Have you ever wanted to work in Singapore but had no idea where to start? This step-by-step guide will teach fellow Filipinos you how to search, apply and get a job in one of the most sought countries to work abroad.
Many people don’t know that there are a lot of jobs in Singapore that you can apply for even if you are not a resident. However, the hard part is finding them, applying, and getting hired. I’ll tell you the steps you need to follow in the future when looking for a job and how to go about it easily. So let’s get started and find a job in Singapore!
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To apply for a job in Singapore, here are the requirements:
- Two pieces 2 x 2
- Passport, at least six months valid from the date of issuance
- Birth certificate from Philippine Statistics Authority
- High School/ College Diploma
- Transcript of Records (if applicable)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applicable)
- Certificate of employment (if applicable)
- Employer contract / Job contract
- NBI clearance
- Marriage contract (if applicable)
- Professional license (if applicable)
- Training Certificates
- Work Permit
The applicant must be at least 23 years old to apply. The educational attainment of the applicant must be at least high school graduate.
In this age of technology, job searching is done via online. There are tons of websites for job searching but these websites are highly recommended if you are searching for jobs in Singapore.
How to Search Jobs in Singapore via POEA Website
This website is most recommended for Filipinos since it is backed up by a government agency. Applicants can ensure their safety because all of the agencies listed in here are legitimate and the job postings are up to date. Follow the steps below to search for POEA jobs in the POEA website.
1. Search for ‘POEA’ in your browser or just click POEA to redirect you on the site.
2. Then, this will appear. Select ‘Verification of Agency’s Job Orders’.
3. This page will show up. Select ‘Search Available Jobs by Country’.
4. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Singapore’ and ‘Submit’.
5. u will see the jobs postings available in Singapore in the search results. It look like this.
How to Search Jobs via JobsDB.SG
You can follow the steps below on how to search for jobs in Singapore.
1. First, search their website in a search engine or click “JobsDB.SG” to redirect you on the site.
2. If you are new to the website, just click log in.
3. And this will pop up. Choose “Jobseeker”.
4. If you already have an account in this website, just log in with your registered email and password. If not, create an account with those four choices in the red square outline.
5. Then, on the ‘What’, enter the job you are looking for and on the ‘Where’, enter the country where you wanted to work.
6. And here is the search result for the domestic helper jobs in Singapore.
How to Search Jobs via JobStreet.SG
Follow the steps below on how to search for jobs in Singapore using the JobStreet platform.
1. Search ‘JobStreet.SG’ on your browser or you can click JobStreet.SG to redirect you on the site.
2. This will be shown to you. So, you can either choose ‘Log In’ if you already have an account and ‘Sign Up’ to register.
If you click ‘Sign Up’, this page will appear. Enter the details needed to create your account.
If you clicked ‘Log In,’ this will appear. Input the necessary details you used to register for the website.
3. Then, after you logged in or sign up, this page will appear. It is time for job searching in this website. In ‘What’, enter the job position of your choice. In ‘’Area, city or town’, enter the country you wanted to work for. Lastly, you can leave out the ‘All Job Specification’ or you can click the drop-down menu and select the job specification according to the job position you are applying for.
4. And here are the search results when searching for ‘Web Developer’ jobs in Singapore.
Applying for a Work Permit and Visa
After you have secured a job application and you passed, you need to collect all of the required documents, as well as a work permit and visa.
There are different visas for Filipinos who wanted to work in Singapore. You should know hat type of pass you will get based on your work contract. Here are the different types of work passes from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.
Here are the following steps on how to secure a work pass/visa in Singapore.
If you wish to obtain a Singapore work visa or work permit, you must follow the steps outlined below:
1. Fill out an application.
The applicant must complete the following steps in order to submit an application:
- To apply for a work permit, obtain written permission from the foreign worker.
- CorpPass can be used to access Work Permit (WP) Online.
- Fill out the application form as completely as possible.
- Use a General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO), Visa, MasterCard, or eNets debit card to pay the $30 application fee.
- After the application has been submitted successfully, the status of the application can be checked after a 7-day period.
2. Prepare for the arrival of the worker.
3. Obtain the necessary permits.
4. Fingerprints and a photograph should be recorded.
5. Get your pass or permit.
6. Please return the old card to us.
Getting Ready to go to Singapore from the Philippines
In Singapore, if your S Pass or E Pass has been approved, you’re ready to work there. It’s a good idea to register as an OFW at the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) so you can get the benefits of being an OFW.
You’ll then go to PDOS (Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar), which will help you learn more about Singapore and how to live and work there before you leave. You will also need an exit- clearance since you will present it at the airport before leaving the country.
Arrival in Singapore
Have fun and enjoy your stay and work in Singapore.
Keep in mind the dos and don’ts of your host country to avoid trouble. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts in Singapore.
Here are some important and helpful tips on how to behave in Singapore:
- Remember that Singapore is strict in its cleanliness policies and campaigns.
- Use your right hands to do things for outside use. Use the left hand for personal or hygiene. (Cultural thing)
- Be organized in the workplace.
- Keep some change available always.
- Use public transport.
- Mind your manners, especially at the dining table.
- Remove your footwear while entering someone’s home.
The following situations are prohibited:
- Bringing of drugs or other paraphernalia.
- Disobeying the laws.
- Littering and spitting
- Gossiping at work.
Video: Working in Singapore via Direct Hire in POEA
This video discusses how to apply in Singapore as a direct hire. The requirements and qualifications are included in this video.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions, just read this FAQ section to help you out.
1. How can I apply in POEA Singapore?
If you are looking for a job in Singapore, you can contact a recruitment agency and submit your application via email so that the recruiter can contact you for more information. Applicants can also drop by the agency and submit their CV for immediate consideration.
2. How can a Filipino work in Singapore?
Even if you’re in the Philippines, you can submit your resume or CV online to many job openings related to your work experience, degree, and skills. The more applications you send out, the more interviews you’ll have and the better your chances of getting hired.
3. How much do Filipinos earn in Singapore?
On average, an OFW in Singapore with this work visa earns S$4,500 per month (PHP 162,160). They’d be earning around S$3,540 (PHP 127,565) per month if you calculated their net pay.
4. Can Filipino apply for Work Permit in Singapore?
Everyone who wants to work in Singapore must have a valid work visa (also called a pass) before they start. If you hire foreigners to work in Singapore, you must make sure that they have a valid pass to stay.
5. Do they speak English in Singapore?
More than 75% of Singaporeans are Chinese, 15% are Malay, about 8% are “Indian,” and about 2% are from other countries. About half of the population now speaks English (or Singlish) at home. Between people from different ethnic groups, Singlish is the language that everyone can understand.
Searching for jobs while you’re still in the Philippines can be a daunting task. The internet is full of promises, lies and ads selling things you don’t need. Through the POEA website, and with the knowledge on how to avoid illegal recruiters, you can get a legitimate job in Singapore. More power, and wishing you luck on applying for jobs in Singapore.