Find a job in Singapore


If you are looking for a job in Singapore, check out classified ads in local newspapers, job websites, hiring agencies, etc... Various job offers are available.

There are many ways to seek for a job in Singapore: speculative applications, Internet, recruiting agencies, temporary work or staffing agencies, networking, job ads in the press, consular sections for employment, binational chambers of commerce... there are many possibilities!


In Singapore, diverse linguistic communities coexist and each one has its own press. You will find newspapers in Malayan, Indian or Chinese. For job ads in English, read the Straits Time with  joblistings classified by employment types and industry branches. An online version of the newspaper is available at


In Singapore, headhunters have an important role to play for local companies. Indeed, their task is to find the best candidates to fill up positions where highly specific skills are required. Major international headhunter companies are established in Singapore. Contact them and submit your CV!

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Temporary work and staffing agencies

Major international temporary work and staffing agencies are established in Singapore. Temp work is indeed a practical solution to rapidly find short-term employment contracts in order to get started on the local labor market. Submit your CV online or visit agencies on site. Here is non-exhaustive list of temp work and staffing agencies established in Singapore:

Adecco Singapore
Manpower Singapore
Randstad Interim Singapore

Binational chambers of commerce

In order to find employment in a foreign company, contact the chamber of commerce of your home country (and others!) established in Singapore. You will find there directories of foreign companies, joblistings, and useful tips and advice about the labor market in Singapore. Embassies and consulates often provide consular sections for employment. Do not hesitate to contact them!

American chamber of commerce in Singapore
British chamber of commerce in Singapore


Internet is probably the best means to find employment in Singapore. The net abounds with general or specialized wesites dedicated to employment where you can submit your CV online, get useful tips about the labor market and consult job listings and resumé guides. Here are some of leading employment websites in Singapore:  

Singapore Jobs Online
Job street
Monster Jobs Singapore
Singapore IT Jobs
Job Q Singapore

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2 years ago

Even more than in many other places, the best way to find a job in Singapore is through personal connections. Basically, it is not about who you are, but about who you know! For a foreigner without connections, it means an extended stay in the country while attending trade fairs and professional events, contacting suitable people in his/her industry (e.g. through Linkedin or similar professional social networks) and intensive networking by all available means can be required to find a job. Since a visit of just a few weeks will not be enough for this, you should stay the maximum time allowed (89 days for most nationalities) and come back for a second stint if needed.

2 years ago

Since most Singapore companies do not pay for travel to job interviews and thus will not consider applicants who are currently outside of the country, any serious job seeker should arrange an extended trip to Singapore (several months) for the job search. Please also note that headhunting agencies in Singapore work for employers only and offer very limited services to applicants, other than keyword matching to listed vacancies. They are also not allowed (by law) to charge the applicant any fee.

6 years ago

Hi there, is another great site to search for jobs in Singapore.


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If you wish to do an internship in Singapore, you must first find a sponsor. Once you have received an internship offer, you can apply for an internship visa.
Setting up a business in Singapore generally requires a capital of about S$ 50 000. You should also apply for a professional visa or an investor visa.
Singapore's labor market is quite open to expatriates. The unemployment rate was around 1.8% in september 2013. Note that there is no minimum wage in Singapore. However, the average wage amounts to some S$ 4,433.
An employment pass is valid for a year, sometimes longer. In cases where the work run-time is pushed forward or extended, you're required to extend your EP too. This used to be quite a tedious process. However, not so long ago, the Ministry of Manpower greatly streamlined the process.
To be able to drive in Singapore, you will need an international driver's license which is valid for one year. If you intend to stay for more than a year in the country, you will have to apply for a national driver's license with the traffic police.

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