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Eligibility to work temp or part time basis in Singapore

Posted by | August 22, 2015 | Part time employment, Students

There have been a lot of interests from foreigners to apply for temp or part time jobs in Singapore. Please read the following to see if you qualify before applying.

Only the following categories of persons are eligible to work on temp or part time basis in Singapore.

1. Singaporean citizen
2. Permanent resident of Singapore
3. Foreign full time students who are 14 years and above currently studying in an MOE institution or approved education institution and hold a student pass issued by ICA. Please refer to approved list of educational institutions below.

4. Foreign students studying in Singapore whose institution is not on the approved list would need to apply the Training Work Permit, the Training Employment Pass or the Work Holiday Programme.

IT IS AN OFFENSE FOR FOREIGN STUDENT TO WORK IN SINGAPORE WITHOUT A VALID WORK PASS.

If you hold a work permit in Singapore, you are only allowed to work for the employer who apply for your work permit. You are not allowed to work part time or on a temporary basis for anyone else. This constitutes an offence which carries a fine, your work permit revoked and you will be barred from future work opportunities in Singapore.

The approved institutions are:

Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore
Australian International School
Canadian International School
Chatsworth International School
Digipen
EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia
ESSEC Business School (Singapore)
German European School Singapore
GIST-TUM Asia
Government Junior Colleges
Government secondary schools
Government-aided Junior Colleges
Government-aided secondary schools
Hwa Chong International School
Hollandse school
INSEAD, Singapore
Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
International Community School
ISS International School
Japanese School (secondary school)
LaSalle College of the Arts
Lycee Francais De Singapour
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Nanyang Polytechnic
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore
New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
Nexus International School
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Overseas Family School
Republic Polytechnic
S P Jain School of Global Management Singapore
Saint Joseph’s Institution International School
Sekolah Indonesia
SIM University
Singapore American School
Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Management University
Singapore Polytechnic
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Sorbonne-Assas International Law School
Swiss School
Tanglin Trust School
Temasek Polytechnic
United World College of South East Asia
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore)
Waseda Shibuya Senior High School
Note: If your institution is not on the list, you are not allowed to work in Singapore during vacation while holding a Student Pass.


 

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Benefits of Part time jobs for both Employers and Employees

Posted by | August 22, 2015 | Part time employment

Any job position for which a company do not wish to hire a full-time staff is considered to be a part time job. High inflation rates, rising cost of living as well as high education expenses are some of the reasons that have enticed the working class to source for other alternative earning options. This is the tragedy of every man in the street. Many working individuals are considering the option of a part time job as a secondary source of income. Part time opportunity seekers typically work for lesser hours in comparison to their full time counterparts.

 

The part-time job option is a popular choice for many working class who are looking forward to earn a second flexible income while working from home. It is a well-known fact that both small businesses and large organizations make use of the employees seeking work other than their primary job. The working hours may range from a few hours to up to 40 hours per week as per the work assigned. However, part time employees are scheduled to work for at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis and are expected to be employees in the organization for minimum of one year. Also, they get limited benefits from the organization, but are eligible for all types of leaves.

 

A part-time or temp job has always been considered as a means to accumulate monthly savings, moreover, there are extra benefits that can help an individual lead a more meaningful life. Here are some of the benefits which people usually do not notice but yet can reap the benefits to improving their life, career, financial health and reputation as a professional.

 

  1. You Acquire New Skills

 

You might take up a job which requires you to use a certain skill set, that you did not possess ever before to utilize in a job. This skill set might act like a cherry on top, with your current skill set. For instance, you work as a customer service support agent and take a part-time job that requires the skills of a data entry office assistant. So, after you have spent a considerable amount of time working on both roles, you can apply for higher job openings which  require the skill set which you acquired both as a data entry operator and as a customer service agent.

 

 

 

  1. Leading to more and better job opportunities

 

As mentioned above, part-time jobs allow you to acquire skills and expertise, which might lead to a full-time job offer from the same domain or the employer. If you work with dedication and commitment, your employer might offer you a full-time position considering the fact that you have added value to his business, that too, being a part-timer and shall help you in getting identified as a professional who brings to the table more than what they promised.

 

  1. More professionals in your network

 

Over a period of time, you would have worked with a diversified range of professionals from various industries, domains and job areas. As commonly known, a professional network opens up more and more avenues of business. Before you know it, a full-time job offer might come up from this network of professionals that you have built up over the years.

 

  1. Taking the first step towards Entrepreneurship

 

Working as a part-timer is more like working as an entrepreneur or as a business owner. As a part-timer, you are responsible for marketing your skills and services, following up on payments and negotiating for payment plans, which is more of working like an entrepreneur. Hence, after working as a part-timer over the years, you will master the tricks of your trade and can emerge as an entrepreneur offering the same services, on a bigger scale as compared to a part-timer.

