Kickstart Your Job Search Journey | Ultimate Singapore Job Search Guide

July 03, 2023

Singapore Job Search Guide

Whether you’re just beginning your job search in Singapore, still exploring career options, or mid way through the interview stages, you’ll find handy job search tips and guidance here for every stage of your journey.

Begin Your Job Search Journey Here:

  1. Explore Career Options
  2. Prepare Job Application Documents
  3. Start Job Search
  4. Get Ready For Interviews
Explore Your Career Options

What’s Your Dream Job or Company?

As a global business hub, Singapore is home to established international MNCs, dynamic start ups and fast-growing SMEs. Which means, while there are fantastic job opportunities here, it’s also incredibly competitive!

Don’t have an inkling of your ideal company or role yet? Start by checking out these best employers and top companies in Singapore. Once you’ve figured out your career aspirations, scroll down to the rest of this guide for actionable tips on how to turn your career dream into reality 🙂

Making a Career Change

Career and life goals change along the way – and that’s okay.

If you’re considering a career switch, draw inspiration from the success of Kenny, who made the switch from academia to Data Science at 40.

But know that a career change is never easy. Do consider all factors before you embark on one.

Are You Earning What You Deserve?

You’ll need to know where you stand to negotiate the salary you deserve. Find out how your pay compares to these industry benchmarks.

Prepare Your Job Application Documents - Resume, CV and Cover Letter

Guide to Writing a Knockout Resume and Cover Letter

We’re opening up our secret CV and Cover Letter writing playbooks to you!

Before you start, be warned – these guides are extremely detailed. They contain the actual tried-and-tested techniques we use to train our own team of professional resume writers, and help our clients land their dream jobs.

Want to land interview after interview too? Follow the steps of our guides.

ResumeWriter Tip: Struggling with your Cover Letter? No time to update your CV? Fret not – we’ll do the heavy lifting for you. Learn about our process here, or email us at to find out more.

Download These Templates

No frills or fancy Resume and Cover Letter formats here. Just clean and crisp templates that bring out the best in your career history.

We’ve prepared detailed CV and Cover Letter samples spanning almost every industry and role type in Singapore. Download them here!

Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile

A whopping 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn! If you’re not on LinkedIn today, you’re missing out. But to get headhunted on LinkedIn your profile needs to appear at the very top of the search results. Learn the tricks to do this here.

Start Your Job Search in Singapore

Job Search Sites

There are lots of these in Singapore – from bigger, popular sites that list openings from every industry and role type, to niche job portals that specialise in specific sectors and job levels.

How do you know which ones are for you?

Start with our shortlist of top job search sites that are, in our view, user friendly with the most useful features and career resources.

Then, explore our broader list of job sites for more options.

Headhunters & Recruitment Firms

If you haven’t worked with headhunters or recruiters before, here are a few reasons why you should:

  • You can discover job openings that are hard to find, or not even publicised at all. Even if recruiters don’t have suitable positions for you right now, it doesn’t hurt to get connected and stay on their radar!
  • When speaking with recruiters, you can glean great insights into hiring that’ll help you through the job search process.
  • Plus, recruiters have deep knowledge of the employment market, and are up-to-date on the latest hiring trends in the industries they specialise in.

Find a Job with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is THE most underrated job search tool.

We talked about optimising your LinkedIn profile in our first section here. In that same guide, we also show you how to use LinkedIn to your advantage – through networking, engaging with groups, and reaching out to headhunters.

ResumeWriter Tip: If you’ve followed our previous steps to a tee, but are struggling to land interview callbacks, you might need extra help. Reach out to us.

Ace Your Job Interview

Interview Preparation Tips

In every job interview, there is an element of chance. Certain external factors beyond your control.

Your hiring manager might be in a poor mood that day. You had to bring your kid to the doctor’s and ran late. The company might have decided to plug the job opening with an internal transfer instead.

These things happen. You can’t do anything about them.

But you can put yourself in the best possible position for interview success, by preparing thoroughly ahead of your interview.

Go in with a strategy. Have a game plan for before, during, and after the interview.

These days, companies are turning to more creative interview methods, but the same common interview questions regularly make the rounds. So get familiar with them!

You can’t do better if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. Learn what the definite interview no-nos are, so that you don’t make these mistakes.

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