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  1. 1. Design Your Singapore Career Future
  2. 2. About me HR Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and Career Coach 2013 Leading HR Entrepreneur award recipient Former Managing Director of RecruitPlus Former President of Singapore Professional Recruitment Organisation
  3. 3. Our economy has changed significantly
  4. 4. 1990 - Biomedical
  5. 5. 1990 - Biomedical
  6. 6. Market forces cause change to Quay Clubs
  7. 7. And with each change, there are winners and losers LOSERS WINNERS
  8. 8. WINNERS
  9. 9. WINNERS
  10. 10. WINNERS
  11. 11. And there are LOSERS
  12. 12. LOSERS
  13. 13. LOSERS
  14. 14. LOSERS
  15. 15. And just like stock investment, difference in timing could mean a rocket launch
  16. 16. or an avalanche
  17. 17. We are already witnessing jobs that didnt exist a decade ago
  18. 18. Lego certified professional
  19. 19. Professional Poker Player
  20. 20. Professional mountaineer
  21. 21. And the ones that are dying.
  22. 22. Travel Agents
  23. 23. Car park warden
  24. 24. Stock brokers
  25. 25. Will your job be next?
  26. 26. To be replaced by machines? url: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/21/408234543/will-your-job-be-done-by-a-machine
  27. 27. Or not? url: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/21/408234543/will-your-job-be-done-by-a-machine
  28. 28. Traditionally this is how people apply for jobs
  29. 29. They identify their functional niche Accounting
  30. 30. They whack every jobs with that title Apply Accounting
  31. 31. #facepalm Regret Apply Acco unting
  32. 32. THINK STRATEGIC!
  33. 33. Instead of bottom-up
  34. 34. Go top-down
  35. 35. Look at it from a business perspective
  36. 36. What are the booming sectors?
  37. 37. Look at governments direction
  38. 38. Five growth clusters* of the future Advanced Manufacturing Applied Health Sciences Smart and Sustainable Urban Solutions Logistics and Aerospace Asian and Global Financial Services *according to Singapore government
  39. 39. Monitor EDB press releases
  40. 40. Follow Ministry of Trade and Industry
  41. 41. But be critical and see if it make sense
  42. 42. Even in a down market
  43. 43. There will still be WINNERS
  44. 44. Such as
  45. 45. Two of my picks Post-Employment Education Tech Start-Ups
  46. 46. Education is going to be BIG
  47. 47. Post-Employment Education $600 million per year over the last five years $1 billion per year over the next five years
  48. 48. Tech Start-Ups
  49. 49. Theres even startups specific job portals
  50. 50. Theres even startups specific job portals
  51. 51. But the buck starts with you
  52. 52. Employers hire on personality
  53. 53. They hire on team fit
  54. 54. Employers see a lot of resumes
  55. 55. But only 30% of resumes are any good
  56. 56. Optimize your resume http://careerladder.sg /free-resume- keywords-analysis/
  57. 57. School is about making you the same
  58. 58. Employers dont want robot
  59. 59. What makes you different?
  60. 60. www.vennjobs.com
  61. 61. Look at what you are good at
  62. 62. Find mastery
  63. 63. It takes 100 hours to learn a skill
  64. 64. But 10,000 hours to master
  65. 65. Work on your strength Work around your weakness
  66. 66. Be curious
  67. 67. Employers hire to solve problems
  68. 68. Employers need people to hunt them down
  69. 69. Figure out whats wrong
  70. 70. Always be learning
  71. 71. How best do you learn?
  72. 72. Osmosis?
  73. 73. Visual?
  74. 74. In the end its about results
  75. 75. And hitting your targets
  76. 76. Final thoughts from experts
  77. 77. Need more advice?
  78. 78. Visit my website http://careerladder.sg
  79. 79. adrian.tan@careerladder.sg Or drop me an email
  80. 80. Design Your Singapore Career Future