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Career Advice

Are you a career-minded professional with a tight agenda? These straightforward and dynamic learn-by-doing career sessions are perfect for you.

Learn practical tips to boost your career while connecting with like-minded professionals.

How to choose your next career step

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If you are:
  • Looking for a meaningful career
  • Uncertain about your next career move
  • Seeking to get back to work after a break
This may interest you. Sandra Quelle, the career advisor founder of #HappyMondays will take you through the methodology to choose the best career path for you. Sandra has guided professionals from several industries, backgrounds and seniority levels. Just last year, she successfully accompanied working professionals, mummy’s going back to work, and senior retrenched professionals.
What we’ll cover & what you’ll learn:
  • The 3 greatest mistakes that are holding us back
  • The methodology to choose the best career for you
  • Delve into your vision, values, inner talents and needs
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • A pre-workshop assessment tool. To learn more about your values.
Who should attend:
  • Job seekers
  • Professionals considering a career switch
  • Fresh graduates
  • Anyone unclear about their careers
  • Curious minds and life-long learners

Identify your Transferable Skills & USP

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If you are…
  • Getting little or no response from your job application
  • Struggling to answer, “why you?” –kind of questions
  • Looking for evidence to prove your promotion or salary increase
This may interest you. Sandra Quelle, an ex-head-hunter, and current career advisor will take you through the process to discover your unique selling points (USP) and transferable skills. This process has supported several professionals to land and improve conditions at companies like EY, Singtel, DBS, and IKEA.
Examples of great stories:
  • Silvan got 2 promotions and increased his salary by 80% in less than a year while being in the same company
  • Dwiti got offered a job in 3 of The Big 4 Consulting companies
  • Leonard after being retrenched and unemployed for 6+ months landed a new job maintaining his seniority and salary level
What we’ll cover & what you’ll learn:
  • To identify your transferable skills
  • The structure to build a killer USP
  • Design your USP and transferable skills
  • The strategy to present your USP and Transferable Skills successfully at your CV and interviews
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • A pre-workshop assessment tool. To learn more about your transferable skills.
Who should attend:
  • Professionals searching for a new job
  • Professionals who want to be ready when the right opportunity comes up
  • Singapore newcomers
  • Fresh graduates
  • Curious minds and life-long learners
Register

How to choose your next career step

Location:

190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924

Time:

  • Thursday, 6th of April at

    7pm

  • Thursday, 20th of July at

    7pm

Investment: $42

Identify your Transferable Skills & USP

Location:

190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924

Time:

  • Thursday, 20th of April at

    7pm

  • Thursday, 3rd of August at

    7pm

Investment: $42

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How to boost your personal branding

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If you are:
  • Struggling to land interviews
  • Frustrated with the little response you get from your job applications
  • New to the local job market and want to learn how to tackle it
This may interest you. Sandra Quelle, an ex-head-hunter and current career advisor will be sharing the methodology to build a killer personal branding. Last year, 97% of professionals applying this methodology landed a job in less than 3 months. Yes, you read it right. Just last year, professionals got employed at EY, Singtel, DBS, and IKEA applying this methodology.
What we’ll cover & you’ll learn:
  • The 7 greatest mistakes that are sending your CV straight to the bin
  • The structure & methodology of the CV achieving 100% interview rate
  • The 5 golden rules to position your LinkedIn at the top
  • How to build a strong online Personal Branding
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • Template for the CV & LinkedIn
Who should attend:
  • Professionals searching for a new job
  • Professionals who want to be ready when the right opportunity comes up
  • Singapore newcomers
  • Curious minds and life-long learners
 

The introverted way to networking

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If you:
  • Find networking events to be stressful or intimidating
  • Feel overwhelmed at seeing a large crowd of people you’ve never met
But You:
  • Want to make networking more enjoyable and successful
  • Can’t refuse to network after all
Then you:
Should you join us. Sandra Quelle, an introvert ex-head-hunter and current career advisor will share the methodology that transformed her from being the person talking to the friendly looking pot plant to enjoy and succeed at networking events.
This methodology has been tested and proven to work by many professionals from different industries, job function and seniority levels. Here’s the best kept secret: networking is mainly a set of tools, techniques and mindset, thus can be learn. Just last year, Sandra has trained professionals from NUS, UOB, EY, DBS, IKEA, Uniliver, etc.
What we’ll cover and you’ll learn:
  • The 10 golden rules to apply before attending any networking event
  • 9 ways to boost your energy and confidence levels at networking
  • How to leverage your introverted nature to enjoy and succeed at networking
  • Designing a networking strategy that suits yourself and goals best
  • How to follow up with new contacts in a meaningful way to create true connections
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • Networking best practices –what to do before, during and after networking events
Who should attend:
  • Professionals wanting to build their networking skills for professional growth
  • Anyone who considers themselves an introvert in need of a boost to get out there and make new connections!
  • Fresh graduates
  • Singapore newcomers
  • Curious minds and life-long learners

Register

How to boost your Personal Branding

Location:

190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924

Time:

  • Thursday, 4th of May at

    7pm

  • Thursday, 31st of August at

    7pm

Investment: $42

The introverted way to networking

Location:

190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924

Time:

  • Thursday, 18th of May at

    7pm

  • Thursday, 14th of September at

    7pm

Investment: $42

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How to network without the events

