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Expat looking for a way to get past the HR departments

Postby tryinghard » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 6:50 pm

I have been looking for work in Singapore for 4 months with very little joy. I have applied for lots of jobs and I have had absolutely no response. I have NEVER had a problem in the past finding many different countries. I am well qualified, I have great experience and skills and I really want to work.

Is there a trick to get past the HR departments here? Do I have to include (or exclude) something from my resume to increase my chances???

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 9:23 pm

Change your name to be Chinese...?

Most people find their jobs through their personal connections, not through the front door. See if you can find anybody you know on (eg) LinkedIn and work the network.


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Postby scamelsands » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 4:19 pm

One way of getting potenial employment contacts is through There is a local Singapore Ryze group.




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Postby Firefly2004 » Tue, 03 Aug 2004 12:44 pm

I'm a former headhunter and have some thots on this, Please write to me at for further discussion.

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