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Does anyone knows any company who hire on dependent pass?

Postby katePhp » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:45 pm

Am bored at home. Wanted to be in an office environment. My husband usually go home late. I've joined fitness club to keep me busy. Can anyone help me???? Worked in PRADA before as a boutique manager.But office is ok as long as am occupied.
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Postby Godmode » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 9:43 am

Hi,

My wife is currently in the same dillema.. Unfortunately even after having a Masters degree from a reputed business school, she cant find a job on dependent pass.

You can only imagine how worst it is. Let me know if u come across anything. I would also share some contacts.

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Postby Bremen » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 2:56 pm

I don't even think people on a dependent pass are allowed to work in SG, right? As such, any company hiring you would get into trouble if caught?
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Postby seasider » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 4:09 pm

Yes you are allowed to work on a DP. It's actually cheaper for the employer than an EP. They just need to apply for you a LOC (Letter of Consent) but most employers don't seem to want the hassle.

I worked twice on my DP before getting PR, although I assume my employers had to justify employing a foreigner instead of a local.

kate - if it's just something to keep you occupied, how about voluntary work?

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Postby Godmode » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 9:04 pm

Seasider...where can u find voluntary work.

Let me know too..my wife is interested and she is bored at home

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Postby katePhp » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 3:36 pm

First of all... Thank you for the suggestion.

Well I did some volunteer work in Shanghai for 2 years before we came here and it's not much fun for me. since, I don't speak much Mandarin amd they mostly go to remote places where they don't speak english. So I usually stay in the office and do some clerical job which is boring for me. Volunteer work suppose to be fun because you interact with diffrent people and learn from it. I LOVE HARD WORK AND I LOVE CHALLENGES. And if I don't get that from work I get bored easily.
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Postby katePhp » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 3:38 pm

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.

Appreciate it!
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JOB on Dependents pass

Postby parashar_sujata » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:42 am

Hi, My name is sujata, and i've shifted with my husband from india just 8 months back.I am on dependents pass as well. And even though i have a Masters degree in human rights+ a diploma in Travel nd tourism Mgmnt and total of 7+ yrs of work exp. i am finding it next to impossible ot get a job here. I have applied for over 20 jobs which perfectly fits my profile but all invain. Can anyone guide me?

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Postby bushbride » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 9:11 pm

Hi All,

I am on a dependant pass and am now working. It is absolutely possible!

I will make some suggestions relating to how I got my job:

I applied for jobs listed in popular mags relating to my field
I networked with people in similar fields
I found a recruitment agent who specialised in my field
I avoided putting that I had a dependant pass on my CV (told them when they asked for it and they were sold on my quals)
I sent my CV to companies I would like to work with/ match my background
also, your partner's organisation may have openings (and, if MNC, they tend to give preference to partners of employees)

It sounds like a lot, and it took many months until something came up. But, the key is to not let it get you down. Keep the momentum in applying and talk to people alot!

Keep positive everyone, and enjoy the opportunity to sleep in while you have the chance!

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Postby Godmode » Tue, 18 Jul 2006 11:13 am

bushbride,

can you share which consultant you found who is ready to help DP holders..coz my wife had a experience that mostly all of the recruitment consultant shy away from DP holders.

Please share the contacts if you can.

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Postby kiwikid75 » Tue, 18 Jul 2006 8:47 pm

I too am on DP and having absolutely no luck getting a job, yet applying for and checking what's available every day - very disheartening !!! I would also be grateful to know of recruitment places that actually want to help foreigners/DP holders - instead of those who just aren't interested (I'm an NZ citizen). :roll:

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Postby seajlnkh » Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:36 pm

It better not to work. Check up with ICA, they can advise you. But it a real hassle for a company to hire a DP, unless it a MNC or big company. The company need to make several trips to ICA & MOM. No jokes! :???:
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Postby kiwi klassic » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:59 am

Holly Cow, here I am ready to join my husband on a Dependant pass ofcourse, all packed up, my last day at work in Auckland today:( High hopes of landing a job on my arrival in Singapore and its all turned to muck now, reading this forum was noooooooooooooooooooot a good idea.

What have I landed myself into? All I can say to all fellow Dependant Pass holders is pray for me as well. I will give myself 2 months and take the next flight home, with or without husband, hehehehehhee.. :???:

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Postby k1w1 » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:26 am

It will really depend on what industry you are planning to get work in. In order to get an employment pass, the company has to justify employing a foreigner over a local.

If you are looking at doing a job where a local can easily be found, it will be difficult. This is what bushbride was talking about, I think. Your skills have to be something that can't be easily found in the local labour pool.

The American Association can be a good place to help expats get work, so you might want to look at their website and browse through their vacancies.

I can't imagine there would be a recruitment agency that would specialise in getting work for DP holders, as obviously this would be a massive range of industries.

You can work on a DP, but as already pointed out, most companies can't be bothered getting prior approval when they can easily get a local (and probably pay them less too).

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Postby bushbride » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:47 pm

Godmode wrote:bushbride,

can you share which consultant you found who is ready to help DP holders..coz my wife had a experience that mostly all of the recruitment consultant shy away from DP holders.

Please share the contacts if you can.


Thing is I when through a 'industry specific recruiter'. So my contacts may not help that much really. You will need to find one that specialises in your wife's field. What field is she in?

Also, get her to try recruitment companies from your home country. Some look to fill jobs they are advertising at home for relocation to Singapore. These people are very helpful and receptive to someone already in Singapore. The generic ones I can think of are 'Michael Page International' types.
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