jobsDB’s National Day Job Seeker Survey Results

national-day-jobsdbSINGAPORE, 07 AUGUST 2013 –, Singapore’s preferred job portal, launched its 48th National Day Survey results recently to the public. According to survey results, Singapore workers deemed opportunities to progress and earn higher incomes as important when securing a job in the republic. The online survey was held from 9 to 12 July 2013 in Singapore and it covered over 2,000 respondents.

News of the National Day Survey results were featured via mainstream media portals like Channel NewsAsia, TODAYonline and Computerworld Singapore.


Progression and higher incomes

Results show that 84% of respondents viewed the opportunity to progress in a new role as highly important when looking for a prospective employer. The survey also revealed that 77% of the respondents would switch jobs to secure a higher income. On the other hand, 67% would be willing to accept a lower salary to secure a job.


Working in Singapore

As for what they thought was important to stay in a job in Singapore, 95% of the polled said that being to work in stressful situations was important. 94% believed that being able to work with people of different cultures was key to job security and this was further reinforced with 67% responding that being part of a culturally diverse team as important when evaluating a prospective employer. Respect for hierarchy is also prevalent in Singapore’s working environment as 80% of the respondents rated having respect for hierarchy as being vital for securing a job. An animated infographic of the National Day Survey can be found here.

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