Since 2010, the average unemployment rate in Singapore raised to 2.1 per cent. Thus, it is not surprising that Singapore’s employment growth is at its slowest since four years ago.
In addition, fresh college graduates are facing difficult times to land full-time jobs. This pushes them to pursue further studies or look for part time jobs.
If you are one of them, here are the ten popular part time jobs available in the Island Republic.
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1. Banquet Server
Hotels and catering service providers are usually on the lookout for part time banquet servers. Unlike in a restaurant, they are assigned to accommodate all guests in an event.
A banquet server’s duties may vary depending on the situation. Nonetheless, they must be able to focus on their job while circulating the room.
2. Service Crew and Waiter
A restaurant service crew is responsible for taking and serving orders. They also clean and set the table, as well as handle the cash register if needed.
Usually, there are no minimum requirement to get this part time job. However, understaffed restaurants would mean you won’t have holiday leave.
Bartenders are responsible for preparing and serving drinks to customers. It is also expected that bartenders can maintain positive guest interaction. Because other than mixing and serving beverages, they also ensure that bar and lounge guests will have a good time.
4. Music Teacher
If you know how to sing or can play an instrument, you might want to give teaching a try. Other than teaching music lessons, a music teacher is also responsible for the following:
- Planning and preparing lessons
- Acquiring teaching materials appropriate for their students’ needs
- Teaching musical theory, auditory skills, and practical music techniques
5. Warehouse Assistant
If you’re a warehouse assistant, your priority is to ensure that all warehouse concerning activities are functioning and running smoothly.
Basic requirements would be methodical organization skills, comprehensive understanding of stock management, as well as inventory control methods.
6. Delivery Driver
While duties and training varies depending on your employer, a delivery driver is responsible for transferring goods from one location to another. The job may also include filling out papers, loading and unloading goods, and talking to customers.
There’s no formal education required to become a delivery drive. However, you must have a driver’s license, and possess customer service skills.
7. Event Promoter
An event promoter or helper is responsible for helping with the event set up, guest assistance, registration, and clean up. They may event be involved with the planning.
Meanwhile, being an event promoter is one of the most fun part time jobs in Singapore. You’ll get to familiarize yourself with varying challenges and job scopes depending on the event.
And the best part of it is you’ll get a chance to rub elbows with the rich and the famous.
8. Data Entry or Administrative Clerk
If you want to earn while working from home, you might want to be a part time data entry or administrative clerk.
You’ll be responsible for entering, updating, and maintaining information in a computer database. This database can be as simple as a Google spreadsheet or an online directory.
What’s good about being a data entry clerk is that you get to work in your pajamas. If you opt to work in an office, you get to sit in a nice chair, air conditioned, once you’re done with your tasks.
9. Housekeeper or Cleaner
Singaporeans usually pass up a job as a cleaner. Why? Because it comes with small compensation (around SGD 450 – SGD 1500 per month), and the work itself is dirty. No wonder, a lot of expats take this part time job.
A cleaner’s job scope includes sweeping, mopping, and dusting a house or a hotel room.
If you’re the kind who loves giving back to the community, working as a caregiver or an elderly care might suit you.
The job includes basic care assistance such as helping the elderlies in their day-to-day activities.
This is ideal if you have a background in primary school education, can speak basic English, and can commit your weekdays.
Applying for a part time job in Singapore can sure help with your finances. However, you should also treat it as a way to gain experience.
Acquire industry insights while forging new relationships. After all, it’s better to be productive than bum around.
Do you currently have a part time job? Share your experience in the comments section!
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