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Want to manage unemployment during uncertainty? Get an interview? Find a job?

Come along on 25 July, Saturday, at 3pm (Singapore Time), for 1 hour.

Secure your place in our FREE LIVE webinar on

  1. Identifying Your Transferable Skills
  2. Creating an Interview Bucket List
  3. Revamping Your Resume
  4. Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
  5. Expanding Your Network

About the trainer

Michael has been in the HRD business environment for more than 25 years. 

His corporate clients include those from the Singapore Civil Service, MNCs and SMEs. Participants who attend his classes include local staff and those from in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, he helps displaced PMETs connect themselves to appropriate jobs.

His LinkedIn profile is

About the moderator

John has trained clients from Peru, Russia, Thailand, England and Spain.

He focuses on helping people to uncover their fullest potential by inviting them to understand their qualities, unlock their skills, and unleash their potential for the good of the world. 

He was shortlisted for the University of Nottingham's Global Graduate Prize for outstanding undergraduate performance. 

John's passion to support others to develop their oral communication skills built up enthusiasm amongst the students participating. John went the extra mile.

Dr Fiona McCullough

School Director of Learning

University of Nottingham

Michael is one of the kindest and generous trainers I have worked with. His passion for making a difference is what makes him an inspiration by continuing that passion even after the years when he no longer needs to work. He is constantly upgrading himself and is the quintessential example of a lifelong learner and teacher/coach

Angelo Tirhas


Angelo Tirhas Pte Ltd.

understand, unleash unlock potential as a social worker
With the lovely buildings in Edinburgh!

Welcome! I’m John, resident writer at I’m passionate about helping social workers to understand, unlock and unleash their potential.

However, social workers are often crippled by the organisations they are at. Social work students are also not adequately prepared for the world of work that meets them the moment they qualify. They also face difficulties with struggles on placements, writing essays, and juggling both.

What does ‘understand, unlock and unleash potential’ really mean? It’s not just words.

Understanding is about growing our knowledge of the clients we serve and the world of social work. To do that, I add personal experiences of social work.

Unlocking is about understanding our own abilities. What can we do to better manage the overwhelming caseloads in social work?

Unleashing is about using our abilities for good. How can we do that better? Can we counsel better? Can we manage cases better?

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Understand, unlock, unleash potential to build a better world

That is why this site is split into 2 sections:

  1. Social workers
  2. Social work students

I want to give social workers the resources to succeed at what they do best – serving service users with all of their hearts.

I want to provide students with the resource to succeed at both their placements and their academics.

Below, I provide some of the most popular posts that have been read by thousands of readers.

Social Workers

How to manage caseloads in social work

How to write good case notes in social work

How to deal with difficult clients in social work

Social Work Students

Why social work matters

Social work scholarship essay examples

How to get a first in social work

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

Wishing you all the best in your social work journey,