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Landed in Singapore for a job hunt, now what?

Postby Marvel » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 5:55 am

Hi guys,

They say the best way to find a job in a new country is to actually be there in person. I know through personal experience that the major job sites are pretty much useless for those of us looking for jobs from overseas.

But now my question is, say I do buy a ticket to Singapore and fly there. Then what? How would I approach the situation any differently really?

Wouldn't I still have to apply through the ads (usually on Internet)? Dealing with job agencies would be the same as when overseas.

So which new channels open up to me when I am in Singapore? I can't think of any. What am I missing?

Thanks in advance.

Marvel

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 6:09 am


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Postby Marvel » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 5:28 pm



Uhh there's actually nothing written there that I couldn't do from here :)

Anyway thanks for your reply, I already got some great leads. To all you people trying for a job in Singapore, my experience is that you definitely do not need to drop everything and actually go there to arrange it.

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Postby pstanley » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:59 pm

Marvel wrote:


Uhh there's actually nothing written there that I couldn't do from here :)

Anyway thanks for your reply, I already got some great leads. To all you people trying for a job in Singapore, my experience is that you definitely do not need to drop everything and actually go there to arrange it.


Hi Marvel,

How you get your leads? I could well be in a similar situation in the future and am not sure whether to get a job then go there or go there and get a job.

I work in the computer industry.

thanks

Paul


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