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

    22 days 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

    29 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    2 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

    3 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

    3 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

    4 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

    5 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

    5 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    9 months 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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Roles within the Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector can be demanding, and when you receive a job offer after an application and interview process, it pays to evaluate the offer against your own needs before accepting the position.  Consider whether you can see yourself covering the day-to-day responsibilities within the role in the long term, and whether you view...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Your first day in your new role within the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong should be viewed as an extension of your interview process, but this time you are required to make a good first impression with everyone in your new employer, not just a select few. Therefore it is best to approach the first day with enthusiasm and confidence, no matter how nervous y...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Accepting a new role within the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong can be a fantastic feeling, but before you get excited about your new opportunity, you will need to plan on how to tell your current job that you are planning on leaving. You may not have the best reaction, especially within a sector where skilled workers are in high demand and short supply.   ...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong relies on sourcing exceptional talent from across the globe. It is crucial the right hiring decisions are made to ensure growth and success. When applying for a job in a senior role, you may wind up in what is known as a marathon job interview, where you spend the day immersing yourself in the company and meeting with sev...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Working in the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong relies on productive and smooth teamwork and healthy social relationships to keep companies running as smoothly as the chain itself. However, high-pressure situations can lead to toxic behaviour from colleagues who are stressed or difficult to cooperate with.  There is a wide range of toxic behaviour, and it ca...

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

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Building relationships with specialist recruitment sectors within the procurement and supply chain sector, even when you are not actively looking for work, can be extremely valuable for your career. Niche recruiters have a deep knowledge of their specialist sector, and will hold strong relationships with both established and up-and-coming employers within the Hong Kong proc...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​A global survey by American health insurance company Cigna classed Hong Kong as the fifth most stressed population in the world - with 92% of correspondents reporting feelings of stress and anxiety at work. Stress at work can be due to high-pressure environments, and can lead to crashes in productivity and morale in motivated workers.    As the demands of work increase, the...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    11 months 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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