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Four ways to discover your education and career pathway on the LifeSG app

Exploring education and career opportunities are just some of the many things that you can check out on the LifeSG app.

Nethania D'Cotta
Nethania D'Cotta

Published: 21 April 2022, 12:28 PM

When it comes to making education and career decisions, it’s normal to feel like you lack direction.

As youths, we tend to either get too little or too much advice at our major milestones.

This is where LifeSG can help you to simplify the decision-making process and clarify doubts, especially when you don’t know where to start or overwhelmed by conflicting information or resources.

LifeSG is a one-stop portal for citizens to navigate Government services in Singapore. The app provides resources to cover milestones like buying a HDB and retirement but also caters to young people who are wondering what’s next in their education or career.

Still not convinced? Here are four reasons why you should download the LifeSG app to help you be more confident in your education and career choices:

1. Discover your interests, personality, strengths, and work values

Fun fact: Your personality plays a huge part when it comes to the types of jobs you’re suited for! But what could you do to understand yourself better?

Under the ‘Exploring education and career opportunities’ guide on the app, there is a free self-assessment test called the RIASEC (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, conventional) profiling tool.

You can find this guide right at the top under ‘featured topics’ on the home screen of the LifeSG app. If not, click ‘see all’ and then find ‘Exploring education and career opportunities’.

 

Click on the content bundle in the red box and pick the RIASEC tests that applies to you. PHOTO CREDIT: LIFESG APP

 

The RIASEC test lets you know how suitable you are for different occupations. Simply select the RIASEC test that matches your current stage in life to find out your strengths, personality, interests, and work values.

Not only do you get to know yourself better, but you’ll also get suggestions of careers that are suited to your RIASEC type!

2. Explore possible education and career paths

Once you’ve found out more about your interests from your quiz results, it’s time to discover some possible careers and familiarise yourself with Singapore’s industry landscape.

 

Know It All organises information in bite-sized pieces so that it’s easy to follow. PHOTO CREDIT: ON MY WAY

 

You can learn about your preferred career’s responsibilities, required skills, and misconceptions under ‘Know It All’. With a growing collection of over 200 job infographics, you’ll be equipped with the information needed to chart your way to an education and career path that you’d love!

 

This is what people think when they say they’re a Personal Trainer. GIF CREDIT: ON MY WAY

 

If you prefer to watch a video, you can easily access more than 80 videos under the Day In The Life series within the guide, to get a glimpse of what working professionals’ lives are like.

3. Gain real-world insights

Now that you may have gotten some idea of what to do in the future, it’s time to find out what qualifications you’ll need to get there. The ‘Choose your educational path’ section has all the curated information you’ll ever need.

 

Scroll down until you see ‘Choose your educational path’. PHOTO CREDIT: LIFESG APP

 

Discover your options based on your interests, strengths, and learning style in ‘Singapore Education Landscape’. Once you’ve done that, you can explore various courses that tertiary institutions offer.

You can also check out recorded webinars for industry insights under ‘Let’s Talk’ (scroll to the header ‘Gain real-world insights’, then select ‘Let’s Talk’).

 

Hear professionals from various industries answer questions from youths just like yourselves! PHOTO CREDIT: ON MY WAY

 

Questions like “what skills do I need for the job?” and “what is working life like?” are often asked; and the answers are transcribed for easy access. If you can’t find what you need, join the next round of Let’s Talk in Nov/Dec 2022 to get your burning questions answered.

4. Search for internships and jobs

Thinking about joining the public service to contribute to nation building? Get connected to the Careers@Gov portal and hunt for internships across various public service agencies such as the National Youth Council!

 

Click on ‘Careers@Gov internships’ and you’ll be redirected to the job portal where you can find all sorts of public service roles! PHOTO CREDIT: LIFESG APP

 

LifeSG is developed to help people from all walks of life, so if you want to know more about how LifeSG can help you beyond education and career guidance, read their stories on the LifeSG blog.

Kickstart your education and career exploration through LifeSG by downloading it on the App Store or Google Play Store!


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