is the skill that allows people to better understand the role of the future in what they see and do. Being ‘futures literate’ empowers the imagination, enhances our ability to…

Why Study Accounting & Finance

Accounting and Finance has always been regarded as a field known for integrity and ethics. If you have always loved the challenge of analysing numbers and equations, and finding the right solutions to problems, let us help chart your pathway…

Relevance of Information Communication Technology

As time passes, we see the world evolve and advance like never before. Work continues to expand, corporations and businesses being developed, and technology being upgraded to become more relevant in the workplace. Here are a few factors which contribute…

What Next After A Tech & Innovation Degree

What can I consider pursuing with my degree and Master’s in Digital Transformation? A better question would be “What CAN’T you pursue?” Your degree or postgraduate qualification in Digital Transformation opens doors to a multitude of career pathways. Equipped with…

Why Study Technology & Innovation

When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, various aspects of our daily lives were put on hold as the brakes slammed down on the global economy. However, there were other areas that accelerated ahead due to pandemic-induced disruptions… New and transformative…

Why Study Business

Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Indra Nooyi , Richard Branson, Tony Fernandes, Jack Ma – these household names have many things in common. They are innovators, creators, visionaries but most importantly, they rule the world of business….

What Next After A Business Degree

What can I consider pursuing with my Business degree? A better question would be what can’t you pursue? Your degree or postgraduate qualification in Business opens doors to a multitude of career pathways. From managing your own company to delving…

Careers of The Future: 5 Emerging Jobs in Malaysia

Choosing the right course to study Post-SPM can be a major turning point for you- and the rapid development of digital tech in the recent years has only served to expand the range of options available. According to the Malaysian…

3 Ways To Pick Up Coding

Coding, an essential to the internet infrastructure, has long been perceived as something only used by hackers and web developers. These days however, the benefits of coding knowledge is a widespread phenomena, and many are picking up coding to both…

Blockchain Tech is Here To Stay- Here’s What You Need To Know!

You’ve probably heard of the word “blockchain” being bandied about pretty frequently, and like most people, you would be familiar with the fact that blockchain is the technology used to verify and record transactions of digital currency Bitcoin, which has…

Why Pursue A Career In Software Development

Have you ever considered yourself to be a tech-savvy individual? Do you love codes and puzzles that can actually be solved? Then, venturing into a career in software development could end up being an exciting and rewarding choice for you….

5 Reasons You’ll Enjoy Studying For An MBA (Digital Transformation)

You’re probably thinking that a postgraduate course will take a lot of mental willpower, energy, and money to make it through. Besides, you’ve already graduated and probably working, way past the point of getting back into the chore of studying…

Getting Down to Teaching Online

If you are one who feels strongly about the education system, and wish to do your part in nurturing students and shaping young minds, you may have toyed with the idea of teaching, as a career. The first quarter of…

Focusing On Information Technology In Education Today

Technological advancement has been a constant over the past 2 decades and this trend shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Blockchain technology’s rise to prominence is a clear sign of the times and cryptocurrencies aside, the use of blockchain…

Using Social Media Wisely For Your Dream Job

Frank Parsons, considered the father of career development, suggested career practitioners have: 1. An accurate understanding of our traits; 2. Knowledge of the labour market; and 3. An understanding of the relationship between the two. Take this information and apply…

Career Development Books To Help Your Career

Building a fulfilling career involves reflection on not only the type of work which suits your skills and talent, but also the type of life you wish to lead. Here are 5 career books that may come in handy to…

Surviving The New Age Workforce

The workforce of the future consists the most diverse group of individuals coming together under one roof. Generally, the two main groups that find it tough to see eye to eye are Baby Boomers (those born between 1946- 1964) and…

Business in Tech: How MBA’s Stay Relevant

With technological advancements moving at an almost unbelievably rapid pace, a two year absence from the workforce to obtain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) qualification may not seem appealing- especially to those who are looking to rise through the…

What To Know About Studying Business

Contrary to popular belief, business degrees aren’t limited to a single field. Whne you opt for a business degree, you have the opportunity to specialise in several key areas such as accounting, finance, management or even entrepreneurship. Such is the…

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Lessons In Leadership

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is just like exploring recipes in cooking – you should try out tested and true methods practised by others before you venture into creating your own – such is the journey in discovering your own path…

Thinking of Becoming An Entrepreneur After Graduation?

