Top 10 in 2021: The Career Stories That Mattered Most to Singaporeans on MyCareersFuture

To our fellow Singaporeans: thank you for reading us! Here’s a list of the top 10 stories that you found most interesting, and why they’re worth a relook.

Hello, dear MyCareersFuture reader! 2021’s been, admittedly, a mixed bag of fortunes when it comes to our careers, especially with the shroud of Covid-19 looming over us.

Despite the pandemic, employers’ hiring plans have been cautiously optimistic this year, but on the other hand, a combination of “The Great Resignation”, as well as a struggle to hire talent for certain jobs have been a challenge to surmount for both them and jobseekers.

In addition, other key highlights for 2021 include the retirement age being raised, and an increasing focus on mental health for our workers and jobseekers, especially with Covid-19 affecting work-life balance for many.

Digitalisation has also been a big focus for both employees and government initiatives, as upskilling our workforce continued to be of great interest to employers, employees and jobseekers alike.

Use all the career tips you’ve learned at your next job application! We have over 60,000 job opportunities daily for you on MyCareersFuture. 

Amidst all this, we’re glad that our career articles have been useful for our local jobseekers- in fact, this year our site boasted over 5 million page views , and over 3 million of you reading our articles!

Here are the top ten articles that our readers read this year, and why they’re worth a read if you missed out on them earlier!

With times hard for some of us, we took a closer look at some part-time roles to consider, particularly in industries traditionally considered essential. This makes them potentially perfect if you’re hoping to move full-time into these roles as well! Read here.

Changing careers, especially when you dive into an entirely new industry, is never easy. But if you are feeling burnt out, bored, or simply feel like you can excel in a different field, switching careers might be a good idea.

When you ditch the conventional career rules, you’ll radically increase your chances of finding something you love. Here are three Singaporeans who did exactly just that, proving that pursuing passion over pay-cheque can sometimes work in your favour! Read here

A comprehensive resume should detail your key traits and abilities as well as your work experience.

It should highlight the key achievements and accomplishments in the workplace.

Your resume should also include brief information about your academic qualifications as well as your interests. There are no one-size-fits-all resumes. If you need some inspiration to beef up your resume, check out four of the most popular templates here!

If you’re new to budgeting, the 50-30-20 rule of thumb can easily help you figure out how much money you need to save.

But how many of us actually follow this financial rule? We asked five Singaporean workers how much they typically save in a month. Read here

Your words and actions matter, especially in the workplace. We look at office etiquette, and what should never be said, or done at the office. Read here

Freelancing is one option to consider for the mid-career individual, who is in between jobs. Here’s a guide on how to get started. Read here

56-year-old Rebecca Ng took up the challenge to delve into unfamiliar territory, thanks to WSG’s Career Trial, to take up a role often associated with millennials: Digital Marketing. Learn how she pivoted, and how you can too! Read here

If you have decided that you need a second career, here are five tips to help your career change go more smoothly. Read here.

Want to show the hiring manager that you are the right fit for the job? Follow these tips on how you can tailor your resume to the job description to improve your chances of job search success! Read here.

In the digital age, online jobs portals are the go-to platform for jobseekers to look for employment opportunities.

Despite the technological convenience, most jobs portals leave jobseekers with the time-consuming process of having to go through job descriptions and figuring out if the job is the right match for them.

Thankfully, an advanced portal like MyCareersFuture has got that covered with a feature that recommends jobs to you based on your skillset. Here’s us blowing our own trumpet, and a guide to understanding how we can help you get your next gig! Read here.

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