 

  1. Flexibility of time

 

People working in this field enjoy flexibility of time as the key advantage. As they work less than the full-time employees, and so they are able to satisfy other personal obligations and professional responsibilities at the same time In addition, they have the option of working at any time of the day, be it morning, afternoon, evening or night according to their schedules. This is very useful for working mothers as they have to juggle between their regular household chores and part time jobs.

 

 

  1. Gain experience in diverse fields

 

It is a great idea to increase your knowledge in other sectors. For instance, if your job does not furnish you with new opportunities to learn or enhance your skill-sets, then you can always seek a part time job as per your interest.

 

  1. Reduced dependency on a job

 

Taking this type of job broadens your job prospects and you’re not solely dependent on one single job.

Chance to work after retiring

Generally, these jobs have nothing to do with the age. This means, if you’re retired, then this is a great option to use your time constructively instead of idling around.

 

 

What advantages does a company enjoy in hiring part time-workers?

 

  1. Cost savings

A significant importance of hiring a part time employee is cost cutting. Part time workers are paid on an hourly basis and their hours of work is scheduled as and when required by the company. Mostly part time employees do not qualify for company retirement plans which saves a lot of money. To encourage them, the company initiates bonus/commission programs which are usually performance based.

 

  1. Reducing workload

Part time employees are often hired to share the workloads of the organizations. In addition, companies also strategically hire the employees for future assignments to build an integral workforce.

 

  1. Customer Service

To maintain seamless and continuous customer service, companies hire seasonal staff when they foresee increase in company activity. For example, retail companies bring in extra staff during the winter holidays to carry the smooth functioning of the businesses.

It would be right to conclude that part time jobs are integrated as an essential part of the business, thereby providing job opportunities to a larger number of people.

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Top Part time Jobs for University Students in singapore

Posted by | August 20, 2015 | Part time employment, Students

There are a lot of part time jobs in Singapore but they usually involves repetitive work and does not pay well. So What are the options available if you are a university undergraduate looking to supplement your  pocket money or helping out with your family household expenses.

    1. Mystery Shopping

    Mystery shopping is an assignment where you get to act as a normal shopper which main task is to access and qualify the service standards of the retailers. Mystery shopping jobs are not usually posted out directly and are available only to those who are on the mystery shoppers list of the mystery shopping companies. After completing the assignment, the mystery shopper would be required to complete a report on the quality and service level of the retail shop being accessed. After the submission of the report and checking by the relevant staff, you will be paid and reimburse accordingly if you have to purchase any item as part of the mystery shopping assignment.

    Criteria: You would need a good command of English or at the very minimum able to write/type with proper structuring of sentences and grammar.  Some companies even requires that you have an A2 for English in O levels. However, you can always try your luck.  As long as your write well. there is no reason why they would not use you as a mystery shopper.

    For those who are interested in mystery shopping as a part time job, you can try out http://www.xec.gapbuster.com/

     

    They provide mystery shopping part time jobs for various fast food restaurants, supermarket and digital products. So you can make some part time money and eat for free at the same time. Good luck trying!gapbuster screenshot

    1. Private Tuition

    Everybody knows this is good money as a part time job for undergraduate students. There are a few reasons why private tuition is best for undergrads if you have gotten good grades during your O or A levels.

    1. Knows the latest syllabus since your O levels and A levels are still so fresh in your mind
    2. Able to share exam experiences with your students
    3. Able to charge lower rates compared to full time tutors who rely on this for a living.

    Criteria: Good Grades for the subject(s) you are teaching during your O or A levels. Punctual and able to turn up on time for lessons without fail.

    Tips to take note: Look for agency who do not collect your fees on your behalf. Surprisingly, there are some who do. If you are looking for a trustworthy agency, try out: http://firstclass.sg

    First Class tuition

    1. Event helper for Seminars/Previews/Conferences.

    Being an event helper can mean a great variety of part time jobs. I am not referring to mascots, clowns or flyer distributors in some carnival sort of events. Those jobs are very tiring and might not pay as well as you might expect. However being an event helper in events like Seminars, Course previews or some regional conferences not only get your good pay but you also picked up a lot of knowledge and skill during the process.

    Plus point: Some seminars operators are targeting working adults for their customers so the timing for their seminars are usually on weekday evenings. So as long as you have proven yourself to be a responsible and reliable worker, you can work with them on a long term part time basis without affecting your studies.

    Critera: Almost none. as long as you dress in a presentable manner and follow the dress code.

    1. Part time Translator

    Most Singaporeans are effectively bilingual in English( the official language) and their mother tongue( Mandarin , Malay and Tamil). So you can effectively help others to translate their documents from English to another language or vice versa. There seems to be excessive demand for chinese translators due to the rise of China as a Consumer market. Other language translators like French, German or Japanese are also highly sought after. Try out the following : http://www.translatorsbase.com

    Criteria: if your Client is overseas, the preferred payment mode might be paypal so it might make sense for you to create a paypal account and link it to your savings account in the bank.

