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sg IT Job Water Testing

Postby coatimundi » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 2:36 am

Hi all. New to the forum, but it's certainly nice to see something like this exists. I LOVE Singapore and have wanted to return for a visit for many years but have never had enough vacation (I travel domestically quite a bit).

My dad's been bugging about this for a few months, but I've always been very cynnical, knowing that Singapore is very restrictive about its job market and that, for several years, the IT market there was saturated.

Anyway, I'm mainly a web developer PHP coder specializing in database-driven web applications with five years experience. I have 2 years pro experience in Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. I also have pro experience in ColdFusion and ASP. Also have admin experience on Linux/Apache and Windows/IIS. BBA in Management but always in IT (worked in the private sector and for a non-profit, but mostly for universities).
As an added bonus, I was an expat kid in high school in Singapore for about 2 years, which is the main reason I'd like to return. I'm not married, have no kids or pets, require basically no housing or moving assistance, and would need maybe 2-4 weeks notice to leave the US.

Any hope for me? If so, what are my resources?
I also actually really like KL, but am certainly aware of Malaysia's general instability. Are the opportunities better up there?

Thanks in advance. Any advice appreciated.

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Re: sg IT Job Water Testing

Postby jpatokal » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:11 pm

coatimundi wrote:Anyway, I'm mainly a web developer PHP coder specializing in database-driven web applications with five years experience. I have 2 years pro experience in Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. I also have pro experience in ColdFusion and ASP. Also have admin experience on Linux/Apache and Windows/IIS. BBA in Management but always in IT (worked in the private sector and for a non-profit, but mostly for universities).

Jack of all trades, but master of what? Why should a company here go through the hassle of getting specifically you an EP, instead of hiring locally?

Any hope for me? If so, what are my resources?
I also actually really like KL, but am certainly aware of Malaysia's general instability. Are the opportunities better up there?

Not necessarily, and the salaries are certainly worse.
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Postby coatimundi » Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:52 am

Oh, did I mention that I also arrange and design shrubberies?

Thanks for the response. That kind of confirms my feelings about it. I'd like to move back, but I refuse to work for a corporation here (so I can't get moved over) and have nothing too special to offer. I can usually separate myself from the pack here with the GIS and ColdFusion experience, but I'm sure that's not good enough for SG concerns. Brass tax I'm just a lowly American coder.

Thanks again. I guess I just need to get back over to visit, spend a couple of weeks there and maybe realize that it wasn't as fabulous as I remember.


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