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top paying companies in Singapore for fresh graduates?

Postby blue_eagle » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 9:58 pm

Hi all,

I'm going to graduate in 5/2011 and currently looking for jobs. I'm interested in Marketing/Market Research/Business Development fields.

I heard banking jobs are the top paying now. However I don't like banks haha. I would appreciate if you guys could advise me the top-paying companies in Singapore apart from banks. Thanks a lot for viewing :)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 8:03 am

You might ought to to a bit of 'research' through this forum. Unless you are graduating here in Singapore, there is much in the way of anything for you, top paying or not.

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Postby madura » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:03 pm

Do you know anyone here? I've seen fresh overseas (non-singaporean) grads hired in market research. It isn't exactly "top-paying" and you'll need to have connections.

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Re: top paying companies in Singapore for fresh graduates?

Postby BillyB » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 1:38 pm

blue_eagle wrote:Hi all,

I'm going to graduate in 5/2011 and currently looking for jobs. I'm interested in Marketing/Market Research/Business Development fields.

I heard banking jobs are the top paying now. However I don't like banks haha. I would appreciate if you guys could advise me the top-paying companies in Singapore apart from banks. Thanks a lot for viewing :)


Are you for real??!! I might have missed something here, but the point of going to University is to study something that a. interests you and b. will give a very limited grounding in the career avenue you would like to pursue.

And your view of chasing the 'top-paying' jobs is extremely naive and shows a shocking sense of arrogance. What makes you think that your CV would even get more than a 5 second glance at a top tier bank....??

I'd focus on getting some sort of game plan in place and a clear career direction....

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Postby blue_eagle » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 5:45 pm

@ strong eagle, madura: Yah, thanks for reminding. I'm in my final year in NUS, computer engineering course.

@ Billy: maybe there is still someone like me around, studying but not having interest. All of my internships, part-time in Singapore or overseas are all related to marketing and business development.

And frankly, I don't know what I am really interested in =) that's why one of my seniors said, so, try to choose the job with good pay and life-work balance while experiencing what I want to pursue for.

Yup, my CV might be not strong enough (as compared to you for example) and I even don't have career plan for myself. If I have, I might not need to ask this question here :)

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Postby madura » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 8:00 pm

blue_eagle wrote:@ strong eagle, madura: Yah, thanks for reminding. I'm in my final year in NUS, computer engineering course.


I assume that you're either Singaporean or you have a service obligation (bond?) to serve. Finding a job should be easier for you.

Why don't you just go on the job portals and look at the job ads? Apply for the positions which interest you and see how it goes, and if you get through the interview stages, you'll find out which are the top paying ones.

Cheers.

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Postby Bruin » Fri, 29 Oct 2010 2:05 am

What are the top paying jobs for recent grads in Singapore :P ?

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Postby aargon » Sat, 30 Oct 2010 6:50 am

I dont know about top paying, but SIA is the top employers choice for undergraduates.

good luck with your career.

:)

SIA undergrads' top employer choice: survey

SINGAPORE Airlines emerged as the most sought after employer among business, engineering and science students here, beating big-name financial institutions to the top spot in a recent employer image survey.

While business graduates remained partial to the financial sector - banks dominated the top-10 - Google and Walt Disney Company ranked seventh and ninth, showing that a strong brand counts too.

These findings came from Swedish research firm Universum's online poll of 1,286 business and 1,517 engineering and natural sciences students from National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and Singapore Institute of Management from February to April. Each student was asked to name five employers that they most wished to work for.


Johan Ramel, CEO of Universum APAC, thinks that it made 'perfect sense' that SIA took the top spot, given that it ranked 33rd on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies last year, is Singapore's flagship carrier and one of the largest companies here strongly linked to innovation, safety and service excellence.

Business students naturally gravitate to the financial sector too, he said, noting that since Singapore 'is one of the world's biggest foreign exchange trading hubs, the largest currency traders are in the top 10.

Even so, hints of the recent crisis' impact crept into this year's rankings. Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, though still popular, slipped a few spots, while the Monetary Authority of Singapore rose to debut in the top 10 this year.

Management consulting seems to have become less popular with business graduates too. McKinsey & Company dropped out of the top 10 while others such as The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company each tumbled some 20 rungs from their placings last year.

Engineering and natural sciences students chose a more diverse set of ideal employers, spanning industries from oil & gas and IT to pharmaceuticals. Public service organisations made the list too, with the Ministry of Education's teaching jobs rising four spots to rank sixth.

Given the growing significance of petroleum refining and chemicals industries to Singapore's economy, Mr Ramel thought it no surprise that ExxonMobil and Shell ranked second and third after SIA. Keppel Corporation also rejoined the leader board as ninth most preferred employer of engineering and science students this year, after slipping to eleventh in 2009.

Qualities in a potential employer which students gave most consideration to were a good reputation, financial strength and prestige, all of which Mr Ramel thinks are 'typically must-have employer characteristics for Asian Tigers'.

And not unlike their global peers, having a work-life balance topped the career aspirations of students by a large margin, followed by job security and stability, and hopes for an international career.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 30 Oct 2010 8:30 am

You are at NUS? And you don't have any clue as to what are the good companies here in Singapore? What have you been doing here? Partying? Sleeping? You don't have career councilors at the Uni? Doesn't say too much for the quality of the graduates that NUS produces does it. No wonder that have to keep bringing in foreign talent. :-| :???:

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Postby FaeLLe » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are at NUS? And you don't have any clue as to what are the good companies here in Singapore? What have you been doing here? Partying? Sleeping? You don't have career councilors at the Uni? Doesn't say too much for the quality of the graduates that NUS produces does it. No wonder that have to keep bringing in foreign talent. :-| :???:


Actually NUS till date goes to India every year to entice scholars (top tier students) to join the colleges
The government funds their studies and all the students have to do is work for any Singapore based for a period of three (or five) years.
Most are offered PR while studying too (if sponsored by the Gahmen).

A means of localizing foreign talent? Whatever it is..... its still people from outside :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:31 pm

That's fine, but the question still remains. Someone who is brought here and knows they will be bonded for 3 years, to me, should be curious during the time they were at the Uni to look into these things. Doesn't say too much for the quality of people they are recruiting does it. These are the top tier? :shock:


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