How to approach JobHunting?

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by the lynx » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 3:48 pm

They probably meant the levy not application fee. Still, sucks. But this is evident of Singapore government's policy to protect local workforce.

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by AastroGuru » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 4:17 pm

the lynx wrote:They probably meant the levy not application fee. Still, sucks. But this is evident of Singapore government's policy to protect local workforce.
Yeah. Sorry about that, it is levy and not application fee.
After your post, I dug a little deeper to understand levies on different sectors
http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... tation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seems its too much burden for employers to employ Foreign S Pass holders, since the levy is rocketing year by year. :???:

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 8:39 pm

AastroGuru wrote:Seems its too much burden for employers to employ Foreign S Pass holders, since the levy is rocketing year by year. :???:
And ... why shouldn't the govt impose it ??

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by AastroGuru » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 8:54 pm

ecureilx wrote:
AastroGuru wrote:Seems its too much burden for employers to employ Foreign S Pass holders, since the levy is rocketing year by year. :???:
And ... why shouldn't the govt impose it ??
I assume Levy is apart from Tax and CPF. So govt, takes all three for Pass holders (either from Employee or from Employer) :roll:

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 9:29 pm

AastroGuru wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
AastroGuru wrote:Seems its too much burden for employers to employ Foreign S Pass holders, since the levy is rocketing year by year. :???:
And ... why shouldn't the govt impose it ??
I assume Levy is apart from Tax and CPF. So govt, takes all three for Pass holders (either from Employee or from Employer) :roll:
CPF doesn't apply for Levy paying employees

Tax ? With the first 20,000 $ being tax free, if the person earns below that, then fret not

For Levy ? well, why not ? that is the government way of ensuring Employers don't opt for the easy option of foreign workers !

That's how Singapore works !

http://mycpf.cpf.gov.sg/Employers/Emplo ... ns_FWL.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by AastroGuru » Thu, 30 Apr 2015 6:59 pm

I had this LinkedIn premium for more than a month now.
But not even a single Inmail or enquiry regarding any vacancy in Singapore.
My trade does not suit well to Singapore it seems! :roll:

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Re: RE: Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by ecureilx » Thu, 30 Apr 2015 7:17 pm

AastroGuru wrote:I had this LinkedIn premium for more than a month now.
But not even a single Inmail or enquiry regarding any vacancy in Singapore.
My trade does not suit well to Singapore it seems! :roll:
There are too many Aastros in Singapore I guess ;)

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Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by AastroGuru » Thu, 30 Apr 2015 7:35 pm

I think the automotive R&D field is not popular there!
Medicine, Logistics, Finance, Civil etc seems more prevalent

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Re: RE: Re: How to approach JobHunting?

Post by ecureilx » Thu, 30 Apr 2015 8:09 pm

AastroGuru wrote:I think the automotive R&D field is not popular there!
Medicine, Logistics, Finance, Civil etc seems more prevalent
Should I say, we told you so

But keep building your network.

You may get your lucky break if you persist

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