Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mid-quarter Job Search Advice

Jobseekers who've perspired their ways out of this year's first job market quarter probably already have Singapore jobs to nurture now. For those of you who haven't reached job search success yet (unfortunately), here's the latest memo: It's time to push the gas pedal and become more aggressive. Search jobs with more intensity and with less focus on your past failures and disappointments.

The competition for jobs is tightest during the first quarter: Everyone's energised to land their dream jobs after the Chinese New Year festivities. Take advantage of the fact that we're currently midway into the second quarter when there should be less pressure as far as competing for interview shortlist spots are concerned.

Focusing your search on information technology jobs? Worry not for Singapore remains to be an IT hub -- a place that gets a steady influx of new job openings in the industry of computers. According to the JobsDB database, the current most popular IT jobs are those that deal with IT Project Management, Network and System, Software Development, and IT Support. If your specialisation is one of those, then there's no reason for you to feel bad about your job search success chances this quarter.

Singapore banking jobs are your gem? No problem again. Banking and finance as an industry is a steady top ten  at in terms of number of available job ads for jobseekers.  More specifically, concordant to the industry trends, the hottest subfields are Corporate Finance, Financial Services, Investment, Order Processing, and Private Banking.

What's the number one job industry at in terms of popularity to jobseekers? It's Admin and Human Resources. If you happen to be focusing your job search goals on HR positions and administration jobs, you don't have to worry about losing prospects going forwards. Highlight your oral and written communication skills in your resume, and you certainly aren’t going to encounter the infamous "job interview drought" problem.

What's the latest buzz concerning engineering jobs in Singapore? The industry is as competitive as always, with the JobsDB engineering jobs database overflowing with openings in the subfields of Electronics, Marine, and Industrial Engineering. As a subfield to this strong industry, Engineering Project Management seems to be prospering as well.

Of course, the hospitality industry also deserves a shout out here. Hotel jobs in Singapore remain hot at as well as jobs in food and beverage.

So yes, the "observations" that there are fewer job openings during the second quarter are just exaggerations. Don't worry too much about your possible lack of future and just focus on doing your best in editing your resume and answering your interview questions.

Good luck!

Job Resources:
If you haven’t discovered JobsDB’s depth yet, the website also has sections devoted to career articles and workshops.  Go to Career Advice to learn about proper resume writing and to know the answers to the most common interview questions.

Go to JobsDB Learning to view what JobsDB currently has to offer, seminars-wise.