Employers have biases too (Beauty: Blessing or curse Pt 5)

It’s inevitable that some employers will tend to pay more attention to good looking people, but don’t start attaching a photo of yourself posing like a model in your CV just yet!

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Beauties date the beasts (Beauty: Blessing or curse Pt 4)

It seems more common to see beautiful women going out with Average Joes these days. Unfortunately, the reverse doesn’t seem to be happening!

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The same journalist – Shi Ting posted this on Straitimes.com and amazing it was retweeted almost 30 times within 24 hours.

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Beauty breeds insecurity? (Beauty: Blessing or curse Pt 3)

If your boyfriend or girlfriend looked like a model, it’s easy to feel insecure about them.

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“I make the clothes look good” (Beauty: Blessing or curse Pt 2)

There are many perks for good lookers – they attract attention, make friends easily, even the boss loves them. So what problems can they possibly have?

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Is beautiful better? (Beauty: Blessing or curse Pt 1)

It gets you the date and the job. There can’t be anything bad about looking beautiful, right?

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ACTA – CU 5: DEVELOP A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT

CU 5: DEVELOP A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT
This module begins with an introduction of the basic competency-based assessment concepts. It looks into the planning, development and contextualising of an assessment plan, which requires a good understanding of the information gathering process. You will learn to select and apply the right methods and tools in your assessment plans, taking into consideration the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. You will also plan and design various assessment activities and tools, including assessment instructions based on selected assessment methods. Finally, the unit covers the tools and issues related to the validation of assessment plans.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Prepare an assessment plan
* Develop competency-based assessment tools
* Validate the assessment plan

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ACTA – CU 4A: PREPARE AND FACILITATE CLASSROOM TRAINING

CU 4A: PREPARE AND FACILITATE CLASSROOM TRAINING
This unit explores different ways to review learner profiles and customise a training programme that meets their needs. It also looks into resource preparation, facilitation and presentation skills, as well as various effective adult learning methodologies (such as the use of case studies and role-playing). Other areas covered include the key considerations in maintaining a conducive learning environment. By the end of this unit, you will be equipped with a repertoire of effective instructional and training strategies. You will also gain the ability to conduct evaluation and analyse its outcomes.

The unit consists of the following competency elements:

* Review learner profiles and customise a training programme to meet their needs
* Prepare resources needed for an effective training programme
* Create and maintain a conducive learning environment
* Facilitate learning through effective instructional skills and strategies
* Monitor a learner’s progress and adjust the training programme accordingly
* Review a post-course evaluation

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What Single Women want

What Single Women want

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By Melissa Tan

Trade one’s independence for a husband and motherhood?

There are some who may scoff at the idea.

But there are also many single Singaporean women who are looking for love, but haven’t quite found it yet.

So just what do single women want these days?

35 year old Miss Goh says she will keep looking for Mr Right till she turns 40.

Although she has met men whom she has clicked with, Mr Right is yet to come by.

“For me, chemistry is very important. And after chemistry it will be the personality, the financial stability, so on and so forth. But it always turns out that the one I have chemistry with always turns out to be the wrong type of guy, who is not suitable or who is not actually looking to settle down.”

I asked Miss Goh what type of man she is looking for.

” Somebody who is responsible, capable and basically a family man.”

Some may say she is fussy, and to a certain extent, she believes she is.

“I will not get married just to get married. I think I will join and get support from my single friends. I guess friends and career does help.”

35 year old Min Zhen, who is also single, says her perception of what a stable relationship entails has changed over the years.

” At this age, I guess we are more mature, we are also more independent, so our criteria when we are looking for a life partner differs very very hugely from when we are 25.  I would say that I would prefer to depend on my man, not the other way round, or at par. So if this gentleman, he has a good heart, a good character and a stable career, then I would look forward to settling down with him. But say if he is not stable in his career for example, then I will not consider.”

A recent survey conducted by dating agency Table for Six, showed that single women are quite often attracted to the wrong men.

23 percent of the respondents felt that way.

But Miss MinZhen and Miss Goh say most of the men they meet and are attracted to are already spoken for.

” Probably at my age, most of the guys who are my age or older are married. This is one of the factors in that sense.”

“And also, talking about men of our same age, 30, 35 or even 38, most of them are already attached, because men don’t believe in marrying late I think.”

But Miss MinZhen adds age should not be a barrier.

” As long as you are not looking to give birth, at that age I think you are fine. And I think there are people, not necessarily local men, there are people who don’t mind getting married at that age, just for companionship.”

Andrew Chow, founder of Table for Six, says his dating agency has always seen a demand for single men above the age of 35.

” But unfortunately we are not always able to find the right match, for the guys in terms of age. Because most guys of this age will be looking for younger women.”

His agency advises the women to revisit their requirements and consider someone younger.

“Because women who are 35, 40, 45, at a certain age they do prefer younger men. Trouble is, we need to find younger men who appreciate older women. I think there is a trend where younger men are going with older women. I see that even in the younger age bracket of between 25 and 30 years old. It seems that the women are now on average two to four years older than their male counterparts.”

The survey also found that 55 percent of single women will give up looking for a life partner by the age of 40.

One reason for this may be they then face less social pressure to get married.

Table for Six’s Andrew.

” Honestly, if you ask me, I think there has been a shift in the last three, four years. I think the pressure to get married is not as strong as say 2005. Nowadays women they have other back up plans, they have lots of other options to keep them gainfully engaged in life, other than a life partner. Women are quite happy, even if they have to stay single. They won’t settle for second best.”

Lydia Gan is the Owner of Clique Wise, a dating agency that runs social events for singles every weekend.

” Nowadays people just accept it that if you don’t get married, then maybe it’s a choice la. But in the past it wasn’t a choice. At least nowadays we still can say oh I haven’t found the right one, I choose to be single… people still respect that.”

The survey showed that 24 percent would look to engage in social work should they not find a life partner.

Another 22 percent said they would probably work past their retirement age, and 13 percent said that would find a companion with no marriage in mind.

So with women becoming more independent financially and otherwise, perhaps it is no surprise that many say that they can find meaningful ways to engage themselves – with or without a married partner.

Just like MinZhen.

“I’m an individual who can earn my own keep. If I can’t find a life partner, then so be it. I have lots and lots of friends. Even the married ones, we do catch up once in a while, so its not a big deal.”

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