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Five Considerations to Make Before You Join a Startup

Looking for an alternative to the eight-to-five grind and bureaucracy of a corporate job? Then joining a startup might be for you, but before doing that, these are some things you’ll want to take into consideration Following the success and popularity of brands like Grab, Airbnb, and Facebook (yes, our favorite social media platform was also a startup), the chance to work for startups has become increasingly intriguing, and understandably so. There is a certain freshness to being in a work envi

Considering Health Insurance in your Compensation Package

When jobseekers hear the word compensation, salary is often the first thing that comes to mind. And this is because salary is a huge part of an employee’s compensation package. However, it’s just one part of what employers may have to offer to attract or retain you to their company. A full or comprehensive employee compensation package often also includes numerous benefits such as paid vacation leaves, career development courses, and transportation allowance. But arguably the most important com

Work That’s For You: Reasons Why You Should Have A Passion Project

Because work and other responsibilities should not always warrant compromising on the things that make you feel most alive When we were children, most of us had the opportunity at discovery, be it new hobbies we tried, school subjects we found enjoyable, or talents we expanded into skills. These eventually led us to our passions and, being young, we had the time and energy to pursue one or many of these. However, as time worn on, we’ve done so a little less. While a select few of us have passi

What to Consider in a Job Offer: Salary vs. Benefits

In an ideal scenario, you would be offered to work your dream job for a high salary and all the benefits you could possibly list on a contract. However, this is not always the case which is why it's important to consider a number of factors when on the hunt for a job. Salary is more often than not one of the first things you notice when you consider or entertain a job offer. And rightfully so, we all expect to be properly compensated for our time and hard work. But some employers may have a lot

Five Considerations to Make Before You Join a Startup

Looking for an alternative to the eight-to-five grind and bureaucracy of a corporate job? Then joining a startup might be for you, but before doing that, these are some things you’ll want to take into consideration Following the success and popularity of brands like Grab, Airbnb, and Facebook (yes, our favorite social media platform was also a startup), the chance to work for startups has become increasingly intriguing, and understandably so. There is a certain freshness to being in a work envi

Considering Health Insurance in your Compensation Package

When jobseekers hear the word compensation, salary is often the first thing that comes to mind. And this is because salary is a huge part of an employee’s compensation package. However, it’s just one part of what employers may have to offer to attract or retain you to their company. A full or comprehensive employee compensation package often also includes numerous benefits such as paid vacation leaves, career development courses, and transportation allowance. But arguably the most important com

Work That’s For You: Reasons Why You Should Have A Passion Project

Because work and other responsibilities should not always warrant compromising on the things that make you feel most alive When we were children, most of us had the opportunity at discovery, be it new hobbies we tried, school subjects we found enjoyable, or talents we expanded into skills. These eventually led us to our passions and, being young, we had the time and energy to pursue one or many of these. However, as time worn on, we’ve done so a little less. While a select few of us have passi

What to Consider in a Job Offer: Salary vs. Benefits

In an ideal scenario, you would be offered to work your dream job for a high salary and all the benefits you could possibly list on a contract. However, this is not always the case which is why it's important to consider a number of factors when on the hunt for a job. Salary is more often than not one of the first things you notice when you consider or entertain a job offer. And rightfully so, we all expect to be properly compensated for our time and hard work. But some employers may have a lot

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