Looking for employment can be a harrowing experience and if you are set to relocate to a different country, the process takes on many new dimensions. But regardless to the fact you will have to apply for a work visa, wrangle with paperwork, and move your life halfway around the world, you will have to land a job first.
Indeed, the first step to finding a job in Singapore, will be to analyse your potential job sector. The ease of getting a job depends on the career that you have chosen. There are some areas that are growing fast, while others have reached a stagnation point. You also will have to make sure of your employability in a new culture & in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world
Here's the top 5 skill sets that are currently the most highly demanded skill sets in the Singapore local market and that I highly recommend to you, if you are considering a career change:
Due to Singapore’s rapidly aging inhabitants, this probably comes as no surprise that healthcare is in high demand at the moment. Great if you enjoy caring for others, and if you’re contemplating making a move to Singapore and are in the healthcare sector, you will have a number of opportunities available to you such as physiotherapy and various types of nursing positions.
This is an extremely versatile skill set to have in most parts of the world, however especially in the current supply-demand requirements in Singapore. Data analysis is used across a wide range of industries, to help companies make better business decisions. While there is something to be said about the level of concentration required to spend your day’s number crunching and looking at data; it is a highly demanded area at the moment.
From security, IT support roles to web design and programming, IT skills are without a doubt an essential skill to have in this modern age we live in. For Singapore this is not surprising given the booming Information Technology sector, and the rapid growth of the transformation of Singapore into a “Smart Nation”.
Moreover, when the 2016 Singapore Budget was released, the government also revealed their plans to introduce more programs in sectors such design and ICT in a bid to help the population to adapt to the evolving IT based job demands in Singapore.
Along with the above point, we cannot ignore the changing times and consumers who heavily rely on the internet and various media devices to keep them connected, digital marketing has also evolved at a faster rate than there are skilled individuals in this area. Digital marketers are sought-after by brands wanting to reach their target consumers in an effective way. The demand for online marketing techniques such as SEO, SEM, Google Analytics and CRM will only continue to grow as technology does.
The Singapore Government have been running initiatives to establish the island as a leading global hub for accounting in the Asia-Pacific region. As a result of this initiative, Singapore’s accounting sector expanded by $1.7 billion last year. If you are qualified in this field, you have really good odds at finding work in the Singapore economy.