Such "higher expectations" may not be reasonable.TMD wrote:I disagree.Wd40 wrote:Yes, I read it on the Singaporeans voice for Singaporeans site. Apparently, the university from which she got her MBA has closed down since and this is what has got the locals angry. IDA has replied that she was hired on the basis of her bachelors degree.
What the locals dont understand is, a degree is not a necessity to get a job. They also made a big hoo-ha in case of the VP of Deutsche bank who came into the news for the wrong reasons. These guys went into this Linked In profile and found that he is from an Indian University. The comment was something along the lines of "We graduate from NUS and NTU still no jobs for us, but someone from 3rd world country university is getting a job".Cant blame them, their education system is such that only top scorers at very young age(PSLE) get to go to university. So they think going to university means mission accomplished.
I wonder what their reactions is going to be when they find out that some high flying expats dont have degrees
It is precisely the locals understand and appreciate the benefits of academic/paper achievements that allow them to place themselves at level playing field with most of the developed world.
One cannot blame them for holding similar if not higher expectations on non-Singaporeans who have or are looking for job here.
Those without relevant experience rarely can comprehend the value of that experience that they lack.
So, how to get that relevant experience?
That is the question all young job seekers ask.
There are usually a lot of necessary qualities, but never a single one that is sufficient.
The applicant must be sure to show hiring managers what he/she can do to make the company successful, and not to come across as seeming to be asking only what the company can do for him/her.
The applicant must stand out against the competition.