SINGAPORE – Folks might have grow to be sick with fear over their livelihoods for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic began. However the outbreak has additionally created new alternatives within the healthcare and tech sectors, mentioned Minister for Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth Edwin Tong.
Folks have extra alternatives at present in contrast with earlier generations, now that they’ve extra publicity to the world, and it’s extra widespread to have a number of careers all through their lives, he added.
Talking on the Careers Unmasked occasion on Saturday (Oct 9), which connects job seekers with business leaders within the tech and public sectors, Mr Tong mentioned: “As we have a look at how industries and companies rework themselves, it is a good time to recognise how these changes have affected the job panorama.”
As an example, there’s a larger demand for social employees to enhance the well-being of Singaporeans amid the pandemic. Job seekers also can search for wider alternatives even in conventional sectors – changing into a consumer interface (UI) designer in a financial institution, for example.
Stated Mr Tong: “I hope you stroll away from this session with extra confidence, information and really feel extra geared up to make knowledgeable selections (about your profession).”
The 4 audio system on the occasion had been Mr Tong, who can be deputy chairman of the Folks’s Affiliation; Mr Otavio Calixto, managing director of foodpanda Singapore; Ms Charmain Tan, founding father of digital advertising firm QuickDesk; and Mr Darryl Lengthy, managing director of gaming big Ubisoft Singapore.
Organised by the North East Neighborhood Growth Council, the three-hour occasion was held at Suntec Singapore Conference and Exhibition Centre, with 250 individuals attending in-person and nearly.
Mr Tong shared concerning the transformation of public service careers, urging younger individuals to select up abilities comparable to knowledge science and safety.
Mr Calixto and Ms Tan supplied insights about points comparable to product-market match and comfortable abilities wanted to thrive in a start-up atmosphere.
Mr Lengthy debunked the parable that one must be a programmer to work in a gaming firm.
On the finish of the occasion, all individuals acquired a free on-line profiling evaluation instrument to assist them determine their transferable abilities.
Mayor of North East District Desmond Choo mentioned: “Definitely, with Covid-19 protected administration measures in place, the normal format of doing job festivals has to vary fairly a bit.
“We imagine that with this sort of (hybrid) format, we’re capable of nonetheless proceed the necessary work of serving to individuals get the profession of their selection however, on the identical time, do it safely.”
Singapore Polytechnic final-year pupil Dylan Zeng, who was one among 50 in-person individuals, mentioned he gained invaluable insights which he’ll faucet to run his freelance expertise matching platform Look.sg
After Saturday’s occasion, which was the primary profession occasion he attended in particular person for the reason that pandemic started final yr, he plans to attach with the audio system through LinkedIn.
Mr Zeng, 20, mentioned: “If you see the audio system in actual life, you may have interaction with them and maybe they might even bear in mind your face. Whereas on Zoom, you could not be capable of get observed so simply.”