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Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby William.Chong » Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:04 pm

Hello,

I have a question I would like to get the feedback and advice.

I started work in August last year as a contract-staff in Singapore, however in the EP that my company applied for it was stated that it was a permanent role. After 6 months in February 2016 my client at that time made me a job offer, and thus I was re-issued a new Employment Pass with my now current employer.

However, recently I have been made an employment offer by a third company. If I were to accept the position:

i) It would mean that within a span of 2 years I would have changed my job 3 times (6 months with my first employer, then about 12 months for my second employer). Would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application in two aspects: due to job hopping as well as if my 2nd employer provides negative feedback to the ICA during application of the PR?

ii) This offer entails to travel within the South East Asian region. Part of the job description includes spending close to 1/2 a year or more overseas (I am unaware of any tax implications). Similarly, would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application?

Advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby x9200 » Thu, 10 Nov 2016 7:14 am

William.Chong wrote:Hello,

I have a question I would like to get the feedback and advice.

I started work in August last year as a contract-staff in Singapore, however in the EP that my company applied for it was stated that it was a permanent role. After 6 months in February 2016 my client at that time made me a job offer, and thus I was re-issued a new Employment Pass with my now current employer.

However, recently I have been made an employment offer by a third company. If I were to accept the position:

i) It would mean that within a span of 2 years I would have changed my job 3 times (6 months with my first employer, then about 12 months for my second employer). Would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application in two aspects: due to job hopping as well as if my 2nd employer provides negative feedback to the ICA during application of the PR?

ii) This offer entails to travel within the South East Asian region. Part of the job description includes spending close to 1/2 a year or more overseas (I am unaware of any tax implications). Similarly, would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application?

Advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

I think unlikely unless you continue that way. Your more immediate concern should be, whether your next EP is going to be approved. I believe we've seen at least few cases where this didn't happen and while it is not highly conclusive as for the ultimate reason (MoM may have some other incentives) such coincidence seem to happen.

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Re: Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby brian_singapore » Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:10 am

On your first 2, MOM is probably smart enough to see your first 2 EPs were for the same employer.

For our PR application, ICA wanted our employment history by employer name.

No idea on the rest of it.

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Re: Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby singaporeflyer » Fri, 11 Nov 2016 3:48 pm

William.Chong wrote:Hello,

I have a question I would like to get the feedback and advice.

I started work in August last year as a contract-staff in Singapore, however in the EP that my company applied for it was stated that it was a permanent role. After 6 months in February 2016 my client at that time made me a job offer, and thus I was re-issued a new Employment Pass with my now current employer.

However, recently I have been made an employment offer by a third company. If I were to accept the position:

i) It would mean that within a span of 2 years I would have changed my job 3 times (6 months with my first employer, then about 12 months for my second employer). Would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application in two aspects: due to job hopping as well as if my 2nd employer provides negative feedback to the ICA during application of the PR?

ii) This offer entails to travel within the South East Asian region. Part of the job description includes spending close to 1/2 a year or more overseas (I am unaware of any tax implications). Similarly, would this have an adverse impact on a potential future PR application?

Advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.


In the current situation - Out of 1 year - 1/2 a year you would be out of Singapore for work, I am not sure on what basis you they will consider you seriously for a PR. Unless your family resides in SG when you are away for work.

Also, for the third employer question - What would matter is how much career growth is it bringing in and what is the salary hike that you would get. In general, switching employers often or close to the application is not considered great.

We have not heard of cases where ICA asks for feedback from the past employers directly. They may check if you have worked there.

Both these are just factors, but stranger things have happened.

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Re: Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby Addadude » Fri, 11 Nov 2016 4:50 pm

More to the point, you should have a minimum of 3 years employment in SG. Unless you are Malaysian Chinese...
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Re: Does Job Hopping impact a PR application?

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 11 Nov 2016 5:15 pm

Addadude wrote:More to the point, you should have a minimum of 3 years employment in SG. Unless you are Malaysian Chinese...


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