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A.M.
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So I'm thinking of working in Singapore for a while...

Postby A.M. » Wed, 07 Mar 2007 8:45 am

Hi everyone!

I am planning on coming to Singapore in the next couple of months and try to get some work there. I am doing this for the experience and not for the money (I dont expect to save any) and I would like your opinion about my prospects:

I am a French native and have worked in the UK and Australia for the past 5 years. I am currently employed as an IT manager (for the past 2 years) and also have over 2 years experience working in call centers (in French and English).

I do not have any IT qualification beyond my french A-levels, however I cumulate 4 years of experience working in tech support (in both languages as well).

My plan so far is to go to Singapore asap and give myself 1 month to find a job (pretty much any job). Failing that I'll just go back to the UK.

My questions:
-Is fluent French useful in Singapore? Is it sought after? I know Manpower are looking for French-speaking customer service representatives but is it a rare occurence?
-Any chance to get an IT/Tech Support job, or do I have a better chance getting bilingual call center work?

Thanks in advance for your help :)

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Re: So I'm thinking of working in Singapore for a while...

Postby hei guess what » Wed, 07 Mar 2007 3:23 pm

A.M. wrote:I do not have any IT qualification beyond my french A-levels

It's gonna be tough as professional qualifications are very important to prove that you have skills far above what is already available locally . . .

Still, you could try applying online to French or French-speaking companies here

http://fccsingapore.com/members.cfm

http://www.blas.org.sg/

http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/

It is better to get a job offer before coming.


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