Singapore Careers 2022

The primary question that may come to your mind is – do I need a work permit as a foreigner in Singapore?

Unlike in USA or Canada, in Singapore, firstly you need to secure a job, and then a Work Pass will be issued by the employer.

For foreign professionals searching for manager and executive level jobs, candidates need to earn at least $3,300 a month and have acceptable qualifications. For high-earning existing Employment pass holders or overseas foreign professionals, the Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) offers greater flexibility than an Employment Pass. You may be thinking. “Can I search for a job if I am living in SG on a dependent pass?”Yes, you can apply for Singapore jobs even if you are there as a dependent. After securing a job, the employer can issue a letter of consent with the Ministry of Manpower or the employer may apply for an employment pass.

Search for Singapore jobs from India or after going to SG?

Can I search for a job in SG while working in India? Yes, you can. However, employers prefer face-to-face interviews and they also prefer foreigners staying in SG. It would be a little bit difficult to find a job in SG while staying in India unless you already have a strong network in SG that works for you and the prospective employer agree to complete the selection process online.

 How to find jobs in Singapore?

To start with your job search, there are lots of online job portals that provide lot of information such as JobsCentral.com.sg, sg.JobStreet.com, and JobsCentral.com.sg.

Another important source is the main English language newspaper in Singapore, The Straits Times, which publishes a “Classified Jobs” and “Executive Appointments” supplement every Saturday that lists a wide range of job opportunities. The online version of these job listings can be found in the ST701 portal.

Some companies hire recruitment agencies to help them find candidates. Some reputed recruitment agencies include GMP, Adecco, Kelly Services, Hudson, Michael Page, Robert Walters, and Recruit Express. While searching online for jobs in SG, you will notice many job postings stating that Singaporeans/PR should apply. There are fewer job openings for foreigners. The reason is that Employers in Singapore are granted some quota from the Ministry of Manpower, in which they can hire foreigners. In simple terms, if there are 10 job openings in the market, it may be possible that only 2 are open for foreigners and the rest for Singaporeans/PR holders.

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