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I am 23 years old with an O-level certificate. What type of job can I get in Singapore with just an O-level cert?

Could I get some advice please.


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    Clara Ng

    Clara Ng

    21 Apr 2020

    Level 12·Community Manager at Seedly

    Hi Obinwa,

    I was looking through various job websites for what jobs O-level certificate holders like you can get in the job market currently and here are some that popped up:

    • Customer service executive

    • Admin officer

    • Operations officer

    • Retail sales associate

    • Preschool teacher

    • Accounts assistant

    • HR administrative assistant

    • Sports assistant at country club

    • Leadership trainer (comfortable speaking in front of crowd)

    • IT support engineers

    • Purchasing executive

    • Logistics coordinator

    • Sales assistant/coordinator

    • Recruitment officer

    • Receptionist

    • Chartering executive

    • Credit control executive

    Some of the most common job-seeking websites that you could check out are job street, job central, indeed, gumtree, internsg etc.

    If you are looking for a full-time job but there isn’t something suitable in the meantime or nothing that you really like, you could also consider doing internships as there is always the possibility of being converted to full-time after your internship period ends if your performance is good and your employer would like to keep you.

    Hope this helps and all the best!




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      Heng Kai Le

      Heng Kai Le

      11 May 2020

      Level 10·Blogger at diaperfinancingfund.blogspot.com

      Hi, Obinwa

      I think the previous posters before me have given good advice. Just to add on - have you heard of the ikigai model before? It's a Japanese term which means "life purpose", so I suggest you think of approaching your career from the following areas: what are you passionate about, what you are awesome at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for.

      More details here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/02...

      Your O level certificate isn't something cast in stone. once you identify that sweet spot, you can easily sign up for webinars/workshops/courses and hone your ability in the area that you love doing. if you are motivated, you can even pick up skills from YouTube videos. don't limit your self-worth to "just an o level certificate".

      in the meantime, maybe keep a record of successful people who work their way up from their o level certificates

      ( https://sites.google.com/site/myhomeincyberspac... ). i know that Elim Chew, the founder of 77th Street has an O level certificate. I'm sure you will come across more such examples when you start looking.

      good luck!




        Charmaine Ng

        Charmaine Ng

        08 May 2020

        Level 9·The Value Maximizer at @ Every Ma La Xiang Guo Stall

        With an O levels cert you can be a CSO (customer service officer), receptionist, security guards, ad...

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