Most fresh graduates are eager to embark on their journey into the corporate world and build a career in a chosen field. However, there are some who may prefer to take the unconventional route and start their own business and…

4 Things About Entrepreneurship We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work“. As an entrepreneur, Steve Jobs never ceases to come out with…

The Importance of Entrepreneurs Today

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How New Media & Pop Culture Shape Social Change Today

If you look at how far global society has come, you can say that indeed much has changed. The impact left by various movements and events in human history has brought to light many issues leading to relevant changes in…

Take The Deep Dive Into The Blockchain Job Market

The blockchain industry is capturing the attention of talented professionals from a variety of backgrounds and continues to grow. According to reports, there is a massive spike in candidates searching for roles in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and blockchain. Compared to the…

Essential Skills You Need In A Post-Covid 19 World

The world as we knew it has changed for good. Where we once found ourselves in crowded restaurants and cafes, social distancing is the now norm with no more than two persons to a table, separated by a meter’s distance!…

Essential Social Media Skills Employers Value

Once upon a time, even the mere thought of ‘social media’ as a thing would have been a foreign concept. And social media skills? Most probably completely unheard of. Fast forward to the 21st century and the current employment market…

4 Ways to Land Your First Job After Graduation

Okay, so you’re done with University and now you’re looking for a job. Figuring out what employers are looking for in graduates may be tough. Here are some essential skills employers look for in graduates. Be Adaptable Adaptability means being…

Passive Income Ideas To Build Your Own Wealth

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make money doing nothing at all or even while you are asleep? What once was a pipe dream is now actually possible – you just need to put in the hard work now,…

The “Kakeibo” Way of Saving Money

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Communication Skills In Accountancy: Why Is It Important?

Fact – Communication is more of a package than individual skill. Your ability with numbers in accountancy should be as good as your communication skills if you want to stay ahead of the game. You must be able to communicate…

Advocating For The Importance of Education For Children

Since the year 2000, the number of children in child labour throughout the world has reduced by 94 million. However, in recent years the rate of reduction has slowed down by two-thirds. The UN Sustainable Development Goals call for child…

Presentation, Persistence and Personality – The 3Ps for Career Success

There is a difference between looking for a career and looking for a job. A job is often a temporary fix. Often jobs provide the income meet financial commitments or just to get the bills paid. A job is slinging…

Adaptability Skills For Career Success

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Networking For Introverts

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5 Reasons You Should Think About A Career In Teaching

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New Age, New Career

With all these news and articles circulating around social media and the press about how uncertain and tough the current job market is because of Covid-19, you must be wondering what you can do to fortify your own career.  In…

6 Surprising Benefits Of Studying Psychology

Do you like figuring out people and the reasons behind their decisions and behaviour? Want to make your talent of people-watching part of your career but scared of drowning in a pile of books? Let us help you understand more…

5 Steps to Ensure Mental Wellbeing

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5 Ways To Safeguard Your Mental Health At Work

Mental health has become a hot topic of discussion, more so in today’s competitive job market. The far-reaching effects of poor mental health at the workplace includes low productivity. On that note, here are some basic ways to protect and…

What’s The Fuss About Psychometric Assessments?

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Coping With Imposter Syndrome

Hey, you did great at that last presentation! You’ve been keeping on top of things at work, your output has been great and your KPI is amazing! So…why do you keep feeling like it’s all going to come crumbling down…

Hot Jobs In The New Norm

As we continue to adapt to the “new normal” of social distancing and working remotely for an indefinite period of time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the current job market has seen major changes in the types of jobs that…

Going Digital: Establishing Your Online Business

Asimple fact that is slowly becoming accepted by the general public is that going digital is indeed the way to go these days, especially when it comes to doing business. As trends in recent years indicate, technological advancements have allowed…

8 Digital Jobs Every Company Should Be Hiring

In 2016, the World Economic Forum in a report estimated that technological advancements and demographic changes could lead to a net loss of 5 million jobs by the year 2020. A majority of these jobs are likely to be white-collar,…

Unique Careers for Millennials

You’ve probably heard the term “millenials” thrown around dozens of times, normally to describe yourself and friends/co-workers/acquaintances in a specific age group. Fun Fact: The term ‘millennial’ is used to refer to anyone born from 1981 to 1996, who make…