HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

9 most in-demand professions in Singapore

Demand is not expected to wane anytime soon.

Professionals in digital marketing, sales and accounting firms all make the list of enviable people who do not need to ‘future-proof’ their career. According to recruiting experts Hays, demand for their skills is so high, and experts in these fields are in such short supply, that they can be confident there will be job opportunities for them in future.

According to the latest Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand, they are joined by experienced professionals working in banking, cyber security and IT risk management, regulatory affairs, critical facilities management and HR business partnering. Importantly, this demand is not expected to wane any time soon.

“These professionals are well placed to find and keep jobs both now and in the future,” says Lynne Roeder, Managing Director of Hays in Singapore. “They don’t need to ‘future-proof’ themselves as they already have the technical skills and experience employers will continue to need in future years.

“These fields in Singapore are definitely candidate-led. Candidates willing to move have a number of opportunities to choose from and more of these professionals receive multiple offers.

“Provided they keep their skills up to date, remain connected to their industry through social media, networking and their recruiter, and are digitally literate, these professionals will experience ongoing career success.”

If your profession doesn’t appear on the latest Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand, Lynne suggests you consider up-skilling. “Consider expanding your technical skills and experience, either through training or by moving to another organisation where you can gain exposure to new industries or a wider client base. Plan your career progression, and make sure you are digitally proficient and up-to-date with the latest technological advances related to your job function and industry. Today everyone needs the ability to lean into the changes of a digital world,” she said.

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9 most in-demand professions in Singapore

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