How do I apply for a job in Singapore?
Follow these steps!
1. Search for available positions or contact the hospital directly (See below for resources to find jobs).
2. Submit your resume (most employers accept resumes via email).
3. Interview process (usually over skype or phone). Employers in Singapore usually look for: qualifications, ability to adapt, international outlook, basic English etc.
4. Accepting the job – signing the contract.
5. Apply for a work visa - Non-Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will need an Employment Pass (EP) to work in Singapore;
6.Relocating to Singapore - You may choose to engage a relocation company or take care of the relocation yourself. ‘Contact Singapore’ holds welcome sessions for those who are planning to relocate to Singapore (http://www.contactsingapore.sg/welcome_session). Upcoming welcome sessions will be held in Dublin on the 13th of June and the 5th of September.
Tips from people working over there:
Popular job sites in Singapore include:
What it is like to move to Singapore?
Singapore was recently ranked as the ‘Happiest country in Asia’ in a study reported by ABC News.
There are fines for everything and caning is still an allowed form of punishment.
HOT AND HUMID WEATHER
It is hot, humid and sticky most of the time with sudden and unpredictable rain-spells. Temperatures during the day hover around 32° C and the humidity level at around 84%. To address this issue, most public places and public transport in Singapore are air-conditioned; there is quite the love affair with air conditioning. (Note: not all public hospitals have air-conditioning!)
One of the disadvantages of Singapore is that it is a country, state and city all rolled in to one. Singapore is unlike most other countries where you would have the option of inter-state or inter-city travel and could explore the region during weekend getaways or holidays. People who re-locate from Australia, Europe, America and other parts of Asia miss having the option of driving down to the nearest town or city for a short break – because there is no other city to drive to!
However there is the option to drive across the causeway link to Johor Bahru in Malaysia or to explore the nearby islands of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Another feature of Singapore that is often criticized is its architectural uniformity. The public housing estates consist of tall and wide blocks that are packed close to one another.
SINGAPORE IS EXPENSIVE!
SINGAPORE IS CLEAN, EFFICIENT, AND SAFE
“ I feel totally safe walking around back alleyways at 3 am on my way home. Impressive island-wide insect control ensures that even I, the tastiest mosquito morsel in the world, can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been bitten in Singapore. If there’s the rare occasion you see a graffiti-ed wall, rest assured it will be painted over by morning. People actually wait for the other passengers to get off a subway car before entering! I mean, I’ve never once gotten a dirty or crumpled dollar bill – even the money is clean. And forget about littering or jaywalking – even when nobody’s watching, you can’t help but feel somewhat bad when you do it.”
SINGAPORE IS A FOOD PARADISE
It’s simple to satisfy almost any craving that may strike – Italian, French, American and other Western cuisine restaurants. And of course there are your more local southeast Asian cuisines of Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese food.