Singapore has launched an artificial intelligence-powered jobs search portal MyCareersFuture.sg to better connect job seekers with career opportunities relevant to their skills.
Developed by statutory boards Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Government Technology Agency, the new portal is set to eventually replace National Jobs Bank, according to a report by Todayonline. The aim is to reduce “missed matches” by recommending jobs that are best matched to the job title, skills and minimum salary desired, as indicated by the user.
Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo officially launched the portal Tuesday, April 17, at the inaugural Adapt and Grow roadshow that featured a series of WSG career preparation and matching services.
The portal uses machine learning technology to scour various job descriptions posted in the Jobs Bank and filter the skills required for each type of job. For instance, if a user were to search for the keyword “accountant”, he or she will be prompted with a list of relevant skills, such as “financial reporting”, “budgets”, “account reconciliation” and “Microsoft Excel”, among others. The portal will also recommend jobs in other sectors that match the skills they had provided.
The new jobs portal is designed to provide a “smarter and faster way” for jobseekers to find opportunities, said Mrs Teo. “New jobs keep coming up, and skills and profiles of jobs are changing very quickly… (the portal) will indicate to you how much of a skills match you have (to your desired jobs). You can then ask yourself, where are the areas in which you can enhance your skills, and how to find the opportunities that will enable you to do so."
Jobseekers will also be able to find employers open to hiring mature workers, and willing to recruit people without relevant experience. The job listings can be filtered based on location as well.
Currently, MyCareersFuture.sg caters only for jobseekers’ use, but an interface for employers is in the works and will be up by the end of the year.