“I personally do not care too much about the specifics of your degree, as long as you’ve got the drive and work moral to make your time with us count.”
This was what Simon Torring, Head of Content for Luxola, had to say in response to a question pertaining to the hiring criteria for graduates in Singapore.
In tandem to his answer, I am pretty sure that with the advent of SkillsFuture, many organizations are now looking for more Singaporeans equipped with the necessary capacity and capabilities to fill up the current national skills gaps.
“[…] Employers want to hire Singaporeans, but it is difficult to find locals to fill technical and service jobs. On the other end of the spectrum, it is just as challenging finding suitable Singaporeans to fill top positions in MNCs.” – Channel News Asia
The Economist reported that what we study matters more than where we study it. An investigation done by PayScale, a salary comparison and research firm, on the returns to a college degree, found that engineering, computer science and math gives better financial returns while humanity and the arts provided bigger spiritual rewards.
“[…] What you study matters far more than where you study it.” – The Economist
All in all, it really boils down to one keyword: Relevance.
As our government calls for individuals to upgrade themselves, many organizations are also on a talent hunt for more Singaporeans with the relevant skillset. YOU are, therefore, needed to shape Singapore into a place we can proudly call our home.