I am looking to move to SG from the UK due to personal reasons (girlfriend is Singaporean and currently unable to live with me in UK) and professional reasons (I see this as a good way to progress my career).
To give a brief background, I graduated in 2018 with a First Class in Economics and have just over 3 years experience at a multi-national bank.
I have been applying for external roles, however with no such luck. I feel this is due to a number of reasons, having spoke to people I know in the country: a) Covid pressures on job market, b) Roles usually requiring a little more experience than I have (c.4-6 years) and c) Drive to support local citizens trying to get employment (and rightly so). An internal transfer is not possible at this time due to lack of roles at my current company.
I have recently been granted a 6 month WHP, so I am now considering temporary employment in the hope I can then stay permanently (whilst applying for perm jobs in the background). Long story short, I have some questions:
- What is the best way for WHP holders to get employment for 6 months? Currently I am just looking at contract roles on Linkedin, Indeed, etc.
- Could I be underselling myself i.e. in a normal environment would I potentially find getting a role easier, and therefore I should wait?
- Off topic, but where are the best places to find a decent Studio? (I am currently looking at a budget of circa 2000 SGD, although this can be flexed upwards and downwards