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IT Project Managers Make $120k to $250k

To be more precise, IT project managers make a gross yearly “starting salary” of $120,000 at the 25th percentile, and $250,000 at the 95th percentile. This is according to the 2019 Robert Half Salary Guide released recently. The range for other IT professions are as follows: Cyber-Security Analyst: $90k to $150k Business Analyst: $80k to $180k Software Developer: $90k to $180k Data Scientist: $90k to $200k Solution Architect: $90k to $200k IT Manager: $125k to $200k Technology Risk Manager: $84k to $240k IT Director: $185k to $250k Program Manager: $200k to $350k Chief Information Officer: $250k to...

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Candidates and employers are living the dream with new recruitment solution

In a survey published in January 2019, less than 50% of employees in Singapore said that they were satisfied with their current job – with 22% saying that they feel stressed or overwhelmed by work ‘most of the time’. We spend around one third of our adult life at work – which is quite a chunk of time to spend in a job that don’t enjoy or even hate. Job satisfaction is a complex area which depends upon salary, work environment and our colleagues and superiors, as well as factors such as travelling time and employee benefits. At Dream...

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Graduate Employment Survey 2018 (Published 2019)

 The top degree programmes this year are law and computing. In the top 10 of our latest Graduate Employment Survey ranking, law and tech degrees clinched 7 spots (up from 4 last year), and one spot each for Economics, Business Analytics, and Science (Yale-NUS). In terms of employability, Music, Linguistics & Multilingual Studies, and Art Design & Media ranked at the bottom. In total, 84 degree programmes feature in this ranking. Data used in this article are based on the 2018 Graduate Employment Survey Results consolidated and released by MOE yesterday (26th Feb, 2019). See also our GES ranking...

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Junior College (JC) Ranking (based on cut-off for 2018 intake)

 In this post, we rank all secondary schools based on the O-level cut-off points of their 2018 intake. After taking the O-level national exams, typically at age 16, most secondary school students will move on to a poly or a junior college (JC). The following list ranks all the JCs in Singapore by their O-level cut-off points for their 2018 intake. See also last year’s ranking. Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) – Arts 5, Science 5 Raffles Institution (RI) – Arts 5, Science 5 Victoria JC (VJC) – Arts 8, Science 6 Anglo-Chinese School Independent (ACSI) – International Baccalaureate 6...

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Best Cities for Traders to Live In

In the high-flying world of international finance, a good trader knows that location is just as important a factor as asset pools, liquidity and market size. While, in the digital era, traders can make their fortune from pretty much anywhere in the world from their laptop, a dedicated trader should have a home base in a city that allows them to expand their network and open up as many trading opportunities as possible. There are only a few cities in the world which are ideal for those looking to establish a career in finance and shares, so here are the...

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Getting Ready for Retirement: 4 Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Many of us think of retirement as a time to live comfortably and travel to different places. While this is true to some extent, you still need to ensure that you can sustain the change in your lifestyle and still be able to make your money work for you. When planning for retirement, it is essential to learn the fundamental steps involved in the process so you can avoid making mistakes that can affect your financial security. The key to a successful retirement life is to have a clear vision of the kind of life you want to live...

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The easiest way to invest in cryptocurrencies in Singapore

We have all heard the horror stories of Xfers freezing up, banks shutting down exchanges and having people wait weeks on end just to get verified to get their first cryptocurrency. But what if you could do it instantly, over the counter, right here in Singapore? NuMoney is in the midst of opening another retail office in Raffles Place, alongside their current office near Tai Seng MRT. These retail offices would be staffed with dedicated and experienced staff to assist in setting up wallets, answering any cryptocurrency-related questions and facilitating instant transactions without the need to wait for verifications....

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Graduate Employment Survey 2017 (Published 2018)

The top degree programmes are yet again in business, law, medicine, and computing. In the top 10 of our latest Graduate Employment Survey ranking, Business and Econs clinched 5 spots (up from 3 last year), Law 2 spots, Computing 2 spots, and one spot each for Medicine and Science (Yale-NUS). There is a double degree, hence a total of 11 spots. Contrary to what mainstream media reported, we think computing/IT had a lacklustre performance this time compared to previousyears. In terms of employability, Music, Sport Science & Management, Applied Science, and Arts ranked at the bottom, along with Chemistry...

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Compare Your Annual Income 2017

We have finally updated our most popular income comparison tool on Salary.sg. This is the latest 2017 version of our Compare Annual Income tool. It uses the latest statistical data from IRAS’s recently released Annual Report for 2016/2017. To benchmark/compare your annual income – including all salaries, commissions, bonuses, part-time remuneration, director’s fees, rental income – simply enter your IRAS assessable income below and see how well you stack up against all resident taxpayers in Singapore: If you make $100k yearly, you are at the 76.9th percentile. This is more than 1% lower than two years ago (using an older version of this tool). See...

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Why majority of the trader fails to make profit

Why can’t the trader’s profit from the Forex market? Why do they find it difficult? There are many reasons for not being able to profit from the Forex market. If you focus on the market thoroughly you will understand that it’s not easy to trade. It is highly competitive and volatile so the traders need to learn the market properly to make sure that their trading career becomes a success. If you want to succeed in the market you should become a learner along with many other things. If you want to profit from the Forex market as the...

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Moving House on a Tight Budget

It’s common for us Singaporeans to move from one house to another from time to time. And if you have a large enough budget, house moving is usually a breeze; with enough money, you can easily get aprofessional mover to take care of everything, including the tedious task of packing and unpacking, each time you move. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys a fat salary and can afford to set aside a princely sum just for moving. If you find yourself needing to save on moving cost, this guide on how to move on a tight budget may help. Get at Least...

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工程师在新加坡不再吸引人的七大原因

现如今,越来越少的人选择在新加坡从事工程师职业, 原因如下: 较低的薪水 较低的社会威望 高等院校工程类专业的生源质量(跟其他专业相比)最差。工程类专业成为中学生们的被迫选择 拿高薪的诸多因素看似都跟工程师毫无干系。 社交能力,营销技巧,演说技巧,西装革履等等 一旦出现问题,工程师最先受到谴责。例如软件漏洞, 系统故障,这些都归咎于工程师的失误。而那些做产品销售,市场营销的工作,出现问题之后,大多还是要工程师来承担责任...

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How Digital Shopaholics Save Money from Salary in Singapore

The concept of shopping has undergone a sea change with the evolution of online shopping that has made life much easier for online shopaholics. It has become way convenient to shop for all your favorite stuff as well as your needs simply with the click of a button. However, on the flip side, online shopping can break your bank because it is very easy to go overboard when you are shopping on the web. If you are a salaried person it means that you can spend only a limited amount for your digital shopping needs. Being an online shopper...

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Save every day in Singapore – top tips

Being a resident of one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced cities in the globe certainly has its perks. You earn a lot of money and can afford fantastic holidays twice a year, you sit in the first row to see the world changing and financially – you’re on top of the world. But from time to time, a devastating thought comes to mind – am I spending too much money? What am I even doing here? This usually happens when some unexpected expenses occur. How do you make sure, then, that you always have some money saved...

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