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Benchmark Your Monthly Pay By Age & Gender 2019

 Our ever popular income comparison tool has just been updated with the latest data from Ministry of Manpower’s Report on Labour Force in Singapore 2018 (released in Jan 2019). This income comparison calculator, like our other comparison tools which include our Annual Income and Household Income comparators, lets you compare your gross monthly income with other Singapore residents in your age group AND gender group. You may also compare with all age groups and/or both gender groups. The following is the definition of gross monthly income: For employees, it refers to the gross monthly wages or salaries before deduction...

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Best Primary Schools 2019

 The annual P1 registration has begun. MOE has released some statistics on the school vacancies after Phase 1, Phase 2A(1), Phase 2A(2) and the post-registration of Phase 2B. In this article, we present our ranking of all the 185 primary schools in Singapore. This ranking is based on the number of remaining places for Phase 2B, which we believe is still a good proxy for how popular each school is. (In previous years, MOE released more information such as total vacancy, but not this year.) CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary Section) – 20 Catholic High School (Primary Section) – 20...

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How to Effectively Boost Your Online Income Generation

Do you currently own a retail-based website? How has it been performing during the past 12 months? If you are reading this article, the chances are high that you are less than satisfied with its overall return on investment (ROI). Even the most well-oiled machines require a bit of lubrication on occasion and this is just as valid when referring to online retail portals. The good news is that unlike a physical retail environment, enacting the right changes at the right times is quite easy to accomplish. If you have failed to meet you fiscal goals, the information found...

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How Can You Ensure You Are Called for a Job Interview? 

 Whether you have years of experience under your belt or you’re a recent university graduate, looking for a new job can be a gruelling and stressful procedure. If you’re also short of cash, it can sometimes be difficult to dress the part. If you need to buy formal clothes to make a good first impression at the interview, help is at hand. You can apply for quick loans from a direct lender in the UK with a convenient online application. But how can you be sure that you reach the interview stage? Preparing Your Resume/CV As far as your...

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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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