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Postby Taylormade » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 9:50 pm

Thanks! Do you know more about this industry in Singapore? If so, may I send you a private message to get more info?

I am sure I will make more than 100K if we include bonus.

It is not Manpower, nor is it Kelly's.

It is the market leader for recruitment in the financial field.

I think I know what to ask for, they seem to be very eager and I am up for it, if the financial incentive and career path are both good.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:24 pm

Unless it has changed considerably since I left the business as an employee, I think you will find that here it is rather meagre on the basic side but with ample commissions. Therefore it will be up to you to bring the bacon to the table. Most companies here just tend to give you the table and it's up to you to fill out your menu if you catch my drift. Sounds like you might be talking about RH? No I don't have any data about them as my expertise was in hard engineering in the O&G/Petrochem/Civil arena. I don't venture outside my expertise for a quick buck at the expense of my rep.

Good luck to you, your estimated is should be within expectations on both sides as long as you are talking all-in numbers.

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Postby Taylormade » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 3:06 pm

Oh, seems I can't send a PM.

I wanted to send one to you sms, thanks so much for giving your insight info on this.

My main motivation is not the money. I will explain why. I am in a company with many opportunities to grow, both business wise (for the company) and personal wise (short path to management level). I have been in Shanghai for 3 years and I know that I will not stay here forever but I would like to experience Singapore as a working professional. For me to give up my current job, the opportunity in Singapore should be a very good one, but also with reasonable pay. My wife will go along with me and she needs time to find a job, so I need to support both as well.

I know Singapore, I know we can fit in well there and should we have kids, then Singapore would be a perfect place to raise them. The only question is, is the timing right?

They have been pushing as well, said this is the right moment to make the step, otherwise it would be too late. Imho, this is bs, there is always an opportunity to make a move, if they want me know, I am sure they even want me more in 1-2 years. I am convinced of that. They are very eager, want to fly me into Singapore for further interviews, I will have to free up some time in my schedule.

For them to convince me? Clear career path, 100K basic salary excluding housing and certain support for us to integrate into Singapore society.

What about the Chinese market for people like us? Hot, hot, hot, hot, hot. I am now on 70 SGD net per year and I know I can be on 100K within 2 years, with yearly increases of 15-25% and promotion increase. I have been approached by two other firms here in Shanghai, but moving within Shanghai is not an option. Singapore is my next destination.

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Postby NuClear » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 12:16 am

singaporeans earn so much? god darn, i'm the only poor basket around here huh?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 05 Sep 2007 1:48 pm

NuClear wrote: god darn, i'm the only poor basket around here huh?


Looking at the quality of your posts, I'd say what you are currently earning is still probably way way too much. No matter how little, you are probably still overpaid.

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Postby Taylormade » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 5:03 pm

Well, I got the offer and I must say, I am disappointed.

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Postby gnom » Wed, 26 Sep 2007 7:50 pm

I got an offer today and they will give me SD 140k, 1 month appartment, relocation, flight.

Is this a good deal? Im a Unix administrator with more then 10 years experience.

The condos are so expensive in Sing. Should I go for the rent too?

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Postby MblSH » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 8:42 pm

gnom wrote:I got an offer today and they will give me SD 140k, 1 month appartment, relocation, flight.

Is this a good deal? Im a Unix administrator with more then 10 years experience.

The condos are so expensive in Sing. Should I go for the rent too?


Is it also in a bank, like your previous positions? What's the title offered, if you don't mind me asking?

S$140 would be a fair offer, I guess; unfortunately, as far as I know banks here do not offer rent allowance for grunts, at least not for permanent relocation - it's all based on rumors though, so I might be wrong.

Also, they have all adopted this 'whatever you got now + 10% scheme', which is annoying, so the offered figure is more tied to whatever you're getting now, instead of experience

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Postby gnom » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:48 pm

It is in a bank and the jobtitle would be Solaris Systems Engineer.

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Postby MblSH » Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:04 pm

By title I meant is it AVP or VP level, or manager/general manager, not the job title :)

Anyway, I think that it's fair for a technical position in the bank right now, unless it's not a critical role that they absolutelly have to fill asap and are willing to pay extra.

Everybody is doing cost-cutting here :(

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Postby gnom » Sun, 30 Sep 2007 11:20 pm

ok, sorry for the missunderstanding and thank you for the information

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Postby Ahdave » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 5:52 pm

got that high?

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Postby samuel.faith » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:10 pm

Hi,

I have 4 years of experiences as Personnel Executive Officer (same as Human Resource Manager) at the local ISP in Myanmar. Plus, I have one year experiences as Operations Executive at a tourism industry as well.

I would like to know that with my work experiences, what kind of jobs and salaries can I expect to get in Singapore? I am planning to apply for jobs there.

Thanks in advance!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:48 pm

If you are a Myanmar national you will probably be looking at 1800~2000 SGD/mo max. I know this is not what you want to hear but thats the hard facts.

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Postby jp900 » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 8:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are a Myanmar national you will probably be looking at 1800~2000 SGD/mo max. I know this is not what you want to hear but thats the hard facts.


You seem to know banking. How about retail banking. How much do you think a manager (regional) in the likes of Citibank or DBS or Amex would make? Thanks!


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