Inside Glints

Inside Glints


From the team who brings you career discovery & development opportunities

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Culture

Culture defines us, and it’s what we do everyday. We intentionally build our culture daily, and find out what it’s like at Glints.

My Tour of Duty with a Startup

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs In August 2013, a startup was founded by 3 founders, and 2 years later, I decided to join them officially as a part-time intern in their marketing team, and [...]

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Employee Stock Options Explained

Employee stock options form a core part of a growing startup’s compensation package. Yet, this is a widely misunderstood topic by employees (sometimes, even founders themselves aren’t clear on how that works). It took us a while to figure out what was going on, and make sense of the information. Everyone had something to say about [...]

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Leave That Degree At The Door On The Way In

Recently, a friend of mine and one whose views I take a fair bit of interest in, Jeraldine, blogged about the pros and cons of studying at a private university in Singapore. Then, another fellow blogger, Alex Liang, shared his views in response to one of his readers & Jeraldine, sharing that “issuing degrees through external programmes [...]

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On Firing

Firing is as important as hiring. It is impossible to build a company without letting go of people, as difficult as the decision is. Those who have been in relationships will know that when there are problems, the right action is not give up on the relationship right away, but to communicate openly and work on changes together. However, if [...]

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Screw annual reviews. We do One-on-Ones.

Performance management as practiced by most organizations has become a rule-based, bureaucratic process, existing as an end in itself rather than actually shaping performance. Employees hate it. Managers hate it. Even HR departments hate it. — Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google Recently at our management retreat, the topic [...]

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Glints 101 – Frequently Asked Questions

We’re privileged to receive many requests for interviews, school project studies and case projects, especially among highly-driven, motivated students in university. From computing students on a quest to study project management in a tech environment to final-year business students completing a Final Year Project, we are humbled to receive [...]

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DebDialogues with PEW

PEW and I have known each other a pretty long time so I was very excited to find out more about her new (not that new) job. She told me that she joined Glints because she found the environment was nice and vibrant environment and felt that it would be a really good learning opportunity. Her love for the vibrant working environment at Glints [...]

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The Glints Experience

Giving An Internship A Shot The approach of Summer – a long, 3 months break – signalled the end of my fourth semester in university. Friends around me had all made their plans for the school break; some of them were taking up internships while others were packing up their passports and luggages to see the world. It was time for [...]

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Reading List for UI UX Crash Course

UI UX is an iffy concept that many quote but few understand.  Recently, I decided to clear my mental fog on these 2 fields, and started a reading binge to get my understanding up to speed. Here is an unordered reading list critical to the crash course. It should minimally equip you with the necessary vocabulary for continued learning. [...]

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