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May 25th 2021

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation Successfully [Examples & Templates]

You'll learn about: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation - Top 10 Hints How to write an email asking for a letter of recommendation How to request a letter of recommendation under different circumstances Letter of Recommendation Request Template Whether it’s before, during, or after an interview, a letter of recommendation might be the key that sets you apart from other candidates. Strong words and great support from referees that know your competency can be the determining
Career Planning
Apr 28th 2021

How to Be Efficient While Working from Home? 5 Best Productivity Apps (Free!)

The most common problem remote workers encounter while working from home is the difficulty in separating work from life, as they are no longer bound to the constraints of an physical office . The situation makes time and project management all the more important. After collecting feedback from various users, CakeResume has sifted through and selected several handy productivity tools that can effectively improve time management and increase productivity. Here we share them in hopes to help procrastinators free themselves from
Career Planning
May 4th 2021

Qualities of a Successful Freelancer [+Tips]

It’s cliche to think that freelancing is only for stay-at-home parents who aren't able to commit to a full-time job; or introverted individuals, who’d rather sit at home alone without expending effort to build camaraderie with their colleagues. In fact, freelancing has now become a lifestyle by choice, ushering in a new life of mobility and versatility. In the previous Freelancing 101 , CakeResume covered a series of freelancing pros and cons. By now you
Career Planning
Jan 5th 2021

How to quit your job smoothly?|6 Tips for a Successful Resignation

Quitting your job smoothly is an art. You don’t need a smoking gun reason for resigning your job, it could be a combination of worries weighing on your minds for too long: the disconnection with personal or professional life; the stagnated and uninspiring working atmosphere; not being appreciated or underutilized. Compounded together, these reasons serve as a huge eureka moment. You realize you need more stimulation outside this environment, and it’s time to embark on another journey to
Career Planning
Jul 20th 2020

Considering a Career Change? Here Are 3 Tips to a Successful Job Switch

When reflecting upon their careers, more and more people are considering the idea of a “career change”. The thought of changing jobs might stem from several reasons, like You can no longer learn anything new in your current position. Your current job is no longer exciting and you just want to try another type of work. You simply hope for a pay raise. Whatever the reason, it all goes to the pursuit of a better life. Starting a new career
Career Planning
May 19th 2020

4 Things You Should Ponder on Before Working at a Startup

Due to the boom of entrepreneurship, the number of startup companies around the world is soaring. More and more young job seekers are considering working at startups because of their flexibility and growth opportunity. While every startup is unique and different, there is no standard guideline to judge whether you are suitable to join one or not. Here are 4 important questions you need to ask yourself and ponder on before making the decision of working at a startup. 1
Career Planning
Mar 3rd 2020

For Freshers: Top 10 Most in Demand Jobs in 2020

An overview of the most promising jobs in 2020 The first job right out of college is one of the major life decisions that freshers have to carefully ponder on before going all in. After all, finding a job that justifies all those all-nighters back in university is not that easy. With an ever-changing work landscape, jobs that exist today may become obsolete in 20 years, so it's nearly impossible to future-proof your career when change
Career Planning
Apr 4th 2024

How to Work Abroad Tips for 2024: A Practical Guide for Global Job Seekers

A Practical Guide for Global Job Seekers Working abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience for anyone who wants to broaden their horizons, learn new skills, and explore different cultures. However, working in a foreign country also comes with its own set of challenges, such as visa and legal issues, language barriers, cultural differences, and homesickness. In this article, we will share some tips on how to work abroad, tips that will help you prepare and plan for your
Career Planning
Mar 22nd 2024

10 Best Work from Home Jobs in Singapore [+ Where to Find Them]

10 Best Work from Home Jobs in Singapore Remember the good old days when your boss would let you work from home (because there was a pandemic raging somewhere outside)? Turns out the good times are still rolling because remote jobs are in and here to stay. During the pandemic, we saw an exponential increase in the number of companies, and countries, turning their focus to remote work or WFH jobs (Work From Home jobs), and the Lion City was
Career Planning
Mar 16th 2024

A Short Guide to Tax in Malaysia: Tax Rates & Filling Dates

A Short Guide to Tax in Malaysia: Tax Rates & Filling Dates The tax system in Malaysia is composed of different taxes at the state and federal levels. Whether you’re an expat or a resident, it’s important to understand the different tax regulations to avoid mistakes and get the most out of tax time. If you’re considering moving to Malaysia or about to enter the workforce, in this article, we’ll cover the basic regulations governing tax in

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