A third of Singaporean youth unsure of their career choice

A third of Singaporean youth unsure of their career choice
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While you work on recruiting fresh talent as early as when they're still in universities, be sure to recruit the ones who are actually interested in their field.

According to a new survey by Happi, regret and confusion surround the career choices of young Singaporeans, with 32.5 per cent of them expressing uncertainty or regret around their chosen tertiary education.

While another 22.2 per cent weren't sure why they chose their current career path.

Surveying 640 Singapore-based respondents, aged 18 to 64 as part of its Workforce of the Future series, Happi revealed that if given a second chance at selecting their career barring any external factors, the healthcare industry was their ideal sector.

Healthcare attracted 18.11 per cent respondents, while banking and finance came in second place with 13.46 per cent, and media and entertainment took third position with 12.18 per cent of Singapore Millennials.

Greg Lipper, founder of Happi, said: "The Workforce of the Future series shows that young Singaporean talent - although driven by the need to succeed - are still struggling to find their place in a professional workplace setting.

"Although most of the respondents said they were driven by a passion for their career path and a lifelong knowledge of their desire for their chosen field, a significant number are also unsure how they ended up on the the track they did - while a small portion even chose their path due to pressure from their parents."

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