If you’re looking for direct hiring jobs this 2020, Singapore is one of the most favorite of Filipinos and other expats who seek jobs abroad. Not only it is close to home, starting salary would amount to 3 months of salary in the Philippines.
Few months ago, salary range increased to SG $2,400 for minimum salary for S Pass while E Pass increased to SG $ 3,600 for foreigners working in Singapore. That is why many Filipinos find employers in Singapore and leave their jobs in the Philippines to earn more and give more for their families.
How to find jobs in Singapore if you are a Filipino?
Filipinos usually find employers by going personally in Singapore, then finding possible employers. After that they submit their resume online to SG’s job banks and reputable online job portals like Jobstreet SG and The Strait Times as it seems to be the most read newspaper in the Singapore.
You can also find employers while in the Philippines especially if someone like a friend, colleague or relative referred you for a possible job related to your education attainment, work experience and skills. Pass your CV and resume to companies and employers at these trusted websites:
Those sites are the most reliable and most trusted websites online where you can find direct hiring jobs in Singapore and find the latest employers hiring. Some hardworking people also do both – job hunting in Singapore and applying online at the same time.
Remember that Singapore still has priority with their citizens so it’s quite hard nowadays but never lose hope as a job will come for you if it’s really meant to be for you.
Tips to be direct hired in Singapore
The most effective tips are: submit your resume or CV online to many job openings related to your work experiences, degree, and skills even if you’re in the Philippines. The more you submit to companies, the more interviews you’ll attend and the more chance of getting hired easily. Some companies and employers would interview you via Skype or Google Hangout or any video calling mean they are using.
Don’t be too choosy with employers and companies. Why not grab a job offer right away? Besides, finding jobs in SG is very hard nowadays. If you have worked right away in Singapore, it means you have easy access to more job opportunities. You can just level-up your career once you’re living and working there.
Prepare all your original documents and credentials such as diploma, Transcript of Records (TOR), certificates and valid IDs. Also prepare many photocopies of them. I recommend colored-photocopies. Make sure they are genuine and are all valid.
Jobs Hiring in Singapore for Filipinos 2020:
- IT (Information Technology) Area
- Software Engineers
- Web Developers
- Banking, Accounting and Finance
- Business Admin. and Management
- Customer Service and Technical Support
- Design and Architecture
- Medical, Nursing and Health
- Food, Beverage and Hospitality
Applying for a Work Permit in Singapore
If you have been successfully hired by your employer in Singapore, the next step is applying for a work permit so you can legally work there as a foreign worker. This will be like your working visa in Singapore.
The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore is very strict in hiring foreign workers. That being said, if your permit was approved, you must do your best and work hard not only to prove you’re worth it but also to have more chance of having that job for longer time.
You might not need to leave the Philippines as your employer will be the one to process your work permit for you. If you are under the workers who receive SGD 2,400, your work permit is called S Pass if you’re under the SGD 3,600 category, your work permit is called E Pass.
Registering as OFW in POEA
If your S Pass or E Pass has been approved, you’re ready to work in Singapore. I’m sure you’re so happy and smiling at this time. It’s recommended that you register yourself as an official OFW at the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) so you’ll have the benefits of being an OFW.
You’ll then attend PDOS (Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar) which will help you familiarize yourself about Singapore and living and working there. You also need an exit-clearance before you board your plane at the airport.
Are you ready to work in Singapore? Share your experiences and thoughts below.