Not so long ago, Singaporeans thought of their careers as their ‘iron rice bowl’ – a job with guaranteed security, steady income and benefits. Back then, there was no reason to switch jobs, so people would stay with their first company until retirement. However, in this modern day and age, jumping from job to job is the new norm – in fact, it’s considered essential for those who want to climb the career ladder.
Monster.com in Singapore wanted to explore this phenomenon in depth to determine - just how many of people are not just looking to switch jobs, but to also switch industries. To this end, we recently launched #IMadeTheSwitch, a campaign that seeks to understand the motivations behind why people want to make such a career change despite all the challenges. We asked the questions, and here are the results: