Won't make a difference I would think.abcd1990 wrote: I wasn't sure if putting in the effort to get the PEP makes me look like a more serious candidate.
The attraction of the PEP to the employer is they don't have to worry about an EP. However at the PEP level of income (144 not 216 as I thought ) it's probably moot as the EP will (usually) be easy to obtain and the companies will be experienced at applying.
The advantage to you is that your tenure in Sg is not tied to your employment as it is with an EP. You can change jobs more easily. But once used it's gone. The real advantage is using a PEP to prolong your stay in Sg while between jobs or when your job is under threat. An example is a friend on an EP who knew he was about to be let go. He applied for a PEP just before which gave him 6 months to find another role rather than the 30 days he would have got if he stayed with his EP.