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Securing a job in financial services industry

Post by AvidTraveller » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 6:53 pm

Hi

I've been offered a job in Singapore with a MNC and our plan is for my husband (who's Brtitish) to quit his job in the UK to move with me. I'm trying to a get a feel for how long it generally takes to secure a job - I gather it would be much easier when one's physically located in Singapore.

Can anyone share their experiences on how long it took them / their spouse to look for a job in the financial services (insurance, as the case may be) industry ?
This will be an important factor for us in deciding whether to make the move or not.

Any helpful advice/comments would be welcome.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:30 am

AvidTraveller,

Kind of a loaded question isn't it. It obviously has everything to do with your husband's capabilities, education, experience and the local economy at the time. One could say 1 to 3 months, but there was a poster on here recently who has been here one years with a MBA who has not been able to secure employment.

As far as being located in Singapore, yes, this is true, it would be easier for him. But there is no way to give an approximate timeline to secure employment. With that, the economy seems to be doing much better and with the new Integrated Resorts starting to become work-in-progress I would assume the financial district would shoot up as well.

My advice, if you have no kids and your income is sufficient without him working in the short term, then go for it.

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