It is the month of May, so poly and uni grads are probably looking for employment.
Or perhaps you have been looking for a job for awhile now and you are unable to score one or find one that matches your expectations.
In a society where people are secretive about their pay it can be kinda awkward to go around asking people what you should be asking for. So paiseh right?
Well, don’t worry. These days, there are a few websites that are catered to removing that awkwardness altogether!
Kelly services have created a guideline of the average pay of all the industries in Singapore! From banking to healthcare to engineering, it is an open book on the range of pay that one should expect.
The best part about this is that it is free!
All you have to do is fill up a simple form (3 mins only) and it will direct you to a page with an Asian man looking into the distance to thank you for signing up. Then, you can download the guide and read away!
If you are a student and wondering which major you should choose in poly and uni, you can look at the pay to get an idea of what kind of life and lifestyle you want to have in the future.
However, I hope that you find something that gives you meaning and you will feel happy going to work every day.
The guide is pretty useful as it shows how much one can expect after a certain duration for various positions. Though, of course, you might not want to cast it to stone because this is merely an estimation.
On top of that, Kelly Services also has other functions like allowing you to apply for jobs and sending in your resume.
What’s more, they also have career advice to give you tips on what you should do! This includes setting priorities and self-improvement tips.
Kelly Services is like the best friend that you never had.
So, Kelly Services gives you the general average pay of the various industries and that’s great.
But what you want to know is the exact pay in each company so that you can compare. For example, you are from chemical engineering and you are wondering if you should join Exxon Mobil or Shell.
How do you find out the pay and working culture? The answer is Glassdoor.
Glassdoor also has job application, company reviews, salaries and interview experiences for you to read through! That is the beauty of it. You get insider news.
Glassdoor is also useful if you are looking for a mid-career switch.
By now, you will understand more about your own working style and what kind of environment you work best in.
By reading up reviews on the company culture and the role of the prospective job, it will help you to know whether it is a good fit for you.
Jobs around the world
As we live in a globalised world, our career path may take some of us on an overseas deployment. For some, leaving Singapore may be a huge leap of faith and they will need to make sure the move will be worth it. Glassdoor is a global site that allows you to read reviews of companies overseas too!
Check it out! Here you can see employees’ review of shell all over the world.
I wish you the best
I hope that these two websites will assist you in your job hunt! It can get pretty depressing when you have been searching for so long.
But don’t give up, the right door is worth waiting for. In the meantime, you can continue to improve yourself as a person so that you can be the right person for the right company.