How to find a job in Singapore

To find a job in Singapore, you can start from foundit. in and Glassdoor.sg. Everyone who wants to find a job in Singapore needs first to look for a job in Singapore. You can look for recruitment agencies in Singapore. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Singapore.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Singapore. Singapore citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Singapore without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Singapore.

Most websites or apps are in English. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to get a job in Singapore

You can find a job in Singapore by searching online for job opportunities in Singapore. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Singapore citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. Also, read How to get a Visa for Singapore. 

Job websites in Singapore

Many job websites can help you find work in Singapore. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “Barista in Singapore” or “Delivery driver in Yishun .” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs. Check how to migrate to Singapore.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “Receptionist in Hougang ” or “Warehouse assistant in Singapore.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Singapore and jobs.










Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Singapore.

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Singapore. I found these groups talking about jobs in Singapore. You can look for more.

New Jobs in Singapore

sg.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Singapore.

Recruitment agencies in Singapore

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Singapore” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Singapore. They can help you find a job in Singapore.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Singapore

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Singapore. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Singapore, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Singapore.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Singapore

You can search for companies and local businesses in Singapore. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Yishun.”

Walk around anywhere in Singapore for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Singapore, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Hougang.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Singapore residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Singapore employment scheme” or “Singapore employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

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