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SINGAPORE EXPAT WOMEN – NOVOTEL EVENT HITS A NEW HIGH

November 2017 saw Singapore Expat Women (SEW) hosting their first major coffee event of the year at the newly opened Novotel Singapore on Stevens Road. The ‘Coffee Club’ event attracted close to 100 women from all walks of life, to what was the biggest coffee event the group has ever ran. “It was both humbling and overwhelming to see so many women from our community come out for this event” said group owner Amanda Dyer. “Our typical coffee events tend to attract around 30 women but this one completely oversubscribed and we had to unfortunately put close to 40 more women on the waiting list.” she continued. SEW grew to over 10,000 members in late 2017 and continues to grow as one of the more popular Facebook groups for Singapore based women to interact, network and generally support one another. The group is planning a huge year in 2018 with different event concepts to fuel the healthy appetite for this growing and hyper-engaged group. About venues.. “We only work wit…
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The Birth of The Referral Economy – It’s Time To Trust Your Network.

In the past, hiring someone would be a very personal experience. The applicant would see the advertisement posted on a board or in a newspaper, create a resume specifically for that position and then deliver it in person, or in the mail. Now, job hunts are primarily online. From the cheap alternative of posting positions on Craigslist, to advertising the role through Linked In, the internet is the perfect place to find a career. Advertising a position reaches a larger audience, and more viewers mean more applications and a larger pool of potential employees for you to choose from. However, there is a downside too. There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of responses- but many of these will be blanket emails, sent by one person to hundreds of applications, and a large portion will also be SPAM resumes. So now you have many more responses to your advertisements, but you h…

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