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Finding employment?! Help!

Post by Clairelove93 » Sun, 10 Mar 2019 4:31 am

Hi everyone!

I currently live in the UK and work in financial services for a private bank. I’m going to be moving to Singapore in May/June time with my partner however am really beginning to worry about finding a job.

Is there any recruitment agencies that are best at helping an expat find work?

Really appreciate any hints and tips anyone can give!

Thanks so much
Claire x

 



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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 10 Mar 2019 5:42 am

So... I guess I'll be the grumpy ole pessimist curmudgeon and tell you that your chances of finding work, at least in any reasonable time frame, are slim to none. Read a couple of my other threads on the topic and let me know what you think. I think if you want to get here, you're going to need to be more than a "partner", you're going to need to be married.

I've focused on a specific post... the thread may be worth a read.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=129308&p=805529#p805529

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=129419&p=805869#p805869

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Post by PNGMK » Sun, 10 Mar 2019 10:05 am

LinkedIn is your best hope.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 11 Mar 2019 1:37 am

PNGMK wrote:LinkedIn is your best hope.
The only other thing I can suggest is to make a list of multi-nationals that have offices in Singapore. Each MNC will have global job postings on their website. Maybe there is something in Singapore that might fit for you.

Local recruiters are a waste of time. Imagine...

Local Recruiter (LR): Hey, I've got a hot prospect for you.

Employer (HR): Great! When can you send them over for an interview?

LR: Well, that will be a bit hard to do. She's in the UK. Can you talk to her on the phone?

HR: She's a Brit, is she? You know, I've already had three Brits on EP from Stan Chart apply for the position.

LR: Well, she seemed pretty good to me on the phone. Are you sure you can't give her a ring?

HR: I suppose I could. But, you know, we've just brought two dozen people in on EP from London to help out with that major transition project. I know we don't have a quota but my Singapore managers are already bitching about having so many clueless ang mo's running around the office.

LR: Yeh, I hear ya. These ang mo's can be a piece of work, can't they? She really wants to come work here, though. Her boyfriend is moving over for a job and she wants to be here.

HR: Wah lau eh???? So, if she doesn't like the place or she breaks up with the boyfriend, she'll be right back out of here, will she? At least if she was married... oh well... how much money is she asking for.

LR: She didn't say exactly but she's been making pretty decent coin back home.

HR: Hmmm... problem... she probably won't be happy with what we can offer her... and, I've got to pay for expat insurance as well. Locals really are cheaper, don't you think?

LR: Yes, that's true. Well, give her a thought, will you? Meanwhile, how about this candidate from POSB? Local Chinese, English and Mandarin skills, seems like a potential fast track candidate who comes pretty cheap.

HR: Great! When can you send her over for an interview?

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Re: Finding employment?! Help!

Post by lot286 » Tue, 12 Mar 2019 1:15 pm

lol. how true.. right on the points

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