The future—it’s something that Singaporeans are constantly worrying about.
When parents enrol their kids in 28 different tuition classes, it’s for their future. When couples buy a big flat they can’t really afford, it’s for the future of their future kids, never mind if they haven’t decided whether they want them yet.
And when students spend all their school holidays labouring away in unpaid internships, it’s not that they don’t have any hobbies or don’t need the money from a proper part-time job—it’s that they’re terrified they’ll be entering an inhospitable job market.
In fact, students are already worried about getting retrenched when they haven’t even started working, given the scary retrenchment figures last year.
Here are five tips if you want to future-proof your job and ensure you still have a ricebowl a decade or three down the road.