18 May Pivot Career

In collaboration with U PME and U Associate

10th June 2017, 9:00am — 6:00pm
NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard

More than 200 Jobs Available!

Finding the right job can be a long process full of uncertainties. PIVOT Career is a Job Application Fair organised by UPME and U Associates, to create better job application outcomes for PMETs.

During the fair, the focus is on helping PMETs take quick and decisive action to apply for jobs with the best match. The key is QUALITY job applications, not QUANTITY. Therefore increasing the chances of being selected for interview and ultimately finding the right job.

Top 4 Industries with the most Job Vacancies… and More!









Find the Right Job in 3 Quick Steps!

1. Get COACHED @ Room 801

The best match happens when your experiences, skill set and knowledge, values fit the job requirement, roles and company culture. Be sure to get coached by Centre for Career Excellence before you send your job applications!

The career coach will understand your background, short-list high potential jobs together with you, help you improve your CV, and lastly identify possible skills gaps for better future job match. Once you have revised your resume, you may send the job applications on the spot!

2. Attend TALKS @ Room 701

Don’t miss out on deepening industry and career clarifying knowledge with our talks from industry experts. By understanding what is the value you can offer to employers and what is suitable for you out there, you are better equipped to land on a job that give you most satisfaction.

10AM — 11AM

NaiduTitle: “Leadership Starts with the Self”
Speaker: Naidu Gautama, Career Coach from Centre for Career Excellence


”I’m not cut out to be a leader.” ”Leadership is for others , not for me. ”

Words that may stand in the way of you standing out as Singapore undergoes structural changes to the workforce and economy.

By definition – Leadership is the ability to influence people in order to get things done. While, self-leadership is the ability to consciously influence OUR very own thoughts and behavior in order to achieve our personal goals and an organization’s objectives. An individual who has self-leadership skills , has foresight, makes the right decisions and choices on his own, and exhibits dedication towards achieving his and the organisations goals.

Self-leadership is therefore the first level of leadership and a critical one at that and highly sought after by hiring managers.

In this talk, discover the importance of self-leadership and what are the steps we can take to cultivate the enabling of the self for overall career growth.

11AM — 12PM

JamesSiewTitle: “The Ikigai Concept: Discover Your Purpose” 
James Siew, Director, Consulting Solutions from Training Vision Institute


Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being” or “purpose”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Discovering our own “ikigai” requires a thoughtful effort to engage in self-review and reflection.

The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. Many people in Singapore have been encouraged to find that which brings “passion”– however, passion alone is not really enough to discover one’s true purpose. Neither is merely finding the ‘right” profession.

Ikigai searches for more meaningfulness in one’s life and is also used to refer to an amalgam of one’s intellectual, emotional or spiritual sides under which individuals feel that their lives are valuable. It’s not necessarily linked to economic status or daily state of things. Behaviours that make one feel “a reason for being” are not actions which individuals are forced to take – these are natural and spontaneous actions that result from discovering one’s “ikigai.” Simply put, ikigai is thought of as “a reason to get up in the morning”; that is, a reason to enjoy life.

In this talk, discover the wisdom of “ikigai” and embark the journey of finding your own “ikigai” towards better career choices and life fulfilment.


2PM — 2:45PM

INDUSTRY TALK #1 by Singapore Computer Society (SCS)

Prof-Alex-SiowTitle: Opportunities in the IT industry in Singapore: How You can be A Part of It
Speaker: Professor Alex Siow, Director, Strategic Technology Management Institute, Centre for Health Informatics, NUS


In this presentation, Professor Alex Siow will share on:

  • How the IT landscape has evolved, what it became and how it will be like in the future
  • Era of digital disruption and digital transformation and how business and society will be impacted
  • Current and future skillsets required and how we can prepare ourselves for it
  • Types of skills upgrading available and how one can get oneself equipped with the right skills
  • How not to become obsolete by keeping pace with changes in technology

2:45PM — 3:30PM

INDUSTRY TALK #2 by Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM)

Mr-Wong-Kwee-MengTitle: Career Transition into the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (LPS) Profession
Speaker: Mr Wong Kee Meng, Senior Examiner and member of SIPMM Governing Council, SIPMM


The talk is targeted at mid-career professionals looking for a transition into the LPS profession. The talk will cover the emerging new jobs in the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (LPS) profession, as well as the ‘disappearing old jobs’. The talk will also dwell on the skillset requirements for the LPS profession and the trainings programmes that are available at SIPMM.

3. Apply JOBS @ Room 301

To accelerate the CV revision process, CV Amendments & Job Application terminals will be provided for attendees. You may revamp your CV and apply to high potential jobs on the spot. Resume coaches will also be standing by whenever you need quick checks.


Attendees are required to register online before 9 Jun 2017 for PIVOT Career. Please bring along a softcopy of your CV and Cover Letter in a USB Drive.

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