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Postby luckytweety » Thu, 10 May 2007 1:31 pm

Hi,

I have been in job search since Jan 07 and so far the offers are not so good...

It is mostly contract job for 2 years with salary under 2k...

I tried everything to look for jobs (online, newspaper, agency) but still not succesful.

Anyone has any idea wat else I should do to get a job in Spore?

Oh ya my background :
Degree from Univ of texas at Austin, US in business comm
3 years work experience
Singapore PR

Thanks

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Postby Makan24-7 » Sat, 12 May 2007 3:55 pm

If you graduated from UT Austin, you should leverage your alumni network and alumni career services to find a job especially when u have 3 yrs of experience.

If possible, look for US recruiting for positions back in Singapore. Get hired in the US for positions in Singapore.

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Postby Way_Fast_Whitey » Sun, 13 May 2007 1:14 am

I agree. Try to find a U.S. MNC that would hire you in the U.S. (at a MUCH higher salary vs. SG) and be posted here. Because you're a PR you probably would not get an expat package since you're local now (but doesn't hurt to ask). Good Luck.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 May 2007 2:02 am

So far, unless I've misread the OP's post, we don't know where the OP is from. He/she could be a Malaysian with a UT Austin degree and went to school in Singapore before going to UT. This way he would be a PR with a degree but not an American which we are automatically assuming.

I'm afraid we don't have enough data.

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Postby Makan24-7 » Sun, 13 May 2007 11:29 am

Sms- it shouldn't matter.

I'm Malaysian Chinese too but if I really wanted to get a job outside the US, I'd go back to my alumni network, alumni career services or at worst, recruiting firms in the US to find a job through US recruiting for positions outside the US. Though they aren't likely to offer expat packages, the compensation package will be a lot better than a local one.

OP's from UT Austin which is a pretty good school. If she graduated from the McCombs school of business there, she shouldn't have a problem doing the above. She should make use of the benefits that come from graduating from a good school.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 May 2007 12:45 pm

Makan24-7 wrote:Sms- it shouldn't matter.


100% agreement. But. What should be and what is often practiced, especially here, isn't always in sync with the rest of the world. While I know that UT is a good school, Getting a US company to hire and send here without any US track record (like yourself) may be a more difficult proposition unless they have a degree in a field that is in demand like the financial services industries. :wink: Even then, I doubt whether they would jump through hoops unless it were a position where they could get an H1B visa to test them state-side first.

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Postby luckytweety » Sun, 13 May 2007 11:14 pm

Thanks for the reply

I don't think I can apply as an Expat because I study in the US as an international student... As far as my understanding, Expats only valid to someone, who holds a residency (PR or Citizen ), get a job in the US and being transfered to Singapore ....

I tried to apply to MNC company such as IBM, Canon, etc but no results yet!

Hmm, I have not been in those alumni things for a while.. Maybe I will try to check it out... The last time I check it out, there are rarely active alumni outside the US...

My friend suggested me to work through referral in Singapore, but unfortunately, I do not really know anyone here who has a good connection inside MNC company or Singaporean company, who can hook me up... :???:

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Postby Makan24-7 » Tue, 15 May 2007 1:16 am

Not asking you to apply as an expat.

Let me give you an example - at one of the undergrad alumni career websites of a good public school in the US, there was a posting for an analyst at a boutique strategy consulting firm in Singapore. There is even an alumni networking contact for that position who is based in the US. It's not an expat position but they are recruiting for positions in Singapore. These positions might not offer you expat salaries but they are better than local packages plus you don't have to deal with the quirks of Singaporean recruiting practices except at the final interview with the MD at the Singapore office.

I will be surprised if the McCombs school at UT Austin did not have such resources for its alumni to tap into.

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Postby luckytweety » Tue, 15 May 2007 10:23 am

Heii,

thanks for the suggestion

Anyway, although my major's name is Marketing Communication, but it is not under Business Mc Comb, but it is under Communication :)

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