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Moving to SG for work?

Postby wins1222 » Tue, 24 Feb 2015 4:31 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum.

I'm considering to move to SG for work and am struggling where/ how to find jobs in SG that will be willing to hire a foreigner like myself. Not sure if it's a realistic idea as most people are by relocation by current company. Anyone can share your experience? :-k

A little background about myself: 5+ years work experience in the shipping / container industry, currently lives in HK, also born and raised here.

Thanks and any advices will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby saran » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 1:20 am

Hi,

you can refer job sites to know the demands on your experience.

One important site is

https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/

Best Wishes

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Re: RE: Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 1:49 am

saran wrote:Hi,

you can refer job sites to know the demands on your experience.

One important site is

https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/

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Is that the joke of the day ?

Jobs bank is for citizens and PRs ....

And you need sing pass to get detailed information

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby saran » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50 am

Hi ecureilx,

I agree.

Hi wins1222,

you may refer other jobs sites like

http://sg.jobsdb.com/sg
http://www.jobstreet.com.sg/

just my 2 cents, may be you know about these already.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:44 am

Saran,
This board is known/recognized for the quality of responses we give to people with problems. This often means doing some research of our own before replying. It's good we get new blood who are willing to help (as most of us are multitasking at work most of the time) but please try to research your answers before posting. Thanks and welcome to the board.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:42 pm

Saran, the ads appearing in Jobsbank is only those that may employ, or need to employ foreigner, as it is a pre-requisite for pass application.

For those that employ locals directly, headhunted or by referral, the ads don't even appear in the JobsBank, and that takes out a big chunk of jobs

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:53 pm

Squirral, the same goes. That is not true. While some/a lot do, not all do. We use the jobs board all the time looking for Locals. There are lots of jobs on there that are seriously only for locals and not there to kill a two weeks holding period. Sorry,....Bzzzzzzttttt.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 1:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Squirral, the same goes. That is not true. While some/a lot do, not all do. We use the jobs board all the time looking for Locals. There are lots of jobs on there that are seriously only for locals and not there to kill a two weeks holding period. Sorry,....Bzzzzzzttttt.


I guess its free advertizing also. Other job boards you need to pay to advertize, so I guess it is another plus point for you?

BTW, there are many companies that dont advertize anywhere. They prefer to give the mandate to head hunters and then the head hunters mine the CVs in jobs sites and then call the suitable candidates and then send them the job description.

I guess, this is because, if you place an ad in a job site, you will get countless CVs and majority of them will be tailor made with exact keywords from the job description.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby saran » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 2:16 pm

Thanks for feedback sundaymorningstaple.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 2:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Squirral, the same goes. That is not true. While some/a lot do, not all do. We use the jobs board all the time looking for Locals. There are lots of jobs on there that are seriously only for locals and not there to kill a two weeks holding period. Sorry,....Bzzzzzzttttt.


It depends on the industry, and for argument sakes, It is not a must to advertise in the Jobsbank, if you have your own referral channel and only looking for SC/PR.

My current employer has their own excellent recruitment network - referral system, and only resort to the Jobsbank when they have no candidates locally. almost all the local staff here were directly recruited at trade shows, industry nights and all.

And after the Jobsbank fails, do they advertise in Jobstreet and such.

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 3:12 pm

We advertise in multiple locations at the same time normally. Bzzzzzzttt!

We weren't discussing industries for arguments, we were only talking about advertising in Jobs Bank being only a method of waiting two weeks before being able to hire FTs and nobody uses it for anything else. Full Stop. Who care if one must advertise there if one wants to hire a foreigner. That isn't the reason for the JobsBoard, albeit it does get used for that as well, but it isn't the primary purpose of the board. You are only one industry, We are only one industry, each industry has their own requirements and needs.

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Re: RE: Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 7:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:. Who care if one must advertise there if one wants to hire a foreigner. That isn't the reason for the JobsBoard, albeit it does get used for that as well, but it isn't the primary purpose of the board..


I did meet an expat who has been offered and accepted a job and gotten the relocation allowance etc, but he is just waiting for the employer to post on the Jobs bank.. I do see the process just not working for some companies :(

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 7:45 pm

Some is not all, is it. Just because some employers use it thus, doesn't mean they all do, now does it?
I'm sitting here telling you, from a 1st person perspective AS the HR Mgr of a 200 man SME, that a lot of companies are using it the way it was designed to be used. Not saying it isn't being abused, but you are saying all are just using it as a means to hire FT. That, my friend, is blatantly false. E.O.S.

Don't forget a huge number of companies here don't have the budgets for EP holders so tend to hire S Pass holders. As many companies have their quotas chopped, they are shedding S Pass holder like rain water (i'm losing 5 in the 5 months and 3 in May alone). As I don't have any quota left, but have more contracts than I have manpower to cover, we are using the newspaper, jobstreet, Jobsbank and shortly a CDC jobs fair to try to find staff. Lots of companies affected that way and all are using the Jobsbank because it's free.

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Re: RE: Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 8:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: .


Gee, didn't know it's that bad

Time to do a re skilling program for locals I guess, for your line of workers ... and claim productivity grants ? Just an idea

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Re: Moving to SG for work?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Apr 2015 9:09 pm

Wow! You just thought of that? Goodness gracious. You're really on the ball aren't you. Not.


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