20 Mar '17, 5am

Young, Graduated, Unemployed

Young, Graduated, Unemployed

More youths are worried about their job prospects amid a slowing economy. Mechanical Engineering graduate Eric Ongko has been searching for a job for the past 7 months. The 21-year-old has diligently applied for over 50 jobs and went for a number of interviews. He hasn’t heard from anyone. “As Singapore’s economy is experiencing a downturn, it’s harder to find a job. Many companies are not keen to hire people now,” the Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduate told The UrbanWire . “It’s not enough to have paper qualification anymore,” he added. “A lot of employers are looking for people who have some kind of work experience. Many of us don’t.” Another recent graduate, Theodora Soh, 23, agreed. “Having a degree alone is no longer enough since so many people have degrees now. Work experience is more important.” The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) English graduate has yet to recei...

Full article: http://theurbanwire.com/2017/03/young-graduated-unemployed/

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