At the end of 2011, Singapore Part Time Jobs ranking within Singapore websites was 1,035. For the first time, we broke into the top 1,000 and now we are ranked 954 as of 31 January 2012.
A BIG FAT THANK YOU to our community and the employers who keep posting jobs. With your continued support, we want to break into the top 500 by the end of the year.
Here’s the round-up of interesting part-time job news from Singapore and abroad for Jan 1 to 18, 2012.
- Seniors say goodbye to golden years: Research has shown that working including volunteering after retirement significantly betters physical and mental health. The average lifespan of an American (as well as those around the world) has lengthened leading many seniors to look for part-time work or start their own ventures. Yes, for the entrepreneurial spirit. I wonder how many of our seniors in Singapore start a business venture because we do see a lot of them working after retirement.
- 2 in 3 S’pore workers don’t save enough: Not so much of this article is related to part-time jobs but one thing that caught my eye was that about 2/3rds of those surveyed earned extra income. And one channel of extra income was part-time jobs.
- 5 Reasons Taking A Second Job Could Help Turn Your Life Around: This brilliant article states 5 compelling reasons why a part-time job can enhance your life. These reasons include earning extra money (duh), building up your resume, test driving a new industry, lower risk should you lose your fulltime job and growing your social circle. A MUST read.
- UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 17-Year High: A gloomy article but the silver lining is that employment in the private sector increased in the three-month period due to part-time jobs.
- Virtual Internships in Rising Demand: Thanks to Skype and email, virtual internships are on the rise in the US. I guess its a win-win for both the employee and the employers. Employees save on travel costs and time. Employers save on significant overhead. Is this a trend that could work in Singapore?
- The rise of part-time Britain: In Britain, 1.3m people are being forced to work part-time because they can’t find full-time jobs. Will most jobs eventually become part-time?
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First things first, a big shout out to our fans and companies who used the website to post jobs and find jobs. Thank you.
I want to share some statistics from 2011 and plans for 2012.
Statistics for 2011
- 135,014 Unique Visitors
- 700,810 Pageviews
- 3.67 Pages/Visit
- 00:02:50 Avg. Time on Site
Members in 2011
- Total: Over 10,200
- 3468 Facebook fans
- 3616 Email subscribers
- 2234 RSS subscribers
- 792 Twitter followers
Audacious Goals for 2012
- Increase statistics by 10X. 1 million Unique Visitors and 7 million Pageviews
- Increase membership base by 10X which will make the total members over 100,000
- Best customer service because in 2011 there was virtually no customer service provided. Stupid I know.
- Give $12K of the revenues to an adopted charity. Still looking for a suitable charity.
- Upgrade website to allow users to upload resumes and make it more interactive for companies and recruiters by end of January 2012.
I got to admit this year I did not pay much attention to the site which was pretty stupid of me. The site pretty much grew organically but in 2012 I want to pay close to the customers and users growing the site intentionally and strategically.
After you have posted your job ad on the Singapore Part Time Jobs portal, take two simple actions to make your job spread through Facebook and Twitter virally.
Harness The Power Of Twitter & Facebook
- Click through your job ad and scroll down where you’ll see two buttons for Twitter and Facebook (highlighted in red).
- Click the “Tweet” button and a window will open prompting you to enter your Twitter username and password and click the “Sign In” button assuming you are not already logged into Twitter.
- A Twitter post will be automatically created and you can edit it if necessary. Click the “Tweet” button to post the job ad on your own Twitter account and will be visible to all your Twitter followers.
- Now click the Facebook “Like” button and a window will open prompting you to enter your Facebook email and password and click the “Login” button assuming you are not already logged into Facebook.
- This “like” will now be displayed to your friends on Facebook.
These two simple actions will definitely help spread the word about your job ad on Singapore Part Time Jobs portal.
Here are the steps to edit your job listing on the Singapore Part Time Jobs Portal.
- Log in to edit your job ad. Use the lost password feature if you cannot remember your password.
- Click on the My Dashboard link (on the top right) to see a list of your jobs ads.
- Title: The title of the job (highlighted in red) is a link that shows the ad as it is displayed to the users.
- Status: The status of the job (highlighted in blue) denotes whether the job ad is Live, Offline or Awaiting payment. The option Live denotes that the job is currently active and visible to the public, Offline denotes that the job has been unpublished and is not visible to the public and Awaiting payment denotes that the job has been created but is not visible because payment has not been received.
- Options: There are four main options that are available. The first option is to make payment for jobs that have payment awaiting by clicking the paypal icon , the second option is to edit a job by clicking the pencil icon , the third option is to unpublish the job by clicking the pause icon and the last option is to publish a job that is offline by clicking the play icon .
