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Good morning! One of the stories we’re looking at this week addresses what many students and fresh graduates may worry about: Are the skills you learn in school outdated in the workplace?
Soft skills and networks built in school will continue to be relevant in the workplace, as manpower correspondent Calvin Yang highlights. But more importantly, workers of today must go through a continuous cycle of upskilling and reskilling.
Have you ever wanted to pick up a new skill, but face problems in doing so? Tell us more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking to spruce up your home? Renovation costs can easily run into the tens of thousands, and perhaps you are wondering how to cough up the money. Senior correspondent Chor Khieng Yuit outlines some key things to know about renovation loans, including what it can be put towards.
Meanwhile, invest editor Tan Ooi Boon shares some tips for those thinking about opening a joint account – whether it’s with your spouse, sibling or live-in companions. One reminder? If your account is jointly held with a close companion, both of you should make wills on how the funds should be dealt with.