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Study ranks banks, manufacturing, and tech firms as top employers of 2023

LinkedIn data showed that the top in-demand skills are tech and finance skills.

Companies from the financial services, manufacturing, and technology sector are dominating the workplaces in Lion City, data from LinkedIn showed.

DBS Bank is the top workplace, followed by Standard Chartered Bank and MasterCard. Next are P&G and Citi.

Telecommunications firm Singtel ranked sixth, followed by Amazon. The eighth place is occupied by Medtronic, followed by Grab and Bank of America.

Maersk ranked 11th, followed by Apple. Next is Google and Youtube’s parent firm, Alphabet. Software developer, SAP, and biotech research firm, Roche, are top 14 and 15, respectively.

P&G, Singtel, Medtronic, and SAP are the top job list, newcomers.

Top skills needed

The list also showed that in-demand skills from financial services companies include Software Development Life Cycle and Commercial Banking. 

Despite layoffs, firms in the tech sector are looking for skills such as Partner Development, AI, and Mobile Application Development.

Top firms are also investing in experts in Information Technology, Business Development, Sales and Engineering, Business Development Officers, and Software Engineers.

LinkedIn ranks companies based on eight pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: ability to advance; skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity; educational background and employee presence in the country. 

Tips to land a job

Here are tops from Pooja on how to land a job at a top firm:

Research the company: Get to know the company on LinkedIn by researching its company page, following key executives in the company, reading articles and engaging with their LinkedIn posts. Leverage your network and chat with people you know who are current or former employees. Get a feel for the culture, values and benefits to see if they align with what you’re looking for.

Show integrity and be authentic: Like most employers, leaders from our Top Companies list value integrity, so be honest and transparent. Talk about your strengths, as well as where you’d like to grow and develop — and how the company might be able to help you achieve your goals. Authenticity is key so be yourself. These companies value candidates who are not only a culture fit but also a culture add.

Demonstrate intent: Leaders from our Top Companies list encourage job seekers to apply for roles that align with their skills and career aspirations, even when they may not meet all the requisite criteria listed for the role. Demonstrate how you can contribute to the company and your willingness to learn and grow. They see the potential in people and have the tools and resources to provide on-the-job training to help them grow in their roles.

Be curious: A common misconception among candidates is that if the Top Company is in the tech industry, they will hire people only from a technical background. While some roles might require these skills, they also hire from a variety of backgrounds and create opportunities for career mobility. If you are passionate, curious, action-oriented, and want to work at a place that is constantly changing and growing, they want to hear from you.

Learn in-demand skills: If you want to land an opportunity quickly, keep an eye out for skills that are in demand that the Top Companies are hiring for. You can do this by following the Top Companies on LinkedIn and learning new skills on LinkedIn Learning.

Don’t give up: Sometimes not getting a role can often be a matter of timing, rather than a reflection of the candidate’s skills or qualifications. So, if things don’t work out with your first application, don’t let that stop you from subscribing to job alerts and applying to other roles in the future. In some Top Companies, candidates applied for various roles before they eventually made it to the shortlist for interviews.

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