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05 October 2010

Insights to the Job Market 2010

05 October 2010

Have you wondered what jobs are in demand? What qualifications or expected salary scale would you get from the industry? These questions are on the minds of many job seekers, fresh graduates and employees of companies. Amidst the uncertain global economic landscape, it is a sure advantage for job-seekers, fresh graduates and students like you to understand insights to industry trends, job listings and information across the varied industries to help in their decision making and future job placement.

First published in 2008, the Labour Market Highlights is a joint annual publication by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and MOM. It aims to help job-seekers make informed career choices. We work with the various Ministries and government agencies to understand and interpret valuable insights on the current job market to our stakeholders.

With an understanding of the needs of our partners and the public, we have compiled the various job descriptions, wage structures as well as available training pathways in this report. Some of the industries highlighted include the MICE, Tour and Travel and Spa, Arts, Design and Media and Chemical sectors.

One interesting element is to learn how workers adjust through the different phrases and challenges of their career development. Take the case of Ms. Cynthia Ng. After 13 years in the electronics, IT and logistics industries, she stumbled upon a whole new world of creativity when she came across the Creative Apprenticeship Scheme in the newspapers.

“It is important to be open-minded in order to learn new things. You also have to be realistic about your career expectations and understand that you would not immediately reap benefits when switching careers…whatever it is, I feel it is a matter of looking forward and not looking back so as to give yourself the full chance to do your best...”

If you are a job-seeker or student, knowing the new key growth industries is vital for you to have the leading edge against others and be ahead of the “game”.  Find out more on how you can leverage on career opportunities in the industries listed in the Labour Market Highlights 2010. You can also get more information on the different government training and development assistance schemes, to help you better  plan your career transition or development.
 
As American philosopher and educator Mortimer Adler (1901-2001) once said,

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.”

Click here for more information on the Labour Market Highlights 2010
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