How to successfully find temporary jobs in Singapore

Sam Richards
Authored by Sam Richards
Posted Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 11:18pm

The economy worldwide has been adversely affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Singapore is not an exception. Hence many fresh college graduates are finding it difficult to get a permanent job since a large number of companies are not hiring. There are also some industry sectors especially the hospitality sector, which are retrenching their employees due to lack of business. Most people have daily expenses like food, healthcare, clothes, rentals, repairs, so even if they are not able to get permanent jobs, they are willing to take up temporary jobs which will pay them for the work they do. Hence many people would like to find out how to successfully find temporary jobs in Singapore and some useful information is provided below.

Preparing a resume

The first step in finding temporary jobs is preparing a resume which includes the contact details of the job applicant like the name, address, telephone number, email address. The resume should also have details of the work experience if any, skills, and qualifications of the job applicant. It is important to review the resume, to ensure that there are no spelling or grammar mistakes, since this can create a negative impression on the employer. If the job applicant has some special achievements these should also be highlighted.

Searching for jobs

The next step in finding temporary jobs is searching for suitable jobs both online as well as offline. Though it is extremely convenient to search and apply for jobs online, using search engines and other sources, job applicants should be aware that many businesses do not advertise their vacancies online. Also there is more competition for the jobs which are posted online. Businesses are also advertising their job vacancies offline in newspapers, television and radio, especially for low skill temporary jobs. Outdoor advertising is also used by some businesses to advertise the staff they would like to hire.

Applying for jobs

While a large number of temporary jobs may be advertised, the job applicant may not qualify for most of these jobs for a variety of reasons like lack of experience or qualifications. However, a person will get a job only if he is shortlisted, and then called for an interview. Hence to maximize the probability of getting a job which pays well at the earliest, the job applicant should apply for the maximum number of jobs. Usually it is cheaper to apply for a job online uploading the resume, or sending it by email, though for some jobs, the employer may require a handwritten resume.


If the applicant is qualified, he may be called for an interview to check whether he will adapt well to the work culture in the company which wishes to hire him. It is advisable to do some research on the company which is hiring temporary workers, especially for jobs which offer a good salary. The job seeker should also be mentally prepared to answer the questions which are being asked while hiring for temporary jobs. If selected, the job-seeker should also check the terms and conditions for the temporary job.

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