• Locked Down and Upskilled

    16 days ago by Katrina Chui

    The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or im...

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  • How to Get the Pay Rise You Deserve

    about 1 month ago by Katrina Chui

    ​​No-one likes to talk about pay but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculated for you in case you finally plucked...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    3 months ago

    ​While we all cannot wait for a brand new start, it can be tricky to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. To learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflections.

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  • Global Supply Chains: Recovering from 2020

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​COVID-19 has not only disrupted but also challenged global supply chains in unprecedented ways. Multinational organisations have spent decades producing complex global supply chains and networks to maximise efficiency and to minimise cost, while being blind to the impact serious shocks like COVID-19 can have on the entire value chain.McKinsey & Company researchers repo...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career.

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    6 months ago by Jay Chow

    After this unprecedented, anxiety-filled, work-from-home escapade, it is unlikely that everyone will transition smoothly to office life. The experience will affect each of us differently. With it being a temporary blip for some and a back to the office blues experience for others.Adjusting to the commute, sharing office space, and returning to a structured routine can be exh...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    No doubt, Covid-19 has brought in the longest period of remote working for supply chain professionals. From disrupting delivery schedules and production timelines to now living and breathing with this new normal, returning to the office can seem like a new thing for many of us. Especially, when 82% of the supply chain workforce actually wants remote working to become the nor...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying put in your current role might be the last thing you should be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says the job market is...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    8 months ago by Jay Chow

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At DSJ Global, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within end-to-end supply chain and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support their growth. Using...

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  • The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career pa...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For procurement & supply chain professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people act....

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal.In Hong Kong and China, most companies and factories have reopened. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce is s...

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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​While Asia is slowly coming back to the real normal, the Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help supply chain and procurement professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or t...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. However, for Supply chain and procurement professionals, it might be a bit of a struggle as it is less common in general to work remotely. Due to the fact that you have to go to factories and be onsite to check on processes and qualities.With working-from-home, it has rapidly cha...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    about 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call.If you are applying for a competitive executive role based in Hong Kong, it is likely you will be asked to complete a video interview early in the candidate process. Video interviews have grown...

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  • Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    about 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​Coming back from holiday is real painful, especially if that day is a Blue Monday. Supply chain and procurement professionals - if you have ever outsourced any production to China, you’re probably familiar with the long Chinese New Year break. Chinese offices and factories are closed for about three weeks. You have to rush to ship product before they shut down. After the ...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Quitting a role you hate within the procurement and supply chain sector within Hong Kong can be a stressful undertaking. Facing the boss, undertaking a long notice period and navigating tricky exit interviews may sound like a nightmare, but there is value in leaving a role professionally and tactfully rather than simply leaving on the day you hand in your notice and burning...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​A good leader will show genuine interest and investment in the lives and careers of their employees. Providing constructive feedback with actionable suggestions for improvement and skill development is one of the many ways your boss can support you in developing your skills and career.   A busy boss who has no time to spend to discuss your career can have the opposite effec...

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