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Is there a agency in spore that recruits Indian Nationals?

Postby sweetestjoy » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 4:16 pm

Helping a friend who is an indian national look for a job..
anybody know of any agencies?

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 4:36 pm

I'm not sure if you mean specialising in Indian nationals, but recruiters here deal with anyone who gets them their CV.
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Postby sweetestjoy » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 5:06 pm

Vaucluse wrote:I'm not sure if you mean specialising in Indian nationals, but recruiters here deal with anyone who gets them their CV.


Hi Vaucluse,
I've sent out abt 100 CVs.. but nobody has replied. I'm sure there's an agency that specialise in recruiting Foreigners .... no?

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 9:31 pm

I don't think so - let me check
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:10 am

sweetestjoy wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:I'm not sure if you mean specialising in Indian nationals, but recruiters here deal with anyone who gets them their CV.


Hi Vaucluse,
I've sent out abt 100 CVs.. but nobody has replied. I'm sure there's an agency that specialise in recruiting Foreigners .... no?


Agencies here specialise in finding people for their clients not jobs for people. If your CV happens to fit the recruiters current position profile then you might get a call provided the client is a) willing to hire a foreigner in the first place or, b) is not looking for someone who is a 'right fit' into his organization (you can read between the lines there if you want) or, c) you have a skillset or experience that cannot be easily found in the local population.

As far as the lack of replies, please remember, local recruiters get bombarded by literally thousands of CV's from India every year. If you are not here in Singapore the odds are heavily stacked against you (virtually impossible actually). Even if you are here on an SVP your odds are still not good but they are a lot better.

As far as the recruiters answering you, why should they? If you send an unsolicited CV to an agency they are not under any obligation to answer you. Unlike India, China, Philippines and most other Asian countries, it is against the law in Singapore to charge a job seeker a fee for finding him/her a job. Because of that, you are basically reduced to perishable inventory (6 months shelf life at best). If you are replying to a specific advertisement then they should at least acknowledge receipt of your submission. If you post your CV to an online database you may get an autoresponse or not.

Again, the odds of a recruiter looking at it immediately are slim unless you are replying to an advertisement. Please stop and think for a minute the numbers of unsolicited incoming CV's everyday to recruitment agencies. If recruiters took the time to read each and every one of them, how would they ever have the time to actually place anybody? A little common sense would go a long way here!

I personally do not look at any Indian CV's coming directly from India because I can't place them. I don't even put them into my database (most won't tell you this however a lot think the same way but for different reasons). I do carry a number of Indian in my databases but they get there because they already have international exposure of at least 3 to 5 years and in the specializations that I handle. Otherwise, it does no good for me to just stuff my database with what is to me, useless data.

I apologise if I have been rather blunt but this is the truth of the matter. And before you ask, I do not handle IT at all.

I still wish you luck with your job search anyway.

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Postby sweetestjoy » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 9:00 am

Hi SMS,

Would you mind taking a look at my friend's resume.. and no he's not applying for an IT Job..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 9:35 am

sweetestjoy wrote:Hi SMS,

Would you mind taking a look at my friend's resume.. and no he's not applying for an IT Job..


Check my profile. No promises however.

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Postby sweetestjoy » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 9:45 am

Hi sms,

Thanks alot for taking the time to reply.
I've checked your profile, but i'm unable to log on to your website..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 10:47 am

sweetestjoy wrote:Hi sms,

Thanks alot for taking the time to reply.
I've checked your profile, but i'm unable to log on to your website..


Try again, underscore should have been a hypen.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:20 am

As SMS has already stated so eloquently - nope, no agencies here specialise in Indian applicants, which doesn't surprise me.

Singapre is a difficult market to get into simply because the population is quite highly educated - usually overseas - and high-end jobs (MNC) are historically staffed by Western expats, though this is changing, but Singaporeans are taking their places.


(SMS - you might want to change the following on your website: "we are able to offer you very competitive rates and a fantastic guarantee.")
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Postby sweetestjoy » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:21 pm

Vaucluse & SMS,

Thank you very much for your kind help & advice.
But please do let me know if your come across any job openings etc...

Much appreciated :)

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:26 pm

Sweetestjoy, it might help if you let us know a bit more. I'm having drinks with a friend this afternoon, coincidentally he is Indian and a headhunter for the IT field only.

There are lots of jobs here, but you have given us no clue as to what your friend does.
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Postby sweetestjoy » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:31 pm

Hi Vaucluse,

Would it be ok if I email you his CV?
He has experience in many fields, so basically he is willing to take up any job that is open to him at the moment & not being choosy due to the job market at the current moment.

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Postby By any chance... » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 2:23 pm

Dear SMS and Vaucluse,

Do you know any recruiter/headhunter specialised in science and technology jobs in Singapore?

Thanks a lot.

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Postby frontier » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 4:45 pm

Interesting view. However I would like give my two cents on it. There are plenty of companies here which specialises in recruiting Indian nationals only. However such companies only work in IT domains. All the big names in Professional service sector like Ness,Globe soft,Optimum, SuvinTechRobert Walters, Kelly IT services and even IBM and HP all take Indian nationals in loads.

There are however reasons for such a strategy. Firstly the difference in salary. An indian is easily lured to get an international exposure. However these days an average salary of an indian professional is quite high even in Singapore, however still there is a marked difference. A local singaporean will never settle for a salary of 4K for about 7-8 years of solid Industry experience. However for an Indian national 4k is still double as much the amount he would get in india.

Second and the major fact is that Indian nationals or foreign nationals professionals brought on contract are easily dispensable. You cannot say the same for Singaporeans. Locals usually will not slog for hours without overtime. However foreign nationals like Indians or phillipinoes are quite accomodating and dont mind putting in long hours.

This is precisely the reason why IBM,HP MNC like Citibank,Barclays are flooded with Indian IT professionals. They would even apply for their EP because at the end of the day these companies taking these professionals on contract dont have to take the responsibilities of deliverables.

So yeah there are tonnes of agency who will take an indian national cv. But yeah if its not IT then your chances of getting a job is extremely difficult.


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