Getting a job is never an easy process. With the IT industry gaining more attention, it’s no doubt that a software engineer job search can be a nerve-wracking and stressful experience. Whether you’re a fresh graduate or an experienced professional looking to land a job as a software engineer, you’re not alone.
Fortunately, there are clear steps you can take, multiple job platforms, helpful tips, and close-knit communities to keep you on a path to landing your dream job in software engineering.
Founded in 2003, most professionals have a LinkedIn profile to connect and increase their chances of getting scouted by potential recruiters. If you’re on LinkedIn, check out Cheat Sheet for Developers: 7 Tips to Get Noticed on LinkedIn. LinkedIn acts as a pre-written resume and gives you the ability to showcase your overall profile, skills, and expertise. As the world’s largest professional network with 756 million members, it’s also an exceptional place to grow your network as you build your portfolio to attract your chances of getting hired.
Looking for a job search platform that does more than posting job ads? NodeFlair is a Tech Career Reviews and Comparison site with a goal to help tech talents make smarter career decisions - by providing insider information about company reviews, verified salary data, latest jobs and more. They focus on transparency and pride themselves in providing thought leadership content in the tech industry.
✨ NEW: NodeFlair launched a new portal called NodeFlair Recruiter. What's in it for you? You can submit your CV in minutes and NodeFlair's experienced recruiters will recommend job openings that match your skills and interests. On top of that, you will be closely guided through the entire process till you get hired. Accepted applicants typically get 2-3 recommendations within a week.
Eager to work in the banking and finance industry as an engineer? As the world’s leading financial services careers website, you can be assured that you’ll get the latest opportunities in the industry to maximise your job search. Get access to many relevant roles from across the industry, from leading brands to niche boutiques.
There is also a graduate guide on the website for valuable fintech insights.
Want to work in a startup?
Here are some things you may face:
If you’re silently checking these boxes, give it a go! StartUp Jobs Asia could be your stepping stone to land that dream engineering job. Founded by experts who have decades of combined experience in recruitment, you can start browsing exciting jobs from emerging Startups who are here to make a difference.
Another job platform to ace your job search in startups is Tech In Asia. Not only do they offer jobs in startups, they exclusively cater to tech and startup jobs. You’ll also be able to view top job functions, top hiring countries, and top hiring industries. From the latest news to to the boldest startups, you can find everything tech in the region.
MyCareersFuture is the official job portal regulated by the Singapore Government. Companies who are looking to secure an Employment Pass will have to post on MyCareersFuture with a salary range. It is also free for companies to post. This means that MyCareersFuture not only have a large collection of job listings, it also gives a rough gauge of the company's salary range.
View engineering jobs in Singapore on MyCareersFuture
💡 Did You Know: NodeFlair Salaries scrape job listings from MyCareersFuture to supplement salary data for users. You can check out the two part series of Behind The Scenes of NodeFlair's Newly Launched Salaries Feature
One of the features of Glassdoor is the ability for employees to leave honest company reviews and ratings. This helps create transparency in job opportunities, allowing employees to efficiently filter their search and employers to know what’s working and what’s not. Other helpful features include CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos, and more.
Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month. With more than 10,000 global employees passionately pursuing to “help people get jobs” and improving the recruitment journey through real stories and data, what’s there not to love? Get the most out of job search experience to search for any engineering job on the platform. Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP.
JobStreet is one of Asia’s leading online job marketplaces in Asia. Easily conduct salary matching, view a company’s location on Maps, and gain company insights on culture, working hours, benefits, and more.
In November 2014, JobStreet became part of the Australian Stock Exchange-listed SEEK Limited – the world’s largest online employment marketplace by market capitalisation. This enables them to leverage world-class products to match talented job seekers with reputable employers across the region.
Monster has grown tremendously as compared to when it first started. With more than 20 years of experience, they have expanded from a "job board" to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services.
You can easily search jobs by skills, title, function, industry, company, or even recruiter! Want to further upgrade your skills? View courses by streams, course type, certifications, or diploma.
It is a well-known platform amongst job recruitment agencies searching for potential candidates.
So, you got yourself an invite for an interview. You rock! Here comes the challenging part. How do you get the job without trying so hard? Here are three quick pre-interview tips to ace that interview and a stroke of good luck from us.
Why not impress the interviewer with a good understanding of what the company does, and highlight its achievements? Show them that you care, and they will probably love to engage with you more and elaborate on the company's present and future goals because they can envision you as part of the team too!
Don’t take the job description lightly! Read it repeatedly before your interview so you can familiarise yourself with your duties. This can help you to easily understand what’s expected of you during the interview, and it’s also a chance for you to ask the interviewer to elaborate further on the types of challenges you may face at work.
“Do you have any questions for us?” You either love or hate this question. If you really don’t know what to ask, here are some to back you up (thank us later!):
Salary is a sensitive topic, but this doesn’t mean it should be avoided. There are many people who have no idea how much they should be earning. Everyone deserves a chance to ensure their salary remains competitive. Here are some resources to help you do a salary benchmark:
Check out our article on “The Only Salary Guide Singapore-Based Software Engineers Need” which garnered over 8k+ views.
Alternatively, you may speak to NodeFlair's team of experienced recruiters who will not only advise you your worth (based on your skill sets) but also negotiate the salary offer on your behalf.
Congratulations, you’ve landed your dream job! Before you do anything else, we want you to first celebrate you for being so awesome. Securing the job is great, but that’s not all. To succeed, you have to continuously look for ways to improve your skills and stay relevant to the industry. We’ve gathered some fellow community groups out there for you to join. Who knows? You might make some new friends and great connections!
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