According to surveys, over 60% of Taiwanese young professionals are thrust to work oversea. In fact, working abroad seems to be a common dream among millennial throughout the world, what are their reasons?
“I would like to broaden my horizons by living and working in different countries!”
- Mary (23 y.o., fresh graduate)
“Salaries in Taiwan are below average in the industry, when can I buy my own house with this pay”
- Michael (26 y.o., front-end developer)
“It is always a dream for me to work in an exotic country and get a foreign girlfriend!”
- Vincent (30 y.o., product manager)
Well, everyone has their own reasons for their dreams of working abroad. But with over 200 countries in the world as choices, which one should you go for?
With a high life quality and decent average salary, Singapore is ranked as one of the top 5 countries for working oversea in the globe. Nearly 90% of foreign employees are satisfied with working in Singapore due to its efficient medical system, relatively high-educated population and sound public order. Serving as the hub of finance and trade in Asia, Singapore embraces 1.3 millions of foreign workers, which is nearly 25% of its population, and creates a highly competitive and diversified working environment for talents.
Have you started to wonder how you can embark on your journey of working in Singapore? Here are 3 tips to help you make it much easier and more delightful!
TIP 1: Build an eye-catching resume/CV
No matter you are looking for an internship, a job or a graduate school, resume/CV is the most crucial element for viewers to build a positive impression on you. Employers might toss away your resume within 1 second because of a few reasons, like job description writing, poor layout and design, and etc.
To avoid these fatal mistakes, CakeResume is here to help you build an eye-catching resume/CV just like a piece of cake! Apart from the general sections for profile and paragraph, CakeResume includes images, videos and slides, which enable users to create their unique resume/CV. With the function of click-and-drag, it is much easier to edit resumes. Have trouble creating a new and beautiful design? CakeResume provides 50+ professionally-designed templates and 500+ real resume examples for you to take as reference.
Moreover, the online resume can be downloaded free as PDF file and also shared as links. With your very own customized resume/CV, you are halfway there on your journey to success!
TIP 2: Establish professional social networks
In professional workplace, human network is your most powerful weapon! By attending relevant events, managing profiles on job searching websites, and building personal reputation, you will find yourself surrounded by talented and ambitious people. Besides, you don’t need to be surprised when headhunters knock on your door one day!
The good news is, CakeResume is aiming to expand its recruiting territory to Singapore in the near future. Hope to get under the radar of CakeResume’s headhunters? Go build up your human network and beef up your personal profile!
TIP 3: Select the right platform to showcase your strength
One of the most common ways to search for jobs is via job searching websites or employment-oriented platforms. There are many of them such as 104, 1111, Yourator, LinkedIn etc, and each of them has different features. It is important to understand their advantages and emphasis.
On CakeResume, 30% of the users are software engineers. With a free online resume builder, transparent wage range and rich resource of resume-building tutorials, CakeResume is currently one of the top 5 job searching websites in Taiwan.
What’s more, if you are a software engineer, congratulations! In May 2019, a software engineer marketplace, JobEspresso, was launched to match quality tech talents with the best tech companies. With the design of online coding tests, JobEspresso makes the matching process much more efficient and effective for both tech companies and tech talents.
Are you dreaming of working in Singapore? No matter your goal is for higher pay, more exciting life experience, or even a foreign lover, it is time to go for the dream rather than just think about it! Starting from building a fascinating resume/CV, expanding your professional social network, and displaying your talent on CakeResume & JobEspresso, your DREAM has no longer been just a dream!