Looking for part-time jobs in today’s world is now easier. That’s why the older generation is all hatin’ on the youngsters, always saying you have it easier.
They’ll say, “In the past, if you want a part-time job, you got to go up to the shop physically and ask if they’re hiring. You got to keep a lookout for We’re Hiring signs put up outside the shop. That or you could just gather up your courage and try your luck in every single shop.
“Today? It’s much simpler. Just go to the Internet and you can get everything liao.”
Job portals, recruitment agencies and websites
But that doesn’t mean everything is all beds and roses.
With an influx of information, it simply means you have to go through more information to get what you want. And with the internet, you no longer have the chance to make a good first impression with prospective employers.
I believe that like me, most if not all of you have experienced sending out applications day and night without getting any replies. It’s exhausting and demoralising, especially when you’re just looking for a part-time job.
But what if I tell you there is a way to get part-time jobs to come looking for you, and you don’t even need to step out of your house at all?
Well, like what they say, there’s an app for everything, and this is one of them.
FastJobs, an App Meant To Get You Jobs Fast
I got to say, I’m pretty excited when I found this app. I mean, there are a few job apps out there on the market in Singapore right now.
But this, this is like finding a match made in heaven.
The intuitive interface, the uncluttered-ness that just appeals to the OCD-ness in me, the minimalist design that just makes everything so comfortable to use.
And don’t get me started on the ‘filtering’ system. Say goodbye to slogging through unrelated job ads in order to find the hidden gems within.
Money is just the tip of the iceberg for most of you kids out there. There are other things to consider:
What kind of work are you looking at that’ll add to your resume, not just give you money?
Location of the job
And it’s not just north, south, east, west. Psh, how about Jurong West, Tampines, Bukit Timah and all that?
Even the type of jobs you’re going for
Internship? Part-time? Even the minimum amount of payout you’re going for.
The Best Part: Jobs Will Come Looking For You After That
You know the saying, “Ask and it will be given to you”? Here’s what happened after that: firstly, you’ll get a list of jobs that are available. None of them catches your eye? No worries; just wait a while.
You’ll then start to receive notifications about the new jobs that are available…which are catered to your profile. Live in the west and just want jobs in the west? Ta-da: you’ll know when a restaurant in Jurong Point is hiring.
The phrase “wait for the job to come” is real after all!
And that’s not all. For those who wants a holiday job but don’t know what to go for? There’s even a discovery page where you might just come across a job you’re really excited for.
Now here’s my favourite thing about the app.
Not only does it show job vacancies put up by employers, they also show information on job fairs happening in Singapore.
For those of you who want to be able to talk to people from the organisation before applying, this is it.
An app that combines all-in-one. Here’s one minor detail no one (except me, probably) will pay attention to: Employers have to pay to put their ads on the app, so this means that only companies who are serious about hiring will appear on the app.
In fact, don’t take my word for it. Check out the app here for yourself!
**All images are screengrabs from FastJobs app unless otherwise stated.
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