As we all know, now (post-bonus) is the time when lots of Singaporeans consider looking for a new job, which means its time to get out the ol’ resume and brush up on (how to sell) your skills. According to LinkedIn, the most important thing to list this year on your resume is your work experience, this means that employers are focusing more on what you’ve done professionally, than any official certifications or education results. In fact, out of the ten most popular words, “experience” shot up five places from 2016, while the word “certified” which used to be seventh, doesn’t even list this year.
Here are the rest of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Singapore Buzzwords for 2017:
Basically what this shift shows is that employers are more interested in specific skills as opposed to general abilities. “In Singapore, there is a strong emphasis on upskilling and encouraging people to continually learn,” says Linda Lee, LinkedIn’s Head of Communications for Southeast Asia and North Asia, “To get the right job or opportunity, the good news is all of us can make the difference. Beyond using words to describe ourselves, we are also encouraging our members to stay engaged with their networks and establish a voice in their community. It’s important to stand out from the crowd by bringing out our authentic selves.”
Here are a few more ways you can refine your online profile.