Skills mismatch can lead to long-term joblessness: MTI

The LinkedIn Opportunity Index, which measures how confident people are in pursuing career opportunities, ranks Singapore sixth out of nine Asia-Pacific economies.
The LinkedIn Opportunity Index, which measures how confident people are in pursuing career opportunities, ranks Singapore sixth out of nine Asia-Pacific economies.ST FILE PHOTO

Bosses prize the right skills more than education level

Job-seekers risk becoming unemployed in the long term when they are rejected because they have the wrong skills, a study by the Ministry of Trade and Industry found.

A mismatch of skills - not a candidate's education level, industry type, experience or salary expectation - is also the biggest factor why applicants are turned down by potential employers during a job search.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2018, with the headline 'Skills mismatch can lead to long-term joblessness: MTI'. Print Edition | Subscribe