Surviving retrenchment: 3 S'poreans share how they picked up the pieces with help from family, career coach

Three Singaporeans share their stories of how they picked up the pieces after getting laid off, thanks to people who stood by them and cheered them on

Senior career coach Judy Yap (right in photo, with Ms Noraini Misrom) helped boost Ms Noraini's resume and also kept a lookout for a suitable position for her.
Senior career coach Judy Yap (right in photo, with Ms Noraini Misrom) helped boost Ms Noraini's resume and also kept a lookout for a suitable position for her. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
Job seekers who want bite-sized information to help them make informed career decisions can turn to app LifeSG.
Job seekers who want bite-sized information to help them make informed career decisions can turn to app LifeSG.PHOTO: LIFESG APP

When Ms Noraini Misrom sought assistance at Workforce Singapore's (WSG) Careers Connect centre at Woodlands Civic Centre in October last year, she was at the end of her tether.

She had been retrenched two months before. All her job search efforts had proved fruitless.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 20, 2020, with the headline 'Pillars of support'. Subscribe