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Yes, it’s possible! The existence of the hidden job market is well known. 80% of jobs are estimated to be in the hidden job market. What?! Yes! That’s why having a wide network comes handy.
If you:
  • Barely can find any interesting jobs online
  • Want to have more career choices
But you:
  • Feel overwhelmed at seeing a large crowd of people you’ve never met
  • Find networking events a waste of your time
Then, you should you join us, we have a solution. Sandra Quelle, an introvert ex-head-hunter and current career advisor will share the strategy to tackle the hidden job market without stepping into a single networking event. This methodology has been tested and proven to work by many professionals from different industries, job function and seniority levels. Just last year, Sandra has trained professionals from NUS, UOB, EY, DBS, IKEA, Uniliver, etc.
What we’ll cover and you’ll learn:
  • Design your strategy to map out the hidden job market
  • Practice job searching techniques to find jobs that are not posted on job boards
  • How to land meetings with key professionals you’ve never met before
  • The process to expand your network effectively based on your strengths and goals
 
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • Templates of cold emailing
Who should attend:
  • Professionals searching for a new job
  • Professionals who want to increase their career choices
  • Singapore newcomers
  • Anyone who considers networking events a waste of time
  • Fresh graduates
  • Curious minds and life-long learners

How to boost your pay check & career

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If you are:
  • A job seeker
  • An employee looking to maximize a pay raise or promotion
  • A graduate entering the workforce
  • New to negotiation
  • Frustrated for being underpaid
And are ready to learn more and earn what they deserve, this may interest you. Sandra Quelle, an ex-head-hunter, and current career advisor will be sharing the strategy to boost your career and paycheck. This strategy has been tested and proven to work by many professionals from different industries, job function, and seniority levels. Just last year, Sandra has trained professionals from NUS, UOB, EY, DBS, IKEA, Unilever, etc.
Some of the most impressive success stories are:
  • Sandra herself negotiated 3 promotions and 5 pay raises, in less than 3 yeas. She got to double her salary indeed.
  • Silvan got 2 promotions and increased his salary by 80% in less than a year while being in the same company
  • Leonard landed a new job maintaining his seniority and salary level, despite being retrenched and out of work for 9 months
What we’ll cover and you’ll learn:
  • The 9 most costly mistakes to avoid while negotiating salary
  • The strategy to handle salary negotiations with ease
  • 3 proven tricks to increase the initial offer
 
What’s included?
  • Q&A session. You’ll have the opportunity to seek for more personalized advice
  • Networking. Have the chance to connect with alike professionals while enjoying the light refreshments provided.
  • Templates for salary calculation and negotiation
Who should attend:
  • Job seekers looking to negotiate an offer
  • Employees looking to maximize a raise or promotion
  • College graduates entering the workforce
  • New arrivals at Singapore
  • Anyone that is new to negotiation
  • Anyone frustrated with being underpaid
  • Curious minds and life-long learners

Register

How to network without the events

Location:
190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924
Time:
  • Thursday, 1st of June at 7pm
  • Thursday, 28th of September at 7pm
Investment: $42

How to boost your career and paycheck

Location:
190 Clemenceau Avenue #04-10, 239924
Time:
  • Thursday, 6th of July at 7pm
  • Thursday, 5th of October at 7pm
Investment: $42

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What our clients say

“I attended a workshop with Sandra and I found it very helpful! Her experience is very valuable, she shared very good strategies and tricks to reach your target job and I love her positive attitude. As she has been there, she knows exactly how you feel and what it should be your next step, I highly recommend her!”
Paula — Civil Engineer

“Sandra’s seminars are didactic and straightforward. She clearly explains the steps to take to get the happy job. Highly recommended”
Ibon–Business Developer in the Construction industry

“I really enjoyed Vitae session last Thursday. It was very helpful for me! She is an amazing communicator, transmitting passion, knowledge, and confidence! She loves what she does and it works. I strongly recommend her methodology
Irene –L&D Professional

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the trainer?

Sandra Quelle, ex-head-hunter, current career advisor and the Founder & CEO of Vitae Advisor. Last year, 100% of the professionals she accompanied got employed.

 

Sandra is originally from Spain. She studied a degree of business management, a master degree of strategy management and coaching. Sandra worked several years for top international recruitment firms across Europe and Asia before launching Vitae Advisor. Close to $800K sales revenue & launching and positioning a new recruitment team as top performer in a year, lead her to be awarded as top consultant.

Her clients describe her as a career hacker & a realistic – optimistic. Her family and friends as the happiest and most passionate career consultant

What should I bring?

 

 

Enthusiasm! We will provide you with the writing material required. Feel free to bring along your laptop if you prefer.

 

When and what time do the career pills take place?

The career pills are on held every other Thursday evening at 7pm. The session usually runs for 1.30 hours to 2 hours.

We host them at Workcentral offices either at level 6 or level 4, depending on the group size. Download the map

Who can attend career pills sessions?
Anyone 🙂
Can I book multiple events at once?
Yes! We love to see you more often!
Can I just pop-by?
Unfortunately, no. You’ll need to register.  We don’t accept walk-ins, as seats are strictly allocated.
Are you able to reserve a seat?
Unfortunately, we don’t take reservations. As all our boost camps have limited spaces it is on a first come first serve basis