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Job fair in singapore.

Postby moltediego » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:19 pm

Hi,
I'm looking for a job in singapore because i'm looking for a new professional experience. I started to send my CV by internet but without success. so I decided to come in singapore to meet personally the recruit agencies. I found on internet these two events :

http://www.careerseries.com.sg/
JobsDB Career Expo

I would know if someone know these events and if there is a real possibility to meet job advisors to present myself in person.
let me know if you know other fairs in march.
Thank you at all :)

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:30 pm

Save your money. Visiting Singapore in person will not increase your chances. For other countries the situation is different.

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Postby moltediego » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 1:50 am

Oh.... It's a bad news!! Way you say that?? I tougth it was a good idea speak with employer in person....

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Re: Job fair in singapore.

Postby the lynx » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 9:54 am

moltediego wrote:Hi,
I'm looking for a job in singapore because i'm looking for a new professional experience. I started to send my CV by internet but without success. so I decided to come in singapore to meet personally the recruit agencies. I found on internet these two events :

http://www.careerseries.com.sg/
JobsDB Career Expo

I would know if someone know these events and if there is a real possibility to meet job advisors to present myself in person.
let me know if you know other fairs in march.
Thank you at all :)


These job fairs are always only for Singaporean citizens and PRs. I've visited one last year (accompanying someone who was searching for jobs) and that's what I saw.

And job market for foreigners here in Singapore is in crunch. Try greener pastures elsewhere if you can. Otherwise, even if you're here, you won't live a peaceful life because every day you will worry whether tomorrow you will lose your job and forced to move out because of government's foreign labour policy change.

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:27 am

Unless you are a looking for a job as a fashion model, there is no reason to show up in front of your potential employer in person. Job in SG is searched online from your home only. If they are interested in you, they will find a way to contact you.

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Postby beppi » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 5:19 pm

This is not true in my experience:
Singapore companies rarely, if ever, invite somebody for a job interview who is not physically present in Singapore.
I had much better results when I mentioned in my application that I will be in Singapore from XX to YY and would like to discuss the possibilities then. Of course it's even better if you have a Singapore address and (most importantly) phone number.
But, perhaps more relevant for the OP, headhunting agencies or job fairs are useless, so save your expense! (HR personnel aren't much better, though.)

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 5:33 pm

beppi wrote:This is not true in my experience:
Singapore companies rarely, if ever, invite somebody for a job interview who is not physically present in Singapore.
I had much better results when I mentioned in my application that I will be in Singapore from XX to YY and would like to discuss the possibilities then. Of course it's even better if you have a Singapore address and (most importantly) phone number.
But, perhaps more relevant for the OP, headhunting agencies or job fairs are useless, so save your expense! (HR personnel aren't much better, though.)


Maybe it was, but due to recent regulations, like Sergei stated, visiting Singapore won't increase the chance unless the person has a very specific skill which is valuable to Singapore.
"Budget Expat"

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Postby moltediego » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 1:39 am

Thank you guys, i think it's better continue to apply on job opportunity from here and schedule an holiday in singapore... meanwhile i start to go to gym to become a super model heheh :).
bye an thank you again


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