We Singaporeans worry very much for our wealth. With property prices so high and also the age of your parents catching up on them, you worry that money is not enough. When COVID-19 slammed the brakes on our economy, some of you might have been left stranded. I have friends who are in their early 30s being retrenched and others on the chopping board.
As we look for another job, we get judged that those jobs are “not good enough for us”, “we are unwilling to suffer” or “we are unwilling to be humble”. It feels like we are being spat at by potential employers and older generation that we are unwilling to work hard as compared to the previous generation. According to Today, there are 33,000 vacancies across 10 industries. Why are there still so many vacancies in this pandemic? It is not that you don’t want the job. You know that you are willing to work hard. You know that you need to earn money. Unfortunately, you worry because you wonder where this job can take you in the future. You fear that if you accept this current vacancy, you might be “stuck” in this role forever. This is because your future employer will question on the relevant of your “recent” job experience when they read your resume.
You fear that this will affect your resume and future prospects. You want your role to be of value.
That’s right. You can’t be flipping burgers because there is a vacancy. You need a job that can be of value to your resume. That’s why you are here today. I have short-listed 13 companies that are still hiring during COVID-19. I believe these 13 companies will look good on your resume and be an accelerator in your future job prospects. Some of these companies are well known in the industry and have great growth potential in the future. I have ranked them from the most job vacancies to the least.
Enjoy and good luck! (Job numbers updated: 10-Oct-2020)
OCBC (301 Jobs)
OCBC has committed to hiring more than 3000 to support jobs creation drive in Singapore. The full-time roles ranges from OCBC Bank ,Bank of Singapore, OCBC Securities Pte Ltd, as well as Great Eastern Holdings. They might be hiring in batches as there are 301 jobs listings on their website now.
OCBC Hiring: Click Here
DBS (252 Jobs)
DBS has committed to hire more than 2000. DBS’s article was publish in May while OCBC’s article was posted in June. It seems like a cute competition that they are doing now with OCBC.
DBS Hiring: Click Here
Amazon (187 Jobs)
The beast of online shopping, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence needs people to fuel its’ engine. While shoppe is more common in south-east Asia, amazon is taking the world by storm with it’s cloud computing technology.
Amazon Hiring: Click Here
Fairprice (125 Jobs)
Our very own local brand. Fairprice is the largest supermarket chain in Singapore. They have 100 supermarkets across the island and over 160 outlets of Cheers convenience stores island-wide. They are hiring a wide variety of talents. Do check them out.
Fairprice Hiring: Click Here
GovTech (103 Jobs)
As we move towards a smart nation, the government will be needing talents to spearhead technology in Singapore. TraceTogether is one example. Personally, GovTech is the “iron rice bowl for the future. We also have the cyberspace masterplan that has been announced by DPM Heng.
GovTech Hiring: Click Here
Tiktok (97 Jobs)
Tiktok just came to our shores. The US-China tension has created some opportunities for Singapore. Bytedance (the parent company of tiktok) has decided to make Singapore the benchhead for Asia. I forsee that they will be hiring loads more people in the years ahead.
Tiktok Hiring: Click Here
Lazada (88 Jobs)
If you are like most Singaporeans, you probably have ordered something from Lazada during the circuit breaker period. Alibaba (the parent company of Lazada) is trying to get market share for ecommerce in South-East Area. I forsee Lazada hiring more and more because we are still scratching the surface of the e-commerce treand.
Lazada Hiring: Click Here
Tencent (84 Jobs)
This company owns Wechat which is the largest text messaging platform in China. Wechat is not only about text messaging, it is like grab, yelp, paypal, maps, airbnb, facebook, linkedin, twitter, line, messenger, skype, etsy etc combined. Let’s not even begin with how powerful this app can be. With so much going on, I can’t imagine how many manpower they will need.
Tencent Hiring: Click Here
SEA (80 Jobs)
This company that is Singapore based is the darling stock for 2020. They are the parent company for shopee and have been taking the stock market by storm due to their growth potential in the real market. They have committed 500 Jobs For Singaporeans.
SEA Hiring: Click Here
AIA (65 + 500 Jobs)
AIA has been in around for a century and still going strong. They have committed 500 jobs for Singaporeans as reported by CNA. This insurance company needs no introduction as they have been protecting the lives of Singaporeans for more than 100 years. Not one to be borne by legacies, AIA has strived from strength to strength by adopting many digital solutions to prepare them for the next era.
Current 65 jobs are for corporate positions. 500 are for the financial services.
AIA Corporate: Click Here
If you wish to consider being in financial services, click here.
Rakuten (50 Jobs)
Rakuten is a Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company based in Tokyo. It is also trying to enter into the South East market. The strongest appeal for Rakuten (in my opinion) is the cashback feature. I like their mission which is to contribute to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. If that resonates with you, 50 slots left.
Rakuten Hiring: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/rakuten-jobs/?originalSubdomain=sg
Razer (33 Jobs)
This company is another of Singapore’s pride. Razer Inc. is a Singaporean–American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware. They started with selling high-end computer gaming mouse.
Raser Hiring: Click Here
Tesla (10 Jobs)
As Singapore progress into a cleaner city, we might see electronic vehicles on our shores really soon. Tesla has already hinted they are coming to Singapore. As one of the most speculative companies in the world, I can imagine they will need manpower to power Elon’s dreams and mission.
Final Thoughts By Wealthdojo
I hope this compilation can help you to boost your resume. Some of these companies are positioned to be the heavyweights of the next generation and be sure to position yourself with them. If you are looking for an alternative career type, please look forward to our next article.
Chengkok is a licensed Financial Services Consultant since 2012. He is an Investment and Critical Illness Specialist. Wealthdojo was created in 2019 to educate and debunk “free financial advice” that was given without context.
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