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.