Jobseekers in Singapore will be facilitated with new services that will enable them find job vacancies that suit their qualifications and help them land their dream job faster.
Workforce Singapore (WSG) has redesigned and remodeled three career centres to accommodate talent’s needs in their job search. Be it career management and counseling programs or immediate tips directly from career coaches, WSG’s rebranding is expected to bridge job seekers and available openings in the job market.
The rebranding of Career Connect Centers were made at three places, namely Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar, Our Tampines Hub and Woodlands Civic Center. Launched on Wednesday (19 July), there are three new programs introduced by the promoter, Today Online reports.
First, the Career Recharger program aims to help jobseekers mentally and emotionally. With one-on-one career counseling across four sessions, this initiative will be helpful for those struggling to cope with emotional challenges after losing a job. For example, this program will share them tips to build positive mindset when they return to the talent market.
Second, the Career Catalyst program is a career coaching that aims to help jobseekers find work preferences, transferable skills, as well as chart action plans toward employment.
Meanwhile, the Third Program, the Career 360 peer support aims to help jobseekers build networks and tap into resources of peers to support job search effectiveness.
To assess the success rate of this program in the future, the initiatives have been piloted for three months with a total of 160 participants.
Three career centers will be equipped with an integrated self-help area, complete with desktop computers that allow participants to access career profiling tools and update their resume. In addition, career coaches will also be available to share instant career tips on tapping self-help resources.
The Paya Lebar center also features eLobby that will provide important information for jobseekers like sought-after jobs and vacancies. With expanded operating hours between 7am and 10pm, it is expected that this center will be more beneficial for wider range of participants.
Careers Connect not only improves support for job seekers, but also provides hiring advice for employers. One of the initiatives is organising a workshop for writing job description, as an effort to assist the company to sourcing and selecting candidates based on particular requirements.
Additionally, Ms Lynn Ng, group director of WSG’s Careers Connect Group explained that the centres will have a space designated to connect jobseekers with employers as well. The area will include interview pods for companies to hold multiple interviews at one go, such that will help streamlining the hiring process.