Tag: millennials

How young PMETs can protect ourselves from retrenchment in our 40s

Many PMETs in their 40s and above have been let go over the past few years. According to the Ministry of Manpower's Labour Market Survey, the most common profile of locals hardest hit by retrenchment are often those above 40, PMETs and degree holders.  Reading the stories of some of these older PMETs who were retrenched saddens me. Imagine working for an organization for so ...

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How can Private University Graduates overcome discrimination?

My close friend, a private university graduate, interviewed at a government-linked company (GLC) last year and was told by the interviewer a condescending tone: “Well, if we knew you were from the SIM’s University of Buffalo program instead of the one in New York, we would not have called you down for an interview”. Another SIM-GE graduate was also rejected in by her prospective employer ...

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10 Lessons I’ve learnt from renovating my HDB flat

Renovating and furnishing your hdb flat can be costly for many Singaporeans. According to Qanvast, the average renovation amount spent on a typical HDB flat is about $56,000. This excludes the cost of furniture such as dining table set, sofa and a study table which estimated by Dollars & Sense to cost $10,000-$20,000. Assuming that these are the estimates, in total, the entire cost of ...

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FAQ: Common Questions by Fresh Graduates in Singapore

The exam period just ended for university students in Singapore and many of the fresh graduates are currently looking for a job. It is indeed a challenging time to be a fresh graduate. Based on the latest statistics by the Ministry of Education, one out of five fresh graduates from NTU/NUS/SMU was unable to find a permanent full-time job within six months of graduation. That ...

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What are the best job portals in Singapore for Millennials ?

The economy and job market are causing hardship and anxiety for many Singaporeans. December’s statistics from the Ministry of Manpower show that job seekers continue to outnumber job vacancies for the second consecutive quarter. Having fewer years of experience and achievements compared to our older counterparts, millennials are affected by this negative trend with the unemployment rate among fresh graduates being the highest since 2009. ...

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