What career options do I have if I choose to leave the service? (31 years old, SAF officer, engineering degree, married with no kids yet and BTO flat ready by 4 years later)? - Seedly
 

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Asked on 25 May 2018

What career options do I have if I choose to leave the service? (31 years old, SAF officer, engineering degree, married with no kids yet and BTO flat ready by 4 years later)?

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Constance Goh
Constance Goh
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 21 Aug 2018

3 months from the posting date, even if you have thrown your letter, thankfully you are still currently in the force. Hope this will help.

It idepends on the tours that you've done.

If you have been in the weapons community, the chances of finding a relevant job with min paycut is close to none.

If you have been doing HQ work like strat plan, logistic planning, you can use it to prove that it's an transferable skill.

If you've been doing HR work, then you can look into HR roles.

All in all, SAF Officers are much like Project Management, with the massive primary, secondary appointments that you all hold, you can describe it till that you can juggle many things at one go, good at multi taskings. That is also a valuable asset.​​​

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Steph Yeo
Steph Yeo
Level 6. Master
Answered on 08 Jun 2018

Why did you leave the service? Are there some factors there that you hope to avoid in your next job? Answers to that could help you narrow things down.

Also, what did you want to be when you were young? What do you think is your purpose in life? What brings you enough joy to motivate you to wake up daily for work?

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Brandan Chen
Brandan Chen
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 04 Jun 2018

Well, it really depends on what you are passionate about. Most importantly, find a job/career that you are interested in and work your way up from there (:

You may also consider joining the financial planning industry or even the property industry if you are looking for a career with more flexibility.

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Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 25 May 2018

Depends on your skill set and since you got an engineering degree, there should be demand for it.

As an officer, you also have an advantage when applying for a managerial position or team lead position.

Aside from that, not much advice I can give except to look through career portals to find out if there are any positions suited to your skillset

https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/

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Good Day Every Day
Good Day Every Day
Level 7. Grand Master
Updated on 30 Nov 2018

Think carefully if you really want to leave the service. You may have to suffer a pay cut to enter a new industry, especially so if your skills set are not transferable. Just my humble opinion.

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Pascal Samsoon
Pascal Samsoon, Corporate Strategy at Ninjavan
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 23 Aug 2018

As I got to mingle with more peers from the service, I believe the options are simply broad.

However, it is up to you on,

  1. Picking your next step

  2. Refining your profile for #1

  3. Hustling your way into a new opportunity

Simple.

Yet.

Challenging.

Hope it helps.

Pascal

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