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A Crash Course in Brewing Coffee

Written by: Christine Seah Do you look awesome in a leather apron? Do you feel more at home in cafes than your actual home? Then maybe being a barista is your one true calling! But if you don't know how to make a perfect cup yet, fret not because this article is going to give you a crash course in...


6 Tips For Working Women To Keep Their Skin Supple and Healthy

Written By: Eileen Chan Stress can be hazardous to the skin. Its negative effects range from the occasional breakouts to premature aging. But what can we do as working women when we have limited time to devote to intensive skin care? Thankfully, a little effort can go a long way to offset the effec...


Before I Was Boss: Bridal boutique owner's mantra is to work hard for what you want

Ms Lee Cheng Ling, 30, owner of Tiara Bridal at Delphi Orchard. Photo: AsiaOne She was once the face of M1, appearing in the telco's commercials in newspapers, on buses and at M1 shops islandwide. But that was in 2005 for the telco's advertising campaign, and at a time when Ms Lee Cheng Ling want...


The Truth About the Makeup Industry

Often laced as a line of work filled with glamour, being a makeup artist goes far beyond just pressing powder on big names. I sat down with Elda Esmeralda, a makeup artist (whose clientele include the local actors and actresses) to talk about insider beauty secrets and the biggest misconcept...


The Waiter's Guide To Navigating Fine Dining

Written By: Ng Si Ying It's a vibrant time to join the F&B industry, especially the fine dining scene with its creativity and dedication to excellence. Here’s a crash course to what you need to know before diving in! Chapter 1: Dining Room Etiquette 1. Attention to detail Good hospital...


The ultimate hacks that will make your sales job a breeze

When I was starting out in sales, my boss told me “Sales is the highest paying hard work and the lowest paying easy work”. He was half right. To get paid well in sales, you need to put in the work, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Most people starting out, learn through trial-and-er...


Before I Was Boss: Singapore's sandcastle building pioneer won't give up the allure of part-time jobs

Alvin Lee, inventor and founder of Castles Can Fly Singapore.Photo: AsiaOne SINGAPORE - He calls himself a permanent part-timer. That is because Mr Alvin Lee has dabbled in odd jobs since the 1970s even though he has already built up a successful corporate training business. And at 58, he shows...


A day in the life of a fashion retail staff

The lunch hour crowd at a fashion retail store  For those with a passion for fashion, working in an apparel store can be the ideal job. Being in the know about fashion is all part of the job. You also get the chance to plan new collection launches,&nbsp...


Before I Was Boss: Making cup holders and selling dinnerware helped shape Jetstar manager's career path

It's only hindsight that gives you perspective to all the things you did before that lead up to where, and who you are today. Maybe a different path would give a different outcome, but who knows? You are the captain of your life, guided by your own experiences. This is the premise to a recent inte...


5 Difficult Situations While Working In A Hotel And How To Handle Them

Written By: Sandy Tng It’s easy to identify people who might suit the hotel industry. They love interacting with people, and prefer being on the go rather than sitting behind a desk. And what's not to like? Your hotel industry job can turn out to be a dynamic stint where no two days are ever...