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Q&A: Should I Start Working in a Non-Related Field?

Question: I’ve recently graduated with a degree in specialisation ‘A’, but entry-level positions for this field are hard to come by. I’m thus considering applying for an entry-level position in specialisation ‘B’ to gain some work experience – is this a viable option?

Answer: Getting your foot in the door of the working world is one of the hardest challenges you’ll face over the course of your professional career, so don’t be disheartened if you find it hard to get a job as a fresh graduate.

After all, you’ll probably be competing against other jobseekers with relevant job experience, and job interviewers will always be more inclined to hire someone who won’t have to be trained and can hit the ground running. (Read More Here!)

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Important Attributes for Fresh Graduates

By: Png Han Yong

A recent article in The Straits Times reported that Singapore’s low youth unemployment rate can be attributed to the fact that a majority of fresh graduates possess non-academic skills sought by many employers. Some of these highlighted attributes include communication skills, drive and initiative, as well as the ability to be a team player.

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