With the stock market turmoil kick up by a poorer China economy result, local headhunter expected hiring freeze in 2016. I am not actually not shocked at the news, which you can get more detail from http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/headhunters-expect-hiring-freeze-next-year
Given a forward thinking to the situation ahead, it is only wise for us to pick up or to upgrade our skill and get trained. And i managed to catch up and conduct a much privilege interview with a niche course provider, Desmond Chua, that combined both training and consultation together. And here is the interview extract.
Fredrick : As usual, always been looking forward to chat with you, and so much we can learn from you. So what have you been up recently?
Desmond Chua : Hello Fredrick, I am very well and thank you for inviting me to be your guest for this interview. For the last few months, I am designing several workshops for the public program. The first one is about managing career challenges which would likely takes place in mid October this year. The one that is Live now is the “Keep Calm and Carry On Selling” program.
Fredrick : Wow, now you are into conducting of course! I guess your student will benefit a lot from it! Do shares with us on your course detail.
Desmond Chua: Well, I spent more than 20 years of my life in the corporate, having the opportunity to serve both local SMEs and regional posting overseas. And one thing that strikes me is many are unhappy at their work. This unhappiness can be due to the remuneration, the job responsibilities (some want less and others want more), work/life balance (bosses are giving laptops and mobile phones to staff) and many more reasons.
Since many of us spent a large part of our lives at work, surely it must make sense that we are doing what we love at work. On the contrary, many are not and that bothers me to dig deeper and find ways to resolve it.
Dream Jobs come true is not another career talk but one that can truly transform a person destiny if he puts in the required effort during the workshop. There will be many activities that we will be introducing to the participants, an atmosphere of fun-filled learning and interaction for all.
For registration, please contact Safra Jurong at 6686 4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Safra will be updating this program on their website, please check back soon)
Fredrick : What makes your course different from others in the market?
Desmond : That is a great question! There is no lack of training out there and every trainer has its own strength and areas of expertise. I have been coaching clients for the last 5 years in their relationship problems – from being singles, divorce cases to single parents and often career challenges is a big part of it. For example, guys who are single tend to think woman need man with financial stability and would not commit to a relationship till he thinks his career is “stable” (which can take tens of years for some). Then, there are couples who struggled financially because one of the partner is retrenched or in the midst of switching job or unemployed.
I had also been on both sides of the table, being an interviewee looking for jobs and interviewing candidates as well. When I was in sales, I spent a lot of time going for networking events and would seize opportunity to talk to headhunters, direct employers and those who are looking for jobs. This knowledge has served me well in the course of communicating with my clients.
At Eimi Group, we work with trainers/consultants who are passionate about impacting lives, they are lifelong learners and exudes traits of responsibility, positive attitude and humility. The bible has a saying ; ”Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” Matthew 7:12.
Because of our collective experience, we design workshops with the needs of our participants in mind and we keep a close tab on the current economy, industry changes and trends.
Also, we believe everyone has a different learning style, some pick up oncepts fast from hearing the speaker while others may reach their own “AHA” moments through participating in games-based activities. And that is important to us, because we want our participants to be happy, to learn something and apply when they go back to the office and not get hyped up and back to normal after the course. That defeats the purpose and go against our mission.
Fredrick : Thank Desmond on sharing so much with us and all the best to your course!
Desmond Chua : Thank you and God bless you and family!