Engineering and IT Jobs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Breaking Down Perceptions: Secretary Jobs Singapore

Secretary jobs in Singapore have become dynamic, hence the continuous and steady rise in popularity of this career route among fresh graduates. No longer is a secretary job perceived as a temporary excuse for experience and skills enhancement to a better future (in a more prestigious position and in another industry). These days, these administration jobs are viewed as highly as other Singapore jobs.

Secretaries are now involved in important corporate processes. Today's bosses know how to appreciate a talented assistant who has a say on innovation and decision making. If you're looking into taking this career route, the company secretary job of today  is not going to bore you out with routines and paperworks: You are going to be involved and challenged, definitely. You are going to see yourself entrusted with important tasks.

Of course, you can still view secretary positions as gateways to executive jobs. If anything, these recent changes in the secretarial job description are  going to whip you into shape for challenging top level positions faster than your time expectations. Secretaries are more than just clerical assistants now: Their opinions matter and so does their intangible inputs.

These are the most important secretarial skills:
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management
  • Passion for the job

Having troubles in your job search? Why not try to search jobs in the administration/HR field in the meantime and focus on secretary jobs? Don't underestimate what a secretarial experience can give to you and your career.

Listen to what a career expert has to say about the admin jobs of today:

Making Jobs Relevant

Career advice for administrative professionals:

How To Manage Your Career & Stay Relevant


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Marketing Jobs in Focus

Marketing jobs may or may not be the most sought after career posts by artsy and adventurous people. While it's true that a job in marketing is not all-creativity, the numbers involved usually don't cause too much damage on a person's work life balance: Marketing surveys and statistics divulge/put to light interesting facts about life and so, there's still the element of fun and whim when analyzing them.

If you're aspiring to become a marketing manager someday, you have to, first, master the general rules of life for a marketing executive. Your work follows you at home, at your gimmick places, among others. You're interested, more than anything else, in the "latests" or the "trends" -- needless to say, you cannot afford to pause on your career endeavors and close your eyes for rest. You have to be aware of what's happening around. You MUST not stop or you'd get left behind.

The best thing about marketing positions is that, even though the premises/circumstances require that you work almost 24 hours a day/7 days a week, it's not gut-wrenching. Rarely do you hear marketing professionals complaining about their professional well-being. They (or at least most of these people) love their jobs because they're not being forced to do things in it.

Well, who wouldn't love being in a marketing job, no matter the sub-field?

See how attractive this industry is? But before you go on full job search mode, remember to search jobs in this industry with caution. Remember, marketing managers are savy and you wouldn't want to risk being misunderstood on your ideals.

For career advice, we suggest that you read these interviews by JobsDB:

With Integrity and Passion - Tricom Events

Call People with a Smile

Making Sure Everyone Wins



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.