The right job for me

   In 2010, I entered the workforce - fresh-faced, confident and eager to lay claim to a fulfilling work life. For the first part of my career, I worked as an executive in an arts school. After a number of terms, I took the leap and tried my hand at entrepreneurship. However, no matter which projects I held, I could never shake the feeling that it just was not quite right for me. After extensive deliberation, I realised that I wanted to work in a corporate setting. Armed with this conviction, I set out applying for administrative jobs in April 2012. I knew that Singapore’s job market was fiercely competitive, and I lowered my expectations, applying mainly for entry-level jobs on various job portals, that had expressed willingness to take in fresh graduates. To my frustration, I only managed to secure 4 interviews out of 100 applications, which did not land me a job.

   Recently, I overheard on the radio that the NTUC has set up 2 new centres to assist PME’s in need. It was then that I decided to go to the U PME Centre for advice. With the staff’s recommendation and encouragement, I was put through career coaching to identify my career and professional development needs. I subsequently landed a job as an administrative executive at a local hospital. Through the ups and downs, I have finally found my place in an industry that I believe will bolster a meaningful and fulfilling career. To that end, I want to say a big thank you to the U PME Centre and the wonderful staff for their commitment to encourage jobseekers like myself, and for their valuable input towards my job-seeking experience.

Glenn

 

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