• 5 Tips for Dealing with Back to the Office Blues

    about 1 month ago

    If you are experiencing the back to the office blues, there is no need to worry. Settling into the office routine is easier for some than it is for others. Following the anxiety-filled, work-from-home adventure, brought to us courtesy of the pandemic, many will find the return to be somewhat challenging.Getting accustomed to the office commute, the rigid office routine, and ...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    2 months ago

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    2 months ago

    Engineers, how are you doing during Covid-19? Were you able to work from home? Or were your projects actually hold up and subsequently delayed? Is your company asking you to return?During the past six months, we all have experienced the longest period ever of lockdown. More than ever, we miss our offices, our project sites and our colleagues. As we adjust to the new normal a...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    3 months ago

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    4 months ago

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At LVI Associates, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within engineering and infrastructure—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support the...

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  • Under Construction: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months ago

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    5 months ago

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career pa...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    5 months ago

    ​​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For infrastructure & engineering professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people ...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    6 months ago

    After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal. In Singapore, most companies are prepared to return to the office. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce is ...

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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    7 months ago

    ​​While Asia is slowly coming back to the real normal, the Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help infrastructure & engineering professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    8 months ago

    ​Governments all over the world are appealing to the engineering community to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Factories are being asked to shift production to meet the high demand for ventilators. While mammoth hospitals are being raised in just days.For those working on other projects, construction work is slowing down. To minimize the impact, the Association for Cons...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    8 months ago

    ​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call.If you find yourself interviewing for a new engineering or infrastructure role during this time, it is likely you will be asked to complete a video interview early in the candidate process. Vid...

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  • Start Your Week Fresh on a Blue Monday

    10 months ago

    ​Engineering and infrastructure professionals, do you find it harder to go to project site when it is a Blue Monday? Especially when you need to head to the under construction buildings or get to underground and not seeing the sun. We understand how hard it is to work on a Blue Monday and we understand how Monday Blues are affecting individuals’ performances. Working with i...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea 

    12 months ago

    ​Did you know that 54% of companies in Singapore offer sabbaticals according to the Ministry of Manpower? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ident...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago

    ​Engineers are in demand in Singapore. The latest Singapore Salary Review by Seedly projects that 2,100 additional jobs will be created in the sector by 2020, with a high demand for quality assurance engineers, process engineers and automation professionals.If you are currently working in infrastructure in Singapore and are feeling undervalued within your current position, i...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago

    ​Applying for a role in the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore will sometimes involve getting invited to a day-long interview. This involves spending the day based at a company HQ and interviewing with a range of stakeholders. This is great for companies who want to make smart hiring choices, but can be an overwhelming prospect for candidates!The main issue f...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago

    ​The infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore is transforming as quickly as the skyline of the city itself, with a new generation of specialists in new technologies within every branch of engineering. Demand is growing for professionals who will be able to keep up with sector trends and develop their skills constantly throughout their career.Even the most talented ...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago

    ​Working on large infrastructure and engineering projects in a competitive and constantly evolving location such as Singapore can lead to issues over work pressure and burnout. The result is a decline in productivity and physical health and an in increase in the levels of mental illness.Occupational burnout has recently been classified as an illness by the World Health Organ...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago

    ​Handling a toxic coworker is a uniquely difficult situation. You cannot simply cut them off as you would a toxic friend or relationship, and facing a colleague who is making your working life difficult through bullying or targeted toxic behaviours can eventually make your working life unbearable.This can leave you in a negative mindspace and eventually make it hard to compl...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    about 1 year ago

    ​Quitting a job you hate for an exciting new role, or giving your notice to a boss you can’t stand, can be a very satisfying moment in your career. However, though there is satisfaction in going out in a blaze of glory and quitting on the spot, it is vital for your future career within the Singaporean infrastructure and engineering sector to leave your role in a polite and d...

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