- To edit a job, click the pencil icon and the edit form as shown below will be displayed. Make appropriate changes and click the “Update Ad” button to confirm the changes or “Cancel” to return back without making any changes.
- Once the ad has been successfully edited, you’ll see a message stating that the ad has been successfully updated ith a link to return to your dashboard (see screen below).
- That’s how you edit job ads on he Singapore Part Time Jobs Portal. If you have questions or comments, do leave a comment below.
First Update: 30 January 2012
Here are the steps to post a new job ad on Singapore Part Time Jobs portal.
- Click the “Submit a Job” button on the right sidebar of the website.
- You need to log in to post a new job ad or register if you do not have a login. See details on how to register. You can also use the lost password feature if you cannot remember your password.
- Enter the job details as follows and click the “Next” button:
- Your Name/Company Name: You can either enter your name or your company’s name. This field can be left blank as well as it is not mandatory.
- Website: Enter the website link including the http:// and we will link it directly to your website. This is a new feature. This field is NOT mandatory.
- Logo: In the new version, a logo in either of these 3 formats .jpg, .gif or .png can be uploaded. This gives your job advertisement additional branding. This field is NOT mandatory.
- Job Title: Enter a job title that is descriptive and witty so that more job seekers will click through to view your advertisement.
- Job Type: Here you can select whether your job is part time, temporary or contract.
- Tags: Tags are essentially keywords that you use to mark your job. For example, you can mark your job as marketing, sales, retail, phone skills etc.
- Job Location: Enter the job location and if it is left blank, it will show up as “Anywhere” which is ideal if the location of the applicant does not matter e.g. the job involves working from home.
- Job Description: The description of the job should consist of the roles and responsibilities plus the candidate’s qualifications & position, and salary. Here you can style your text creatively and be descriptive so the job seeker does not have to contact you to clarify matters. This will save time for both you and the job seekers.
- How to Apply: Use this field to give instructions to candidates on how to apply for the job.
- Review your job ad and then click the “Go Back” button to make amendments or select one of the three job packs to purchase. If you want to feature your job at the top of our homepage and is highlighted in all other pages, check “Yes please, feature my listing.” option. Click the “Next” to confirm and make payment.
- Click the “Confirm & Submit” and you will be taken to the payment page and charged the appropriate fee. As soon as your payment clears your listing will become active. We process all payments via Paypal because it is a standard in web payments and additionally, we DO NOT store any of your financial information with us. You will be redirected to the Paypal payment page where you can see Your order summary. You can log in to your Paypal account (highlighted in red) or click the “Don’t have a Paypal account?” (highlighted in green) link if you want to pay directly via debit card or credit card without creating a PayPal account.
- Once the payment is made successfully, the job ad will be published. Please do not close the browser until the transaction is complete.
We’ll be covering more help topics so look out for it and in the meantime, contact us if you have questions.
First Update: 30 January 2012
Registration process on Singapore Part Time Jobs portal is simple. Here’s an overview of how to register and change your password:
- Click the Login/Register link on the top right of the page. Highlighted in red below.
- Now you have the option to register as an Employer or Job Seeker. Select “Employer” or “Job Seeker” and enter a desired username and your email address and click the “Create Account” button. If there is no error then an email will be sent out automatically with your system generated password plus you will be redirected to the login page.
- Check your email account for your username, password and the login link http://www.singaporeparttimejobs.com/wp-login.php. Using the system generated password, login to your account.
- Now to change your password, click on your Dashboard followed by the Edit Profile link. Scroll down and you’ll see the “New Password” and “Password Again” fields where you can enter your new password. Click the “Update Profile” button. Make sure that your passwords match and the strength of the password is strong.
That’s how you register on our site and change your password. We’ll be covering more help topics daily so look out for it and in the meantime, if you have questions contact us.
Today marks the launch of our site’s new version. Some improvements include:
- Management of Jobs: You can post and manage your own jobs easily. First, you need to register at the site with a desired username and email address. A password will be automatically sent to your email address. Thereafter, you just login and post jobs from an east-to-use “Dashboard” (tutorials coming up soon). Each job post now costs S$8. You can edit your jobs at any time and jobs are published instantly.
- Direct Application: Applicants can now directly send employers an application which is sent via email. This by default is turned off.
- Jobs Statistics: Every job now shows how many times it has been viewed and this statistic is useful for employers.
- Improved Search: Now the job search function can be used to search through all categories or a single category of your choice.
We’d love to hear feedback on the new features so please do leave a comment.