Job Search Services – Overview

Almost every day we come across individuals like Vijay, who are facing a hard time with their Singapore jobs search and not being able to find a job they want quickly. For most of these individuals the job search could have been much easier and quicker, with just a few changes in their approach.

Here’s the thing. The process of a successful Singapore jobs search is not rocket science. However, for far too many people the search for jobs is a painful and unsuccessful process because of the following:

  • Newspaper classifieds, job boards and recruiters tend to be the focus of their Singapore jobs search, even though they have the most competition and the lowest success rate.
  • They use classifieds, job boards and recruiters in a very inefficient way, which makes things worse and leads to a lot wasted time/effort.
  • They do not give enough attention to presenting themselves properly, in their job applications and interviews. This is quite common in Singapore, where surveys of recruiters and hiring mangers point out that 70-80% of job seekers have poorly written resumes and sub-par interviewing skills. They clearly ignore the fact that the best candidate does not always get the job. Candidates who understand what employers want and are able to present themselves as the perfect solution, are the ones who get the job easily.

We worked with Vijay to ensure he did not make these mistakes during his Singapore jobs search and helped him to:

1). Get more job leads and opportunities

Vijay used techniques which not only let him spend less time on newspaper advertisements, job boards and recruiters, but also allowed him to separate from the herd and get more responses from employers. He also pursued job search avenues which have better quality of jobs and lower competition, such as networking and social media. Additionally, these methods provided Vijay with direct access to hiring mangers, which reduced the need to rely on job boards and recruiters.

2). Get more interviews

With a resume, cover letter and online profiles which presented his background and achievements in an impactful way, Vijay increased the number of interview calls he received.

3). Get more job offers

Vijay consistently impressed recruiters and employers during interviews, armed with an intimate understanding of the techniques interviewers use and what they are looking for in candidates. He was well prepared and confident for all his interviews.

As a result Vijay secured a good job in Singapore much faster than average. The job search skills he acquired will also help him manage such transitions smoothly in future.

Contact us now to learn more about our Singapore job search services. All our transition and job search services, can be delivered in-person or remotely, and are used by people residing in Singapore as well as foreigners looking to get a job here.

12 Replies to “Job Search Services – Overview”

  1. I have been told that theres a quota system for jobs in singapore? and the same is used up by nov. or dec.
    Could you let me know what is the best time in the year to visit singapore for job search.

    1. You should do most of your job search activities before coming to Singapore. When you arrive, you will have limited time on a tourist visa, so you should have previously arranged meetings with useful people (think networking). The labour market in most countries is quietest in December / January.

    1. You have to secure an offer of a job before an employer applies to the Ministry of Manpower for an employment pass or work permit for you – you cannot do this yourself. And to find a job, you need to have a proper job search strategy – see our web page for an overview of our job search services at:

      More specific information and our pricing can be found at:

      1. Am a Ugandan who is allowed to stay in Singapore till 3 months on visa question is,how much is the bed space rent fee per months ( single) and will am I allowed to work part time during my stay ?

      2. Hi Norah – I don’t know what you mean by “how much is the bed space rent fee per months ( single)”, but in answer to the other part of your question, you are not allowed to work part-time on a tourist visa.

    2. Our Singapore Job Search services are explained on our website – an overview of them can be found at:

      More specific information and our pricing can be found at:

      If you require further information, please let me know by writing to

  2. Dear Sandbox Advisors,

    I would like to request your kind assistance for resume evaluation / job search services as I am currently employed overseas and looking to relocate back to Singapore.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

  3. Dear SB Advisors,

    I need an assistance in having a glimpse at my CV, coaching on what can be improvement etc. I’d like to know the price of your services.

    Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  4. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Nice to touch base and glad to know about your services.

    I am a Singapore Permanent Resident, originally from India.

    Presently I am working for an SME Trading firm in Singapore which is basically into Import, Export and Wholesale trade of
    Packaged Food, Consumer goods and commodities.

    My present work place is a bit too far away from my house and is relatively a smaller outer fit with limited scope and resources. Hence my interest to switch my job. However, since I have been switching jobs & sectors, I have not been able to create a significant progression in my career and eventually reflect that in my resume which is affecting my job search (which I believe). In 2017 and 2018 until now I could get only 3 interviews which also didn’t result in a job offer.

    Presently I am looking for Entry to Mid level career position at organisations which are into Trading or Manufacturing of Packaged Food / FMCG / Commodities.etc..
    Basically looking at positions like Export Sales, Junior Trader (in terms of commodities) or positions handling a cluster of roles including Business development, sourcing,
    logistics, Operations etc..

    Best Regards


    1. Hello sir,I am an English teacher and currently seek a job in Singapore or any part of Brunei.I would like to know the processes to apply and if you could possibly review my resume

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