• Start Your Week Fresh on a Blue Monday

    23 days 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 

    3 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 Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    4 months 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?

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

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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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 Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    4 months ago

    ​Winning a new role within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore is an exciting moment in your career, but it can be mixed with dread as you face the difficult task of handing your notice in for your current role.If you wish to quit your role in a professional manner, it involves more than simply handing in your notice. Planning ahead can pay, especially whe...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    4 months ago

    ​Winning a new role within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore can feel like a huge achievement, but the hard work isn’t over yet. After impressing at your interview, the next challenge is to make a stellar first impression on your new co-workers. Your first day will likely be a flurry of meetings and a lot of information to take in, but there will also be...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 months ago

    ​Roles within the infrastructure and engineering sector in Singapore are often demanding and project-based, so it is important you choose the right role and projects that you will find genuinely challenging and are excited to work on. Though your salary is important, it is vital to look beyond a salary offer when considering a job offer.When evaluating a job offer, it is imp...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    4 months 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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  • Why You Should Always Turn Down a Counter Offer

    6 months ago

    ​​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your...

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  • How to Secure Your Ideal Job within Transportation

    7 months ago

    ​​In our experience, there’s some truth to the maxim, “the best things in life are usually found when you are not looking for them.” Last year, 89% of the transport-related professionals we placed into a new job were not actively searching for a new role. So, we know it’s always worth listening when someone contacts you about an opportunity. It’s natural to be curious about ...

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  • Can a Professional Engineering License Advance Your Career?

    9 months ago

    ​​Should you invest in obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license? If you want to distinguish yourself from the crowd, appear more attractive to employers, command respect from your peers and earn trust from your clients, the answer is a resounding yes. The PE licence certifies that an engineer is at a higher level than the industry standard. The process to become lic...

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  • The Growing Gap Between Senior and Junior T&D Engineering Specialists

    9 months ago

    ​​A quick scan of job postings for transmission and distribution (T&D) engineers reveals a recurring phrase: subject matter expert (SME). If employers remain willing to hire engineers with niche specialties, so why are so many engineers these days more interested in becoming jacks of all trades?It’s a real concern for employers in the T&D industry. Hanna Ito, Special...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    10 months ago

    ​​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Candy Choong, D...

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  • Global Water Crisis: Surge In APAC Engineering Jobs

    11 months ago

    ​​Tapping into career opportunities in water sustainability in the Asia-Pacific regionClimate change, population growth, and poor management of water resources have pushed the global water crisis to a tipping point. The Asia-Pacific region will be hard hit unless the crisis is averted with better management and new technologies. The United Nations World Water Development Rep...

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  • The Top Job Skills for Asia’s Renewable Energy Sector

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Global warming puts renewable energy high on the agendaThe heat is on: globally, 2018 is set to be the fourth-hottest on record. The only three hotter years were the three previous. Since modern-record keeping began (1880), 17 of the world’s 18 warmest years have been since 2001.With emissions rising, scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argue...

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  • Looking for your next role? Why you should be working with LVI Associates

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Who we are and what we doLVI Associates is a niche, specialist supplier of architecture & engineering professionals within design, construction, and operations. We work across several industries, including: •Commercial•Residential•Infrastructure•Healthcare•Transportation•Education•Industrial•EntertainmentWe leverage our networks to source exceptional professionals with...

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  • How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help Advance Your Career

    almost 2 years ago

    ​​Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market.In many circumstances, working with a specialist recruiter will help give you an edge when it c...

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