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by American
Fri, 29 May 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?

"Like a company I am working closely with, they are a start up, pay top $ for engineers, and they cross 12K and above a month, and most are on EP, and some guys have never been to Singapore until they secured the job... If an employer looks at your EP or PEP status or whatever, they are of SME menta...
by American
Wed, 27 May 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?

You mean more favourable to the company? I guess technically it saves them a little bit of work applying for an EP, but if they are considering candidates at the kind of salary level that is required for a PEP, then chances of refusing the EP are slim anyway. Another way of looking at it - with a P...
by American
Tue, 26 May 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?

Hello All, I recently applied for, and got my PEP approved. My intent is to stay in Singapore for the long-run and eventually apply for PR. The timeframe to get my PEP was very fast, a little over 15 working days. My question is - does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate, as compared to...
by American
Tue, 26 May 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: IT Consulting jobs outlook
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: IT Consulting jobs outlook

Pau - I work in the IT consulting industry (one of the top 3 Tech Consulting firms) here in Singapore as a foreigner on EP, in addition to being a former freelancer. You cannot be here in Singapore on freelance unless a company sponsors your EP. In my opinion, it would be very difficult to get an EP...

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