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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% of them expressing uncertainty or regret around their chosen tertiary education. While another 22.2% 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% respondents, while banking and finance came in second place with 13.46%, and media and entertainment took third position with 12.18% of Singapore Millennials.

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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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