01 December 2018
A recent survey has shown that about one in two young Singaporeans take between one and three months to land their first job after finishing their studies, and that nearly one-third quit in less than a year.
Nearly seven in 10 graduates who left their first job in less than 12 months cited the lack of professional growth as a main reason for quitting. Other reasons included the desire to earn a higher wage.
As for the biggest challenges they faced in their first jobs, 61 per cent singled out a lack of industry knowledge.
Job hopping no longer bears the stigma that its used to. Instead, job hopping is now frequently seen as a virtue as it indicates a desire to embrace change, and the willingness to learn and explore new frontiers, and pick up new skills.