    Translator Part time jobs

     

     

     

     

    1. Cafe Part Time Jobs

    Cafe Part time jobs are usually less stressful than fast food restaurants but they do require you to pick up certain skills and techniques such as coffee brewing or making frappucino . The environment is also less oily than a typical fast food outlet selling fried foods.

    Here not only will you learn to make coffee, you will also learn to prepare salads, cakes, some finger foods as well as operate the cashier machine/NETS/credit cards terminals. Lots of things to learn in a cosy environment.

    So if you have a passion for coffee, try out the following

    Part time jobs for students at starbucks

    Part time Jobs for students at Coffee Bean

    Part Time Jobs for students at TCC

    6 . Focus group survey

    A Focus group survey is a group discussion that is organized by the market research company in charge. The main purpose of the focus group is to get feedback from customers or potential customers on their products or service offering. A typical focus group session usually lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours. Participants in the focus group need to be actively contributing to the discussion so there will be a phone interview prior to the focus group. For their efforts participants are usually well rewarded of at least $20 up. The best payout I have seen for a focus group targeting drivers was $120 for a 1.5 hours session. And the best part of the deal: Payment on the spot.

    Criteria:

    There are varying criteria for focus group participants as it depends on the clients target market and product offering. In general, you have to be fluent and comfortable conversing in English, having an opinion and able to elaborate on it when asked.

     

     

    1. Movie Theatre Jobs

    This is an exciting job because people always think that they can watch movies for free. That is not true most of the time. Unless you are responsible for playing the movies from the control room, you are always busy selling tickets or pop corn. Being in the same role can get a bit repetitive at times so there is job rotation: you sell tickets this week and the next week you might be checking for tickets at the entry.

    You would also get to meet many new friends who are around your age. not to mention the occasional free drinks or snack. The only drawback about this job is that it doesn’t pay well. The pay would be around a part time job at a fast food restaurants but when you are combing the movie theatres after a show have ended, there are usually surprising finds like coins or dollar notes. It seems that people do lose things easily in the dark.

    So if you are interested in an evening part time job to supplement your income while schooling, this is a good option that doesn’t require any experience. If you have to knock off after 12, you can also claim taxi fare.

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Working part time while studying

Posted by | September 3, 2014 | Part time employment, Students

If you are a student and seeking part-time or temp employment to make some pocket money, you must be at least 13 before you can be employed. If you are between age 13 to 15, then you can only engage in suitable light work. There is no strict definition of light work provided but general admin and working in fast food restaurants/cinema as cashiers should be considered light work. Industrial work such as warehouse or construction are strictly out. Most employers would only consider employing students who are at least 16 as legally the employers would not need to consider whether the work nature is suitable for children/young person and how many hours they are allowed to work. As adapted from Ministry of Manpower:

MOM table

     For foreign students, employers are allowed to employ students who are full time matriculated or registered students in one of the following institutions if he/she is

-14 years or above; and on vacation

Australian International School

Canadian International School

Chatsworth International School

Digipen

EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia

ESSEC Business School (Singapore)

German European School Singapore

GIST-TUM Asia

Government Junior Colleges

Government Secondary Schools

Government-aided Junior Colleges

Government-aided Secondary Schools

Hollandse School

INSEAD, Singapore

Institute of Technical Education, Singapore

International Community School

ISS International School

Japanese School (Secondary School)

LaSalle College of the Arts

Lycee Francais De Singapour

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Nanyang Polytechnic

Nanyang Technological University

National University of Singapore

New York University

Tisch School of the Arts, Asia

Nexus International School

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Overseas Family School

Republic Polytechnic

S P Jain School of Global Management

Singapore Sekolah Indonesia

SIM University

Singapore American School

Singapore Institute of Technology

Singapore Management University

Singapore Polytechnic

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Swiss School

Tanglin Trust School

Temasek Polytechnic

The American College

United World College of South East Asia

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in Singapore

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore)

Waseda Shibuya Senior High School

Note: Foreign students from the above-listed schools/institutions who are waiting for their final examinations results or convocation are also granted work pass exemption if the period of waiting falls within the vacation period as stipulated by their academic calendar. However, once they have completed their studies, and their student pass expires, they will no longer be exempted from work pass requirements.

Employers who wish to hire foreigners who have completed their studies with their respective schools/institutions, should apply for appropriate work passes on their behalf. Each application will be accessed on its merits, subject to the prevailing work pass criteria and approval by the Controller of Work Passes.

Student Pass holders studying in institutions other than those listed above are not allowed to work during vacation while holding Student Passes in Singapore.