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18 Dec 2018

New Year, New Job? Here Are 8 Companies In Singapore Hiring For 2019

2019 is beckoning, and a new year typically signifies new beginnings.

As we wrap up 2018 and get ready to welcome a brand new 365 days ahead, it also signals the time for changes that we’ll make in the year ahead. This could mean many things for some of us, it could mean a change in workplace, or even industry.

And because other employed individuals are actively looking for new roles, this also means that your future employer is looking to recruit new blood!

Here are 8 companies in Singapore that are aggressively hiring for the new year:

  1. Go-Jek Singapore

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Go-Jek’s arrival to Singapore brought about a lot of buzz and excitement, especially since the local ride-hailing scene has been deemed stagnant after Uber exited several markets in the region.

Founded in 2010, Go-Jek is Indonesia’s first unicorn and is currently the fastest growing startup in Southeast Asia, having grown over 900x in just 18 months.  

It started off as a bike-taxi hailing business, and has since diversified into food, grocery, and parcel delivery, as well as on-demand massage, cleaning and mechanic services, among others.

With its recent expansion to Singapore, Go-Jek is currently hiring for quite a few positions.

Some open positions:

  • International Communications Manager
  • Engineering Lead
  • iOS/Android Mobile Engineer
  • Accounts Assistant

 

2. DBS Bank

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This year, DBS Bank has been listed as one of Top 100 ASEAN Banks as well as the World’s Best Global Bank and in Asia-Pacific.

This award-winning bank is clearly a leading financial services group in the region, and a frontrunner in digital transformation as it’s constantly evolving to deliver a new kind of banking that is simple and seamless for all.

With a company size of over 10,000 employees, DBS is regularly recruiting new talents to beef up their stable of staff.

Some open positions:

  • Finance Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Solution Architect
  • Relationship Manager

 

3. Secretlab

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Secretlab is a Singapore-based startup founded by Alaric Choo and Ian Ang in 2014, when the duo wanted to solve a literal pain point by creating comfortable (yet affordable) gaming chairs that can withstand the long hours in front of the computer.

They launched their first product the Throne chair within a year, and it sold out in just two weeks. They broke even in the first month, and the demand for their premium gaming chairs only snowballed. In 2017, the firm has successfully hit an eight-figure revenue.

Beyond Singapore, Secretlab has expanded its footprint to over 40 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, as well as regions such as Europe and Southeast Asia.

Some open positions:

  • Operations Associate
  • Industrial Designer (Product)
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • R&D Project Engineer

 

4. Dyson Singapore

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Founded in 1993, it didn’t take long for Dyson known for its bladeless fans and bagless vacuum cleaners to become a household name.

The British company is now entering an expansion phase as it seeks to tap the potential of growing Asia. It first launched in Singapore 11 years ago with a small engineering team, which has significantly grown to 1,100 people today across its new Singapore Technology Centre at Science Park One and its Advanced Manufacturing Centre at West Park.

In October this year, it unveiled its plans to build an electric car manufacturing plant in Singapore by 2020 and expressed that it is looking to “more than double” the headcount of its Research, Design and Development (RDD) teams here.

Some open positions:

  • Service Operations Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Analysis Manager

 

5. Love, Bonito

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The startup story of Love, Bonito is an inspiring one — built on just $500, the pioneering blogshop has evolved into a multi-million fashion powerhouse.

Having built a strong foundation in Singapore, the founders have gone on to expand the company regionally, first in Malaysia and Indonesia in 2015, then in Cambodia in 2016.

In 2016, Love, Bonito’s revenue also hit approximately $10 million.

The following year, the brand opened its first flagship store in Singapore and it recently opened its second local outlet in December 2018.

Some open positions:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Regional Marketing Manager
  • Content Executive

 

6. GovTech Singapore

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GovTech Singapore is one of those unsung heroes, and is a lesser-known offshoot of the merger between the Infocomm Development Authority (IMDA) and Media Development Authority (MDA).

Established in October 2016, GovTech quietly works behind the scenes to bring the idea of a Smart Nation to life and they are responsible for more than just every government service app out there.

The OneService app which lets you report municipal issues, the Beeline app that lets users book rides on a shared shuttle bus, and the overhaul of government database portal data.gov.sg are just some of their works.

The office for their Government Digital Services unit is housed at the super cool Hive, which underlines the fact that GovTech is nothing like your traditional government agency.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to help contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, view here for a list of available positions at GovTech.

Some open positions:

  • Finance Executive
  • Comms & Marketing Manager
  • Talent And Manpower Manager
  • DevOps Engineer

 

7. RedMart

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Lazada-owned RedMart is Singapore’s pioneering online grocery service.

It entered the e-commerce scene in 2011, at a time when Singaporeans had not quite taken to the idea of buying their groceries online.

From specialty groceries, it branched out to carry everyday essentials that can be found in regular supermarkets, including fresh produce.

With over 1,000 vendors on its platform, RedMart carries more than 150,000 products today. RedMart’s warehouse space has also grown from 3,000 sq ft when it first started, to 150,000 sq ft today.

As a sound testament to its success over the years, RedMart’s revenue has risen to a staggering $97 million last year. To accommodate to its rapid growth, RedMart is actively hiring to grow its over 1,800-strong company.

Some open positions:

  • Data Scientist
  • Product Manager
  • QC Supervisor
  • iOS Developer

 

8. Airbnb Singapore

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Letting complete strangers into your home isn’t a good idea, but Airbnb has completely changed that notion with its accomodation-sharing site.

Founded in 2008, the San Francisco-based company has become a trusted community marketplace for users to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Be it an apartment for a night, or a castle for a week, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experience in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. To match their cool business idea, Airbnb Singapore has a very swanky and vibrant office.

Some open positions:

  • Public Policy Director, APAC
  • Communications Coordinator, APAC
  • Senior Legal Counsel, APAC
  • Network Engineer

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances Of Being Hired?

Your chances of scoring an interview increase with the more resumes you send out. While that may sound obvious to you, most candidates typically mass-send their resumes to different employers.

But remember this, people value quality over quantity so indiscriminately blasting your resume to 100 sites is definitely not ideal.

Mass sending the same resume and a template cover letter when applying for numerous jobs actually diminishes your odds at an interview, so be sure to tailor your resume to the specific position you are applying for.

When crafting your cover letter, you can highlight your relevant strengths to better showcase to the employer why you are best suited for that particular role.

Once you’ve set the right foundation, your New Year’s job search will become considerably more manageable. Best of luck in finding a new career for 2019!

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