how to get a job in Singapore

A lot of people ask the question “how to get a job in Singapore” by commenting on our different blogs. Here is the complete guideline to fulfill your desire to work in Singapore.

Is it easy to get a job in Singapore?

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In Singapore, there are some rules and regulations laid by the government for all the local employers. We are giving their summary so that you can get the answer to your question, is it easy to get a job in Singapore?

Fair Consideration framework

The first Singapore job market rule is the Fair Consideration framework. According to this, all the employers in Singapore need to list the job for 14 days at:

www.mycareersfuture.sg

On this website, only Singaporeans or PR holders can apply for the job. That means the job is not yet available for foreigners. They will have to wait for 14 days. If no local job seeker is available for the post, then foreigners will be allowed to apply for the said job.

Workforce Ratio for Jobs in Singapore

The next rule is the Workforce Ratio. There is a workforce ratio that needs to be maintained between locals and foreigners. It varies depending on the industry sector or the work visa, but we can say that the percentage of foreigners allowed in Singapore is reducing year on year. So actually you need to be very fast in grabbing the opportunity for yourself.

Talking about the opportunities, they are already limited in Singapore with Singapore being a small nation, and preferences are given to the locals. So, the competition is definitely high but that does not mean that Singapore is not welcoming towards foreigners.

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Singapore is one of the most open markets or when you compare it with any other nation like Australia, the United States, or Canada. In those countries, if you see, to work there firstly it’s very difficult to get a sponsored work visa. It is preferred that you have citizenship or a PR. But, in Singapore, that’s not the case. In Singapore, there are a lot of work visa options available and it is said that there are 99% chances that you will fit into at least one of them.

Also, while working in Singapore you can apply for Permanent Residence and have a chance to become a Singaporean. Now talking about the open market again, I’ll say Singapore is also a competitive market.

Basically, you are competing with global talent, so you need to be fast and you need to grab your opportunity quickly here. The struggle is more but the struggle is all worthwhile with one of the major reasons being that taxes are low and salaries are high.

How to get a job in Singapore?

Now we will answer your question, how to get a job in Singapore. We are going to disclose some effective sources, that you can use for job hunting in Singapore.

1)-LinkedIn

Everybody knows about this portal, but how to use it makes it different. I’ll say, first, keep your profile updated. You need to update your current skills, experience, and a photo. Photo is very important to get a higher number of views.

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Also, it’s good to have a catchy headline – a one-liner that can describe you. Next, join the relevant groups to stay up to date in your field. Try sharing your learnings, achievements, and challenges in the groups and you can even comment on other people’s posts, give genuine feedback there. You can also write some articles on your profile.

This really highlights your profile. Once you are done with all these you can start looking out for relevant job opportunities. If you find any relevant job, apply for that job and try to network with the people in those companies.

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This really helps. You can send one-to-one messages, try to connect with HR, or if you find any relevant team members, maybe your prospective team members actually. You can use an option available in LinkedIn, which allows telling the recruiters that you are looking out for job opportunities. So basically, if you do not want to tell the whole world, you can just use this option.

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Another good feature that LinkedIn provides is the one-month free premium trial. This one month is very important. Sometimes one month is just what you are looking out for the right opportunity at the right time. Try it.

2)- Job Agencies

In Singapore, many companies hire experts on contract rolls through agencies, so it is of utmost necessity for you to reach out to them for getting a job in Singapore. You can make your profile directly on their website. They have a talent pool database. This is the first place where they look out for CVs for relevant opportunities.

Also, these consultancies list down the current vacancies on their websites. You can directly go and apply at them. Some of the major consultancies are Michael Page, Hays, Kelly Services, Allegis, and Randstad.

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3)- Singapore Job Portals

Now just like any other country, there are some job portals where you can directly go and apply for jobs. Some of the major ones are Monster, Job Street, Indeed, E financial careers, and Glassdoor.

You can search for your desired job in Singapore online with the help of these job portals. There are a lot of job websites by which you can start your search to get a job in Singapore. Visit these sites, post CV and apply for suitable available jobs. Simply click on the links given below and check opportunities on Singapore job portals.

