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Seek advice on getting IT jobs in Singapore

Postby teiklee » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 5:10 pm

Hi,

I am interested to get an IT manager job in Singapore and plan to migrate to Singapore.

I hold an MBA and have 9 years work experience in IT. I currently work as Senior System Analyst. I visited few job websites (e,g, Jobstreet, JobsDB, monster.com, ST701) and have also applied relevant jobs online. However, I don't get any reply in the past 2-months.

I trust you will give some good advice on:
1. effective ways on scanning/securing IT manager position in Singapore
2. some info on salary guide for IT manager
3. I am married with two young kids (4 yrs and 2 yras old), what is the right income level to maintain a moderate living in SG?

Thanks in advance for your kind feedback/sharing. Cheers. :)

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Postby chinhow78 » Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:44 am

I am regret to tell you that most of the managerial positions in Singapore are reserved for Singaporean or PR. I would suggest you could find a professional job for your first job in Singapore as a stepping stone to apply PR. :P

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Postby teiklee » Wed, 20 Dec 2006 11:27 am

Thank you chinhow78 for advice.

I understand it's a 'chicken & egg' situation where one has to get a PR first in order to secure a good job, yet the PR is only offered to those who has secure a job in SG.

I would seriously consider your advice. Any recommendation on what type of IT professional jobs to start with?

Thanks.

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Postby chinhow78 » Wed, 20 Dec 2006 2:14 pm

Hi Teiklee,

Firstly, I am just sharing my opinion to you in here, it might right or it might not. I am also going to look for a job in Singapore after my year end bonus.

You are now working as a Senior System Analyst as you have mentioned in your previous post, I think you must possess some specialised skills like in programming. Just apply the jobs which are related to your expertise so that you will stand a better chance to be employed.

Higher the percentage to get hired if you have some specialised skills which Singaporean don't have. Remember, Singaporean always have the priority to be employed unless they do not have some specialised skills required by the employer or other factors could also be taken into consideration like you are willing to work on saturday, slightly lower wage offered etc. Bear in mind that you must have some attractive points over Singaporean only you will get hired for the first job in Singapore.

Since you are going to have a job position more on management side rather than technical, I personally suggest you to apply jobs like IT Executive or Project Management Executive in MNC (Multi Nation Corporation) in order to accumulate your management skill in these MNC to benefit your CV in future and at the same time applying your residence status in Singapore. You might have some alternatives to look for the jobs through online. Find out some MNC in Singapore and log into their locals' official web portal and search for the Career in their portals. Some of the job positions are posted in their local web portal but not in the Recruitment web.

Suggestions above are merely my personally point of views, simply take it as a reference. :cool:

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Postby renter » Fri, 22 Dec 2006 3:36 pm

I don't think managerial jobs are reserved for Singaporeans or PRs.
MNCs in Singapore have a lot of foreign managers. It could be a lot of other reasons, esp. the cost of hiring.

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Postby tfang » Thu, 25 Jan 2007 1:19 am

hi there,
Many companies do hire foreigners for IT roles.
From what you've described, you are in programming? can you provide details?

the job situation in singapore cannot be better, particularly for it personnels.... but just dont proscratinate!

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Postby meandyou » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 5:26 pm

tfang...post your email atleast so that we know where to send our cvs to you? pm your emaill thnkas

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pls send cvs to...

Postby tfang » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:51 pm


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Postby teiklee » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 11:08 pm

Many thanks, tfang

I have sent my CV to your yahoo mail. Please let me know if more information needed.

Appreciate very much your help. :)


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