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Widely regarded as the main career draw of the year, ‘Career 2011: Navigating Your Future’ aims to provide an all encompassing platform for educational institutions and employers to showcase higher education options, job openings, career opportunities and training programmes.

A yearly affair for more than two decades, what’s new this year is the inclusion of a 21st Century Skills Pavilion. The 21st Century Skills Pavilion at Career 2011 is aimed at equipping not only job seekers, but also current employees with the necessary skills to help them forge ahead in their respective careers through a series of talks and exhibitions carefully pre-selected to help everyone up their image quotient.


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I’m very honoured to be one of the invited speakers the career exhibition held at the Suntec City Convention Centre from 3 – 6 March 2011. Slated to speak on 5 March 2011 at 4.15pm, I will be sharing with walk-in visitors on the importance of maintaining good health.

Health and fitness may seem to be a misfit in a career exhibition but like the organisers, I'm also convinced that without a healthy body, it's pointless to talk about building a long-standing career. All the monies in the world cannot buy good health and that's why it's important to do something for your own health. More importantly, keeping fit does have its benefits. These include looking younger, more energetic, better body posture and increased confidence.


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Besides sharing with participants how to check the state of their health, I also demonstrated how to do chair dips. Chair dips are one of the best exercises to combat those bye-bye arms and blast away the fats stored there. After my demonstration, four participants gamely stepped up to give it a try, doing it at their own comfortable pace :)

And now that everyone is equipped with some very useful tips on how to get one's health in tip-top condition, it's off to explore the exhibition and find your dream job. Good luck!


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In the business of building efficiency, automotive experience and power solutions, Johnson Controls has certainly come a long way since its inception 125 years ago when the founder, Warren Johnson invented the thermostat in 1885.

Back then, an industry focused on energy efficiency and other innovations was certainly unheard of. But in  modern times like now, these innovations have since become the essential building blocks to the modern world in which we live, work and travel.

And here I am today at Johnson Controls to share with the staff tips on how to look good. It's always heartening to see employees sacrifice their precious lunchtime to attend personal development talks such as my grooming talk. I guess it's a win-win situation for everyone. While they walk away with useful tips on how to up one's image quotient, today's lunch is also on the house. 

In all my talks, I am always appreciative of the fact that there will be some who will extra enthusiastic, extra fun-loving and extra participative. This is great as it helps to bolster the energy of the others and makes learning more engaging :)

Nobody enjoys learning in a threatened environment. We all aspire to be able to learn in a fun, open environment where everyone's comments are valued. Only when the barriers between us are eliminated, can we start to see ourselves with "fresh glasses" and obtain true self-understanding. Many a times, we hold too dear our own points of view that we become oblivious to certain blind spots in our lives. This could come in the form of the colours which we wear, the hairstyles that we keep and the fashion sense that we adopt. Throughout the years of conditioning by both our inner self and conforming to society's norms, we tend to blend in with the rest.

If there's any better time to awaken from the deep slumber and be more appreciative of our true self and our unique gifts, there is no better time than now.

Carp diem!

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