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    Leadership for Thailand 4.0: Five changes we must make

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 08/08/2016

    » We've read a lot about how the government is pushing the country toward Thailand 4.0, which is an economy based on creativity, innovation and high-level services. On the human side, unskilled and low-skilled labour will have to be transformed into a new workforce characterised by knowledge, expertise and high skills.

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    Thailand's challenge: Rich in ambitions, poor in people skills?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Announcement of visionary and ambitious plans has become almost routine. The year 2017 will apparently not be an election year (nothing new about that) but has begun with boom times in the planning sector. In January 2017, we were treated to announcements about "Thailand 4.0". These were soon followed by further revelations about the "Eastern Economic Corridor". These schemes are all part of government strategies to move Thailand into "Thriving in the 21st century: security, prosperity and sustainability". The 21st century has been going for quite a while now, but "better late than never", and "never" had become quite a routine in recent years.

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    Maybe AEC should stand for Asean English Competence

    Business, Niall Sinclair, Published on 01/11/2016

    » English is not the most spoken primary language in the world; that would be Mandarin Chinese. But when you consider the number of countries where it is either an official language or one in regular use, every other language is a very distant second. More than half of the world's countries use English every day. Ten of those countries, including Thailand, form the Asean Economic Community (AEC), a community of 630 million that has adopted English as its common day-to-day language.

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    Farmers' market at your doorstep

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/09/2015

    » There's a freezer inside Ian Soo's cosy living room, right next to his couch and TV. During our recent meeting, he rummaged through the contents a few times, revealing numerous packages of frozen premium meat inside.

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    2015 Thailand’s top graduate employers

    Special Publications, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Thailand’s Top Graduate Employers (TTGE) was first conducted in 2004. TTGE 2015 is the 5th time the survey has been conducted. The highlight is Thailand’s most reputable companies classified by industry and type of businesses. The main objective of the survey is to benchmark Thailand’s most recognized companies as perceived by new hires and professional audiences. The Employers of Choice survey demonstrated the most preferred firms among career seekers.

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    Her job is your job

    Guru, Kasidit Srivilai, Published on 03/07/2015

    » Sasiporn “May” Mewongukote, is a former fashion marketer who lived a glamorous life surrounded by luxury products. She gave it all up when she realised the world would benefit more from a person who helps “lost” students find the right path. May set up CareerVisa, a social enterprise that guides undecided students to discover their potential (and perhaps their dream jobs).

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    There are jobs in MICE!

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/06/2015

    » MICE was in the news again yesterday – not those little four legged creatures, but "Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE)".

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    Man on the move

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 17/04/2015

    » Santit “Pear” Jirawongkraisorn is the co-founder and managing director of lalamove (available for download on the App Store; visit or, a Hong Kong-based delivery-matching application. Having recently launched in Bangkok, Guru catches up with him to find out why the app could be a solution for Bangkokians who are pressed for time.

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    Bonjour Talents!

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » After the success of Bonjour French Fair, a well-known French consumers' fair at year-end, the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce will launch its first Brand & Career fair entitled "<b>Bonjour Talents</b>" [bɔ̃ʒuʀ talã] on Friday 8th May at the Ballroom of the InterContinental Bangkok Hotel (BTS Chidlom) from 10 am to 8 pm.

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    Education & jobs: Harsh need-to-know realities

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 01/04/2015

    » Graduates feel once they are university educated, they are entitled to high salaries & air-conditioned offices & refuse to do anything they consider below their self-perceived lofty status. Many cannot find jobs because employers consider them unqualified.

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