3 Ways to Help You Manage Career Transitions

3 Ways to Help You Manage Career Transitions (Registration Closed)

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Jobs threatened by digital technology,  an increasing ageing population, and uncertainty on the skills required to prepare for future jobs – these are some of the challenges that many current employees and job seekers face today.


What can you, as today’s employees or jobseekers do to survive such transitions? Learn to rediscover yourself, build your resilience and learn new online job search tips to better manage your career transition into emerging sectors or new functions.


This seminar will help you to identify your key motivation for career and life success; manage emotions to overcome challenges; and develop personalised actionable items for job search. With sharing of real-life stories from guest speakers, you will gain a better understanding of your expectations, career goals and how to overcome challenges -- for a more promising and rewarding future career.



Learning Outcomes

In this 3-hour seminar, you will:

  • understand factors that motivates you
  • leverage on digital/smart technologies to improve your job search
  • develop an action plan for your career transition



Dr Christopher Fong (Principal Consultant, Psych.Line Consultants)

Dr Chris Fong has a distinguished career in Strategic Leadership that spans over 2 decades. He has conducted over 4000 assessments for C-suite to Mid level assessments for ANZ, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Novartis, Avanade, CISCO, Nomura, Lloyd Register, Medtronic; and delivered executive coaching for over 500 participants per year over the last 3 years across industries & geography. In April 2016, Dr Fong was appointed National Fellow to the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family, advising and mentoring the social service sector leaders and specialists to align with the national competency framework. He recently completed a 17-year tenure with Optum Healthcare, a division of the United Healthcare Group. As their Lead Consultant, Dr Fong was responsible for their broad suite of Health and Wellbeing programmes. Dr Fong also provides diagnostic & profiling assessments, conduct training and therapy for clients. He was conferred the Doctor of Professional Studies(Practice Research) in 2015 and is a voting member with the American Psychological Association (APA).


Topic: Career Planning – self-re(discovery) and awareness

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Chinese Proverb). For a rewarding career, that single step is good planning. This session will help participants understand some ways to (re)discover themselves – personality, strengths, skills repository & gaps, motivation, weaknesses, etc using appropriate methodology such as online tools, personality tests and career coaching so that they can rethink about their career options.


Topic: Develop mental resilience and emotional intelligence

“Fall seven times, stand up eight” (Japanese Proverb). This segment seeks to deepen participants’ understanding of the difficulties and obstacles in life and at work, and how to use survival techniques to overcome them. Participants are also guided to improve their emotional intelligence and have a positive outlook in life.



Topic: Smart Job Search Strategies

“A vision without a strategy remains an illusion” (Lee Bolman). In this session, participants will be introduced to effective job search strategies which include both conventional and digital channels. Most importantly, we will discuss some of the ways to get an insider’s information on industry and job functions, as well as employers’ perspective on hiring practices. We hope that participants can develop their personalised actionable items to enhance their job search.



Jeremy Kang (Experiential Training Facilitator & HR & Business Consultant)

As a trainer and consultant, Jeremy has more than 30 years of industry experience in helping companies and individuals shape and develop high-performance behaviour using a competency-based approach in developing performance and potential management systems and L & D framework, roadmaps and plans. He has also developed, customised and conducted experiential training programmes for various local companies and MNCs including Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Teambuilding, Problem-Solving, and Project Management. He was also one of the facilitators of the WorkSkills Training Programme (WSTP) for executives, managers and professionals in career transition, funded by the Ministry of Manpower.


Topic: Making the Transition – Managing the Change In Your Career

“Not everything that is faced can be changed.  But nothing can be can changed until it is faced” (James Baldwin).  For some, career transition can be a breeze.  For others, it can be challenging and traumatic.  Successfully transiting a career requires an understanding of what changes are required and how to make these changes happen. This talk is aimed at helping each of us manage the change process to make the transition successful.



Mr Mark Cheng (Branded Content Lead, MoneySmart)

Mark is the Branded Content Lead for MoneySmart Singapore, and handles all client partnerships for MS SG's content vertical. Previously having helmed the Editor role for 5 years, he now develops content solutions to help organisations fulfil their content marketing goals. Before this, he worked at Brandtology (now iSentia Media), a leading Social Media Intelligence agency in APAC, for 3 years.


Topic: From startup to SME: What are some of the unique growth opportunities working in a smaller company offers? What are some factors to consider before joining an SME? Hear Mark share about some of his experiences working in this exciting and fast-paced environment"

Key speaking talking points:

- Differences between SMEs and MNCs

- Personal perspective on why I chose to work in a startup, and some experiences on the working environment

- What are some major consideration factors when deciding to work in an SME



Who Should Attend

Professionals, Managers, Executives facing transitions in their career

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Event page details

Event Name  :  3 Ways to Help You Manage Career Transitions

Event ID     :  E-0000665

Event Status  :  ACTIVE

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Sessions Details Date and Time Venue
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3 Ways to Help You Manage Career Transitions

From: 14 Dec 2018 02:00PM

To:   14 Dec 2018 05:00PM
National Library Level 5, Imagination & Possibility Room
0, 100 Victoria Street
National Library Board,