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Posted by Thanabalasingam   Thila Laxshman may be best known for her singing prowess or even her days as a leading actress, producer, master of ceremonies and trainer in the Malaysian Indian entertainment industry. Yet, being actively involved in community service and being an advocate for children with autism is by far her most important role, she says. Thila’s own son, Danvi Laxshman Siva Kumar, now a 19 year old...
By Vanitha  It is amazing how a small unit of dedicated individuals totally focused on a mission can make big waves. This is exactly what Projek Iqra’ is doing. The humble beginnings of  Projek Iqra’  started in 2012 when three friends from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia got together to work on their vision of educating low income and underprivileged children who are academically lagging at school....
By Archana Patrick Diversity in the workplace begins with an improved hiring process with the aim of promoting inclusivity of every segment of the community, including one community often overlooked for their great potential – people living with disabilities. As inclusivity being the main focus,  Specialjobs.com.my , a free online job portal, marks a milestone in increasing employment opportunities among the...
  By Neal K Lim Fang Ni already possesses traits that make a good lawyer, even though as an afterthought the charismatic young woman says she’s not yet certain if the legal practice is her calling after all. That uncertainty may yet change as she has just landed the prestigious King’s College scholarship to complete the remaining two years of her LLB in the UK’s capital. Even more remarkable is...
Jobsbac kicked off the first session of its networking series on January 24, 2018 by bringing together professionals from various industries for an insightful and engaging networking session at Brickfields Asia College’s Petaling Jaya Campus. In addition to being a networking platform, the networking session also provides an avenue for industry leaders to share pertinent information on their industry and organisations, specialisations,...
45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed There is certainly a time and a place for a resume overhaul. Taking a couple hours to really  clean up your resume  is worth doing before you start a job search, or even just once a year as a tune-up. But sometimes, you don’t have that kind of time. Sometimes, you just have a few minutes, and you want to spend them giving your resume a quick polishing-up. And for those...
5 Habits That'll Ensure You'll End Every Day Feeling Successful You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything done. What if there was a way to end every day  knowing  that it was successful? Unfortunately, there’s no...
It's Not Always Easy to Be a New Manager, But There's One Thing You Need to Do to Get Ahead   Being a manager early on in your career isn't always easy, especially if you've never been in charge of others before.  Imposter syndrome  is real, and sometimes, you might find yourself running a meeting with people above you in both age and experience level thinking, "Am I ready for this?" That's what happened to Vinit...
3 Things You Learn When Your Manager's Younger Than You When I was a kid, my favorite movies led me to believe my boss would always be decades older than me. I thought she’d have her own office with a humongous desk and a hand-painted portrait of herself hanging on the wall. And to be honest, that was pretty much what happened in my first few jobs. But then, in the role I’m now, I was hired by someone who’s not only...
How to Prove You're as Smart as Your Resume Says You Are Do you know what an Allen wrench is? The engineer my friend hired a few years ago didn’t—despite his degree. His employment status changed after that. You see, it’s one thing to be able to list a college, graduate program, or certificate on your resume. Competence is an entirely different matter, however. What does this mean for you? How do you prove that...
A Step By Step Guide to Showing You're the Right Culture Fit for a Company You've lined up an interview for your next great opportunity and are excited about the prospects. But in addition to perfecting your " tell me about yourself " pitch and rehearsing  common interview questions , there's another secret weapon you must deploy: demonstrating that you'll fit right in. Let me explain… Your experience and skills got you...
5 Things Every Boss Is Dying for You to Do (But Won’t Ever Ask For) Your manager can be a mysterious person—one day they’re hot, the next they’re cold (cue Katy Perry). And chances are you’re desperate to do whatever it takes to make them like you more. I have the solution for you! Actually, I lied–I have five! Every  boss wants you to do  these five things without having to ask—and...