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Career Planning: How the Latest AI Technology Can Help Active and Passive Singaporean Jobseekers

Digital technologies have changed the employment landscape. Learn how technology can help you with your job search and mapping out your future career.

For employers, automated software, tapping on professional candidate databases, and one-click applications are now the standard in hiring the best candidates.

For jobseekers, most are now familiar with writing their resumes for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which behaves like an online assistant that scans candidate resumes, writes job descriptions, and schedules interviews with potential candidates.

If a candidate doesn’t want to be rejected by ATS before they get connected with an actual person in human resources, it’s crucial to learn how to play these new rules.

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Passive candidates aren’t lazy; they’re smart jobseekers

And then, there are passive candidates. These workers are currently employed, not actively looking for a new job, but open to promising career opportunities if something comes along.

Many employers are keen on such passive jobseekers, as they are looking for workers with positive employment records and are satisfied with their current industry and occupation.

In times when the labour market is tight, they’re keen to woo and lure such passive jobseekers to fill critical roles.

For quite a few workers in this space, it’s easy to set their LinkedIn account to “open to work”, which ensures that their current employer doesn’t know they’re searching, but allows them to show up with priority in searches by recruiters or hiring managers.

LinkedIn’s challenge has been ensuring that such workers receive updates, as cold messages by employers can sometimes look like spam.

They have since utilised generative artificial intelligence (AI) to help, rolling out in-house AI-assisted messages to generate personalised messages in seconds.

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AI can help everyone in the job market

For jobseekers and workers, many AI options in the marketplace help with career planning and job search.

ChatGPT has become well-known in recent times. A report showed 70% of job seekers who used it saw a higher response rate from hiring managers, with 78% securing interviews and 59% getting hired.

Here are some other AI tools to help you reach your career goals below.

AI Resume Writers

These will help condense your previous work experience into three high-impact bullet points. All you need to do is fill in your job title. You can use them to generate as many bullets as you need, then pick the ones that fit your real work experience. They can also help with a resume summary, skills, and educational background.

ATS-optimisation tools

Ensure you don’t miss out on a job because your resume wasn’t tailored for ATS. These tools will compare your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile to the keywords found in job listings. They also rate how well your resume matches these jobs and offer better options to optimise your resume for them.

AI cover letter generators

Most local jobseekers tend to skip cover letters and just send a resume because of the personalisation required for each potential employer. Use these tools to make the process more efficient. Make sure that you review and edit it to reflect your skills, experiences, and work personality.

CareersFinder empowers you to discover your upskilling and career needs through personalised jobs and skills recommendations. Explore it now! 

Mapping out your career with AI tools for Singaporeans

Beyond sorting through job listings and figuring out salary ranges, Singaporeans have started to look closer at their career health and resilience. They are more strategic with their career planning, which includes understanding what skills they need to stay employable.

This is where Workforce Singapore’s latest tool, CareersFinder by MyCareersFuture, can help Singapore workers and jobseekers.

Available on WSG’s MyCareersFuture portal, CareersFinder helps jobseekers discover personalised upskilling and career recommendations by analysing their profile. It uses data on adjacent skills and job transitions in the labour market to help jobseekers identify new career opportunities based on their individual profiles. It also recommends suitable training programmes to help them achieve their career goals.

Currently, individuals looking to progress in their careers or explore a new role would need to look up career opportunities and determine their upskilling needs and suitable training courses.

CareersFinder by MyCareersFuture consolidates this information and services from across MyCareersFuture, the Skills Framework and MySkillsFuture, to provide users with personalised jobs and skills-related recommendations generated from their responses to a series of quiz questions.

Harnessing data and AI, jobseekers will receive personalised upskilling and career recommendations, empowering them to make informed decisions for their career path.

CareersFinder by MyCareersFuture will help all local workers and jobseekers, including:

  • Those who wish to explore new career opportunities but do not know where to start;
  • Those who wish to branch out into adjacent job scopes and wish to find out the required skills; and
  • Those who wish to re-enter the workforce.

Try CareersFinder by MyCareersFuture now and chart your path to a successful career!

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