Cross-Cultural Skills for Working in Singapore & the Region:
Working among as many cultures as there are in Singapore and regional countries can present some interesting intercultural challenges in communication, team management, business protocol negotiations and conducting business on a day-to-day basis. This session will identify common challenges encountered in cross-cultural business encounters and offers suggestions for resolving them. These sessions are often offered to individuals or small groups and specially tailored to the cultural context of the business person and the context they are working in SouthEast Asia. These workshops are customised to corporate/individual requirements. Run in collaboration with Suzanne Anderson (SACAC Counselling Services Singapore
Jump Start Your Job Search:
It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In this workshop, we will share with you strategies to conduct a strategic and well organized job search and help you take the first step. With each transition there is an opportunity to learn a great deal about our inner coping resources and mechanisms. Come to this workshop to learn how to get started with your new transition in Singapore. Workshop outline:
- Your job search and You
- Work Visas in Singapore
- Finding employment in Singapore
- Unique Singapore - cultural guide
- Focusing your job search
- Networking Tips
- Getting organized
- Stages in a Job Search
- Final Checklist
Ace Your Interview:
You have been invited for an interview - How will the interviewers be assessing your suitability for the role? What are the key drivers to a successful interview? Equip yourself with the interview skills to create a lasting impression during an interview. You will be introduced to behavior-based interviewing questions, situational interviewing questions and other out-of-the-box questions. Find out what employers ask…plus how to answer the toughest interview questions and feel confident in interviews! Workshop Outline:
Create an Effective Resume and Get Noticed:
- The purpose of interviews
- The structure of an interview
- Enhance your personal branding
- Making a positive first impression
- What are the X factors?
- Communication Barriers
- Most common interview questions
- Identifying interviewing techniques
Do you know what your resume is missing that will set itself apart from the others? Your resume is your stepping-stone to an interview. Learn to structure your resume with clarity to enhance your brand to prospective employers. Gain useful tips on the do's and don'ts of resume writing. If you have been wanting to write or update your resume but never got down to it, don't miss this hands-on workshop. Workshop Outline:
- Making your resume work for you in Singapore
- 4 W's in Brand Positioning
- 5 Key Concepts for Powerful Effective Resumes
- 10 Steps in Creating a Good Resume
- Maximize your resume punch with the right format
- Steps to a strong resume
- Overcoming hurdles
- What your resume must answer?
Bring your resume to this workshop and Don’t worry if you don’t have a resume…you’ll leave this workshop with the skills to create one!
For customized workshops on personal development & training, let us know your requirements.
Corporate and Individual Coaching Focus Areas:
- Life (Work-life balance, self-fulfillment, set achievable goals)
- Career (Job seeker, new transitions, resume, interviews, job search strategy)
- Spiritual (Take control of your life, find your life purpose, self-actualization)
- Cross-cultural (Understand the dynamics in communication)
DISC Self-Assessment Tool to determine your Behavioral Profile:
Based on the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston. In 1928 he published a book, The Emotions of Normal People, in which he described the theory we use today. According to Dr. Marston, “All people exhibit all four behavioral factors in varying degrees of intensity.” The profile is designed to accurately measure the four dimensions of normal behavior:
D Dominance—Challenge How you respond to problems or challenges
I Influence—Contacts How you influence others to your point of view.
S Steadiness—Consistency How you respond to the pace of the environment.
C Compliance—Constraints How you respond to rules and procedures set by others.
Its validity has been scientifically tested. It provides an individual with a report outlining insights and information on specific graphs, including:
- Work Environment
- Adapted and Natural Behavior
- General Characteristics
- Key Strengths
- Improving Effectiveness
- Words That Don’t Work
- Keys to Adapting Effective Communications
To attend Alka's workshops, please register with the Career Resource Center for Expatriates, Singapore. CRCE offers invaluable services to expatriates seeking job opportunities in Singapore through job listings and workshops. We help Permanent Residents, dependant pass holders and long-term social visit pass holders, of all nationalities explore employment opportunities in Singapore.
Employers can take advantage of the talents, skills and experience of expats. CRCE links employers and candidates through a web-based job listing service http://aasingapore.com/crce-strategic-workshops.
is a multi-lingual and experienced human resources (HR) practitioner with over 20+ years of HR and legal experience. Extensive experience in the HR arena which
includes a full spectrum of HR functions including regional roles and has
executed Global HR programs/initiatives to ensure compliance within the region. She has been the Manager of the Career
Resource Centre for Expatriates (CRCE) in Singapore since April 2008. CRCE offers
invaluable services to expatriates seeking job opportunities in Singapore through
job listings and workshops. She has facilitated over 200 career
coaching and job search related workshops at CRCE, high schools and
universities in Singapore. She has also successfully
coached individual clients in transition.
Prior to this she worked with multinational companies, legal firms and
schools throughout Hong Kong.
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from the Macquarie University,
Sydney, Australia; Diploma in Law from The University of Hong Kong in
conjunction with the Institute of Legal Executives (U.K.); and Diploma in
Education Studies and Child Psychology from the Linguistic Council in
Singapore. Accredited Career Coach, Interview Professional and Resume Writer with PARW/CC. She is also an Accredited Behavioural & Career Consultant in DISC Assessment. Results Certfied Coach (RCC, NeuroLeadership Group), working towards attaining her Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) under the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Benefits, International Relocations & Expatriate Management Employee
Relations, Recruitment & Selection, Career Coach/Counsellor,
Training/Learning & Development, Employment Law
Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resources Institute; Member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coach; Member of the Singapore Institute of Management; Careers Development International and Member of the International Coach Federation: http://www.icfsingapore.org/members.htm.