JOB SEARCH TIPS
WHERE DO I START?
WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?
HOW CAN I ACE MY INTERVIEW?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE HELP IN MY JOB SEARCH?
WHO CAN I TALK TO FOR IN-DEPTH CAREER COACHING?
HOW CAN I GROW MY SAVINGS?
CONGRATULATIONS on reaching this important milestone in your life as you get ready to enter the workforce! Start your journey now with the Career Starter Pack, your one-stop resource guide! It will help get you equipped with the necessary tools for a successful job search.
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WHERE DO I START
I have never applied for a job before! What should I do? Ask yourself these questions to get an idea of the jobs you can consider applying for.
What are my interests and aspirations?
What kind of job am I looking for?
What are my relevant skills and qualifications?
To determine which jobs suit you, find out your Career Values, Interests, Personality Traits and Skills (VIPS). What do your VIPS say about you? Match your VIPS to the jobs you are applying for!
Match Your Skills. Find More Jobs.
With the click of a button, discover customised career choices with MyCareersFuture.sg, a new online job portal created exclusively for Singaporeans.
Job requirements Skills needed Educational qualifications Salary range Working environment Working hours Companies hiring Company culture Career pathways
How can I make my resume stand out?
1 in 2
employers dismiss resumes with insufficient information
Here are four tips to get you noticed by employers:
Ensure that your Knowledge, Skills and Attributes are customised to the job description.
Have a summary statement that showcases your strengths and how you can value add to the organisation.
Highlight achievements and significant contributions to your school projects, co-curricular activities or internships. They may be relevant to the job you are looking for!
Run your checks. Do not let silly mistakes rob you of potential job opportunities! Spelling mistakes or errors in your resume can cost you your dream job!
JOBS AVAILABLE WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES
Where do I start to look for a job? Most openings seem to ask for applicants with experience, but I am fresh out of school.
Connect with employers via career events UPCOMING EVENTS
Virtual Career Fair for Entry Level Jobs Some of the features include insights about job opportunities in key industries, and a chance to chat or video call potential employers to find out more about the job role, or to speak with a career coach to get some advice.
Recommend jobs based on your skill sets Using artificial intelligence and analytics, MyCareersFuture.sg can recommend jobs it thinks are right for you based on your skills sets. Your skills are suitable for Educarer
Government support available
MyCareersFuture.sg can help you:
40% SKILLS MATCHED
Your skills are suitable for Merchandiser
Government support available
60% SKILLS MATCHED
I am interested in this job but am unsure if it suits me.
Filter jobs by job level Find jobs where no prior experience is needed, and that match your salary expectations.
Business Development Executive
Consider a short trial in similar or adjacent job to gain some work experience and confirm if the role you want to take up eventually is suitable for you. Learn more at adaptandgrow.sg/careertrial
Fresh/ entry level
Customer Service Officer
70% SKILLS MATCHED
Government support available $1,800
Posted 3 days ago
JOB SEARCH TIPS
HOW CAN I ACE MY INTERVIEW
WHERE CAN I GET MORE HELP IN MY JOB SEARCH
Prepare yourself for commonly asked interview questions, such as the ones below. Test yourself - how would you answer them?
Attend the Career Booster Workshop and learn effective job search strategies.
Did you know?
33% of employers make a hiring decision in the first 90 seconds. Source: Forbes
Tell me about yourself.
Why should I hire you?
Describe a difficult situation and what you did to overcome it.
You should be ready to present your strength and achievements.
You should present your VIPS and make it relevant to the targeted job that you are interviewing for.
Every job vacancy exists because of a potential area of growth in the organisation. How can you contribute?
Career Booster Workshop If you're having trouble getting started on your job search, the Career Booster Workshop may be for you. The workshop can help you find out more about yourself, which will in turn help you decide which path to take to get to the career you want. You will also be guided by experienced Career Coaches, who will help you prepare for job interviews - by giving you insights into the dos and don'ts of interviews, grooming tips, and even conducting mock interviews with you. You can also pick up advice on networking to expand your job search options, plus business etiquette to get you ready to step into the corporate world.
You should share a strategy which you took to overcome a problem or situation. Use the Context, Action, Result (CAR) approach in answering this question.
Sign up for the workshop today at
CAREER GUIDANCE How can Career Coaching help you
HOW CAN I GROW MY SAVINGS
Let our WSG Career Coaches guide you in your job search with Career Care360.
Developing a saving habit early allows you to better prepare for your future needs.
Assess your strengths and skills
Gain insights into the work environment
Get on the right career track with professional, one-onone advice from a Career Coach. Our Career Coaches are trained to provide you with in-depth analyses of your career needs to steer you in the right direction.
Interested in a company but not sure how working there is like? Take the opportunity to tour your prospective company’s work environment before deciding to take up the position. Evaluate your career decision by familiarising yourself with the company’s culture, job requirements, and progression opportunities.
To see tangible increases in your savings accounts, set aside 15% - 20% of your salary each month for a start. To accumulate your first $50,000 in cash savings and CPF · You save at least $345 monthly in cash which earns you an interest of 1% pa from a bank*
Improve Your Job Search
The job search process can be a stressful one. Learn to manage it and avoid burn out with our personalised one-on-one career counselling. Our certified professionals can guide you to understand your stressors and equip you with effective coping strategies to become more resilient.
Upgrade your job search capabilities with our career workshops. Craft a unique resume, leverage on social networking platforms, and role-play the interview process to give you the skills and confidence to land a job.
Buy what you need and not what you want. Consumer goods do not define who you are.
2 Cut down on watching movies every weekend with your friends.
3 Invest in your financial knowledge. Get more financial tips and ideas from www.moneysense.gov.sg
· You save through CPF Ordinary Account which earns you an interest of 2.5% pa · You will reach $50,000 no later than 5 years 5 YEARS
Stay motivated during your job search
CPF 20% OF SALARY
Expand Your Networks
Match your talents to the right company through curated networking events. Our events bring in leading experts to share on the industry outlook and hiring trends, making the job search process better for you.
Scan this QR code
to sign up for our personalised career CARE360 http://www.wsg.gov.sg/career-services.html
* Bank interest percentage is for illustrative purposes and may vary with each bank.
Scan this QR code to know more about CPF Contribution http://bit.ly/2QU1bDS
Did you know?
Your employer contributes an additional 17% of your pay to your CPF account.
Make an appointment at WSG's Careers Connect or NTUC's e2i. Visit bit.ly/MakeCareerAppointment or call 6883 5885
900 South Woodlands Drive #04-07 Woodlands Civic Centre Singapore 730900
80 Jurong East St 21, Level 2, Singapore 609607
1 Tampines Walk #01-21 Singapore 528523
HDB Hub Bizthree 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #07-11 (Lift Lobby 1), Singapore 310490
11 Eunos Road 8 #02-02 Singapore 408601
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The programme is for Singaporeans and PRs.