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by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?

You should have got yourself a PR in Australia. These days having a residency is very important to get a job in a country or you should already have a lot of experience. My suggestion would be, be location agnostic. Find a job in your domain whichever location you can find it. Singapore is certainl...
by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?

Coblos - I don't anwer PM's that are of general interest. You asked: Hi PNGMK, thanks for your reply in one of my post regarding networking events. To be honest I'm new in this thing, when I was still working in the field, I barely had enough time to attend SPE events and stuffs. I read the ads abo...
by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?

A Master's degree can increase your income (value to the company). I don't believe it can help land a new job - except perhaps in certain financial fields. A pHD is really something you only want to do if you have a passion and ability to research a new field - it's not something that has a commerc...
by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?

Why cann't you do 1 & 2 together at the same time? PR will definitely increase your oppertunity to get a job. If you don't get PR, at least you know you have tried. Anyhow you don't have a job now, so what do you do every day? Maybe apply another degree. Sorry, didn't finish your long post and dire...
by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Pursuing a Master Degree or PR in order to get a job?

Hi guys, let me begin my story, I'm an Indonesian residing in Singapore since 1.5 yrs ago with a DP (my wife works here). I have 3 yrs exp as a field engineer in an oilfied service MNC in australia, after I just graduated from my uni in Indonesia. I also had some other internship exp, which in total...
by coblos
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

You need to network. Why haven't I seen you at an SPE or Seapex or FPSO Friday? Did you attend Osea? Cheers for reminding me about SPE and some other oil & gas organization. I've been looking to into joining SPE, been looking on the Singapore SPE chapter since last year. Correct me if I'm wrong, bu...
by coblos
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

Good Luck Mate. As noted, I've been there and done that. It's a rough life but the rewards are good when the going is good. And I hate to say it, but some are cut out for it and some aren't I was, and I've been chaffing at the bite for 25 years to go back offshore but too old now! :-( Cheers, time ...
by coblos
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

The problem you face is not new. My best mate, a Kiwi who is a Planning/Scheduling Engineer has been bouncing around Asia for over 25 years and in the business of EPC type construction with Chiyoda, Chiyoda (Sg), Foster Wheeler, Asia Badger and a host of other throughout the region. He was down out...
by coblos
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

The problem which I face when I'm applying in Indonesia is a bit difference. I've been applying to an open to public vacancies and also vacancies which I received from friends/networking. 1. First, with my experience in working overseas in a large multinational company, which not many Indonesian can...
by coblos
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

First of all, spouses of PR/Citizens cannot be DP holders. They would be LTVP or LTVP+ holders. Only spouses and children of EP holders are Depend4ent Pass holders. Yes, a short paragraph like that would tell the whole story. As I've already noted, you will likely have to take a lesser rate of pay ...
by coblos
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

What I would suggest, is applying for jobs and letting the employers know that you will work on a Letter of Consent (LoC) This is available to DP holders and also holder of LTVPs if spouse is a PR or Citizen. I would go the the MOM website (mom.gov.sg) and look up Letter of Consent so you can learn...
by coblos
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?

Religion doesn't make any difference as Singapore is multi-religious, but while they are also multi-ethnic, they have their preferences as long as the Chinese have the overwhelming odds (say 78% thereabouts) They control the populations mix via immigration as the Chinese have the lowest TFR of all ...
by coblos
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?

It's possible. But at 27 now, the odds are against it. You would have to register for it, but in all probability you would get a waiver. Your biggest problem is going to be your ethnicity, to be honest. (If both you and your wife are ethnically Javanese and not Chinese). By the way, will religion a...
by coblos
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?
Replies: 24
Views: 11896

Re: RE: Re: Foreigner with a Dependant Pass applying for a job , Is it really this hard?

Take a deep breath, and hang in there. Something totally unrelated might just pop up. Have you tried the shipyards? I know they are shedding orders as well. In fact I believe that KepFels has shed something like 6K workers this past year. Rough times ahead. A friend who's the CEO of a mid east base...
by coblos
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Can a DP Holder Apply PR Alongside His/Her Spouse?

By the way if our PR application got rejected, how long do usually ICA ask people to wait before re-applying? Is it short like 6 months or long like 1 or 2 years? Some rejection letter says wait for 2 years. Some says you can stay in Singapore as long as you can have your work pass renewed. Some sa...

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