How to maintain a work life balance

In partnership with      It is important to have a balance between your job and the other areas of your life so you can be productive, healthy and happy both at work and outside of it. To achieve this balance, plan your day around the most important projects, take regular breaks and make use of your annual work leave to successfully strike a balance between your job and the…

How to negotiate the salary you want.

In partnership with Michael Page.      Many people don’t realise that the salary they’re offered along with a new role isn’t necessarily the final offer, but a starting point to negotiating the salary you want. The idea of asking for a higher figure is daunting, but it’s an expected part of the hiring process. However, to negotiate your new salary from a position of strength, preparation is crucial. You…

Could Facebook stop you getting hired?

In partnership with Michael Page.     The web now plays a huge role in the recruitment process for both employers and for candidates. With the increasing prevalence of online CV searches, digital portfolios and online job boards, the recruitment process has firmly shifted into the online domain. While the internet offers increased visibility and ease of application, it can also come with some risks for unsuspecting job seekers. Most…

HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL VALUE PROPOSITION (PVP)

Your PVP is an essential part of your job search toolbox. It helps you shape and define your personal brand, and allows you to articulate the value you bring to your target employer. And because your PVP is a “living” document, it needs to be updated and given regular attention throughout your professional life. What makes a great PVP? A robust PVP expresses the following attributes of your unique profile…

NBS Career Day

Article written by Venkatsubrmaniam , Nanyang Fellows MBA Nanyang Business School conducted its annual NBS Career Day on 24th Jan 2017. Typically, it was a half day event, scheduled between 12:30pm to 4:30pm. This is a joint event for both the NBS Undergraduate and NBS Graduate students and was held at the Nanyang Auditorium. This event was split into 2 phases. Phase 1, between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, was primarily focused…

Meditate to be better than a Goldfish

originally published on Financial Times MBA Blog on June 6, 2016 by: Laura Melina Loeven, MBA 2015-16 As part of my MBA degree at Nanyang Business School, I sought relief from my stressful student life by joining a meditation and leadership workshop with Laurence Freeman. Father Freeman is a Benedictine monk who became famous for practising meditation with Lee Kuan Yew, the prime minister of Singapore between 1959 and 1990. Meditation describes the…

10 Ways to Network Better

It’s now more obvious than ever that you can’t get anywhere without networking. And it isn’t just about networking when you need a job or new business, but more about making networking a daily activity. Be it online or one-to-one, you need to be prepared. Here are some valuable tips to get you geared up. 1. Keep Business Cards Ready This is a rule that applies to all situations –…

Crafting a Perfect Resume

Most of you would have dedicated valuable hours to the GMAT on your quest for the perfect score. You’ve probably also rehearsed replies to all kinds of possible interview questions. But have you put enough effort into your resume? You definitely should, because a resume written for an MBA admissions committee isn’t the same thing as one that you send to prospective employers. In other words, a bit of tweaking…

Working With Cross Cultural Teams

s A good manager has to have the key skills required to manage teams in every country where the company operates in. With the globalised industry expanding, to take advantage of cost-effective technical expertise and other benefits that may not be present in the home location, cross cultural team management is more vital than ever before. Whether you’re sitting in a foreign office or holding a meeting via video chat,…

What it takes to be a good consultant

Many of MBA candidates aspire to become a management consultant via post-MBA career path. In lectures and workshops, professors share lots of consulting specific frameworks, tools and problem solving methodologies with carefully chosen business case study materials but Nanyang MBA students are always eager to go the extra mile. In October 2015,  form consultant of Singapore Deloitte and member of the Nanyang MBA AY16 cohort, Kevin Sehoon Son, conducted a 2 hours…