1)- Monster

2)- Best Jobs

3)- eFinancialCareers

4)- Jobs.com.sg

5)- Job Street

As an employer selected you to work in Singapore, he will send your papers to the Ministry of Manpower and get a work permit. Your salary and all benefits will be fixed in the job agreement. Keep on searching for jobs on the above-stated job portals.

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53 Comments

  1. I want job singapur hotel


  2. Hi. Sir my name is Amir Javed from Pakistan am chemical diploma holder with 2.3 year experience Please help me for jobw

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  4. I need job in Singapore in hotel I have master degree in Arts and diploma in hotel management

  5. website pa job kasa tlas kar ne kuch samj ni are

  6. Hi. Sir my name is Aman imran from Pakistan am chemical diploma holder with 1.8 year experience Please help me for jobw



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      You can ask any question by commenting.

  7. Hello sir am pakistani i want to singapore for jobs qualification is BS in tourism and hospitality and want hotel jobs so please let me know about process thanks

  8. I have done mu masters in commerce and banking and fiance and i have almost 3 years experiance in banking sector and 5 years experiance in private sector. Kindly help me out to get suitable job for me in singapur as i need v badly.
    Regards,

  9. Sar Main Pakistan sa houn Aor Dubai Main bhe 1 year ka exprince ha aor main dobara dubai nai jana chata to koi asi job ho jo pavking Ka kam ho to Plzzz Help Me

  10. I’m interested .my qulifcation .twelatth pass …..+2,, and one year diploma .COPA computer. My experience Potrol pump.Sales man work .and I’m clear .fasit EAD

  11. Thanks a lot for this guidelines. I applied . Hope i will get a reply soon

  12. Bhai Singapore ka visa kesy apply kr sktay hain

  13. Bhai Visa ko apply kesy krna hay

  14. i do work diagnostic all kind computerized and electronic cars i did diploma EFI Automotive system and 10 years experience cars Mechanical and Auto electrition and Auto A/C works i am Automotive Technician and i want get job in Singapore kindly help me
    Thank you

    1. Sir I am driver 10 years experience

  15. Iam wall painter and under matric and my language in Hindi so muje work visa provide Ho skta hai

  16. Mai transport driver huu Mumbai Mai mai 7 sal se Driving karta hu

  17. اسلام عليكم و رحمته اللّٰه و بركاته
    My Name is Asma MS. Nagorwala
    I need a job
    I’m Graduate (B.Com)
    I’m Indian

  18. Author

    Dear Farhan, search jobs on given websites and apply there.

    1. Author

      yes Mr. Asad, What’s your question?

  19. My Name is Waseem zareen s/o Muhammad Zareen
    I’m in Pakistan
    My education: FA
    NIC :1330220554039
    Distict and Tehseel :HARIPUR Kpk Pakistan
    D.O.B,28Aug1992
    Age.26year

    1. Author

      Dear Waseem, search jobs on given websites and apply there.

  20. I will finish my degree course ( civil engineering)( m tech )can I get a job as soon as possible,in Dubai ,Malaysia ,singapore or any other European country

    1. Author

      You should start searching jobs online.

    1. Author

      Yes you can apply, search job on job portal and apply.

  21. I am Ac technician.

    1. Author

      Dear friend, you should apply for job on given job search websites.

  22. I am interested in sales and marketing field kindly forward me the details for the jobs vacancies to my email address.

    1. Author

      Dear, Please open job search websites, links are given in this article. check suitable job and apply there.

    1. Author

      Please open job search websites, links are given in this article. check suitable job and apply there.

  23. Sir meri talim ziya nai h Kia me b Singapore k liye apply Kar skta hon mere pas Saudi Arabia ka work experience 8 years ka h as a tecnitin plombing

    1. Author

      Yes, you can apply for labour jobs.

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      Friend, we are providing free services and has no office for public dealing like consultants or agents.

      1. i want to apply for hotel job how i find

  24. How can i apply for a job in singapore ?

    1. Author

      Please open job search websites, links are given in this article. check suitable job and apply there.

        1. Author

          sorry, you can ask question on this plate form.

      1. How can i apply for a job in Singapore?
        Or visa apply

        1. Author

          Dear, search jobs on given websites and apply there.

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