Marvel fans have much to rejoice as the much anticipated Avengers: Infinity War will be a culmination of storytelling that threads into every other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. As Marvel films go, one thing’s for sure is that nobody can quite “save the world” without help from an all-star team, where each member plays a different role - and the same can be said for the workplace.
Here are our take on the job seeker profile of our favourite Avengers hero:
Captain AmericaStar-spangled hero Captain America is the de facto leader of the Avengers (Iron Man, step aside). If your job seeker profile is anything like Steve Rogers’ personality, you’re probably bold, righteous and a great teamplayer. In a society like Singapore, we could all learn from the Captain to step up when the going gets tough, and occasionally shaking things up to challenge the status quo - you know his trusty Adamantium shield’s got you covered.
Iron ManTech-savvy and probably the smartest of the Avengers, Iron Man has a reputation for being the cool exec with the heart of steel. If you've got a knack for critical thinking, problem-solving and perhaps an inflated sense of self-worth, Tony Stark might very well be your job seeker profile buddy. As the local workforce poise itself for the digital disruption, it takes more stellar technicians like Iron Man to lead Singapore's economy straight into the era of “pervasive innovation”.
Black WidowIf you know anything about Marvel, you know the Black Widow means business. Natasha Romanova is that reliable colleague who never fails to get the job done. Behind her breakneck efficiency is the resourceful mind of a government operative - perceptive, stealthy and a total gamechanger. If the traits of the Black Widow resonate with you, then you are a strategic thinker but also never afraid of getting your hands down and dirty. Singapore's increasingly lean workforce would mean the need for talent that can multitask. So congratulations, you'll fit right in!
The HulkThe clash between Bruce Banner's personalities - wise ex-nuclear physicist and the eternal rage burning within the Hulk - perfectly captures the state of mind of Singapore's underemployed population. He reflects the rising frustration of young and hungry graduates seeking employment. In addition, adaptability isn't Banner's greatest strength as he continues to struggle between his personalities and finding his place in the Avengers.
ThorThor has gone through much over the Marvel series - from entitled beginnings to ascending the throne - has helped shape his worldview as he strives to become a better king for his people. The Son of Asgard is living proof that ambition comes with conviction and actually walking the talk. Job seekers with a similar profile will garner the right experience and continuously learning to achieve their career goals. That's what the SkillsFuture - government funding to cultivate the habit of lifelong learning - is for. So use it!