What is your best chance to land your dream job? When it comes to job search, everyone knows the frustration of building your online resumes at multiple sites, and sending tonnes of applications. Popular job portals in Singapore include (not in order of merit):
Based on your experience, you may favour one platform over the other. Some might even swear by LinkedIn. But if that’s all you have been exploring, you’re so missing out on the good things in life.
Say Hello to Jobs Bank
From the website:
Jobs Bank, administered by the Workforce Singapore (WSG), is a free service provided to all Singapore-registered companies and local individuals (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents). It helps to facilitate online job matching between local job seekers and employers. It is a self-help platform and will also support WSG’s career services and allow WSG to reach out to a wider pool of local job seekers beyond its career centres.
In a nutshell, this is the jobs portal run by the Singapore government, for Singapore Residents. No posting fees, no commission, no tricks to gather your resume for reselling etc.
And if you have not heard, it is mandatory for companies to post “good jobs” on the portal before they are able to offer the position to a foreigner on Employment Pass.
Of course there are several factors to determine whether you can eventually land the job, but if you ask me, the odds are clearly in favour if the applicant possess the right skillset and aptitutde.
So do your national service: “Be a man, stop whinning, apply for jobs through the Jobs Bank”.