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From India, Want job in Import Export Trading Co.

Postby kpradeepsingh » Sat, 26 May 2007 6:40 pm

Hi, I am working in an Indian Company, deals in import and export of Bearings. Now, I want to relocate to Singapore. Can anyone help me in providing some information regarding How to get a job here in Singapore. I have Degree in Commerce and Diploma in Import and Export Management. Also have 6 years of experience. I have hear that without having PR or Citizenship It is difficult to find a good Job. Please provide me some guidance!
Thanks in Advance :)

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Postby chixchix » Sun, 27 May 2007 8:30 pm

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Why are you so negative !

Postby kpradeepsingh » Mon, 28 May 2007 2:56 pm

Sir,
I have read many post of you and from that I come to know that you are so negative person. Atleast about jobs in Singapore.

Why?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 May 2007 3:30 pm

kpradeepsingh,

I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but JP & SE are just being honest. As JP puts it "Brutally Honest". You want that we should pump you up and get you to borrow money to possibly finance a job hunting trip to Singapore knowing that you don't have what is needed in order to be successful? Then you come back on the board to scold them for misleading you?

I'd say that both are giving you and anybody else a heads up on the reality of getting a job here. They are not trying to discourage you but to make sure you know what is the score here. Unless you really have something that the average Singaporean doesn't have, your chances are slim.

I have to agree with them. I was a recruiter for 14 years here in Singapore and am currently an HR Manager for an SME here with around 200 staff.

Remember, Singapore is a small island state of less than 500 sq/km and already 1 out of 4 people here are foreigners. They have to take care of their own citizens first so why should they import what they already have in abundance?

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Postby riversandlakes » Mon, 28 May 2007 3:59 pm

For one thing, posting 'job wanted' in an expats forum will not get you a job. find the jobs via recruitors on the listed job sites above and give it a shot.

then the balance is on how cheap you are willing to go for the skills you have. well, if it's a sacrifice you are willing to make, get your PR on that 'cheap job', then hunt around for your real worth.

That's my way. Though i wasn't willing to go cheap and i was lucky in that sense.
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Postby kpradeepsingh » Mon, 28 May 2007 4:22 pm

Thanks, riversandlakes for Boosting, I really appreciate, Can you give me your email id, Thanks, as I can not send you PM

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 May 2007 10:22 pm

R&L,

You forgot to tell him that you are into the IT sector which is/was very much in demand without an overabundance of talent already here AND that you are Malaysian which makes it considerably easier as well. That and the cost of making multiple runs to Singapore is very cheap while looking. You make it sound as if he only has to work cheap to get a job. You know that is patently wrong unless it's in a sector without sufficient resources already here.

We just don't want to see people blow a wad of dough for a probable wasted trip. I've already seen enough like that, that have been suckered by agents already. It's sad when you see them 2 or 3 days after they have exhausted all their money and time with nothing to show for it. Often times without even getting an interview.

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Postby riversandlakes » Tue, 29 May 2007 5:31 pm

Err... usual Disclaimer always on...
Goatboy will always cherish his former goatgirl.

But the world is full of fluffier ones.

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Re: Why are you so negative !

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 29 May 2007 8:34 pm

kpradeepsingh wrote:Sir,
I have read many post of you and from that I come to know that you are so negative person. Atleast about jobs in Singapore.

Why?


So... give me just one skill or element of experience that you have that cannot be found in the local Singapore workforce. Life works like this. If you are already working for a company and they want to bring you to Singapore, an EP will be pretty easy, especially if it is an established company that pays taxes, hires locals, etc.

But if you are coming in searching for a job, then a company will have to get an EP for you. And that EP is granted on the basis of the fact that a local company cannot find local talent.

I'm not trying to be negative, but what do you have that locals don't? Import/export experience? Many locals have that. Do you have special connections to India that would single you out as an asset? Then maybe you can sell yourself on that aspect AND the company can sell the Sing govt on that was well.

See, you have to find the thing that differentiates you from the average applicant if you hope to succeed.

Good luck.

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Postby chixchix » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 3:06 pm

hhmmmm reminds me that even though I am local, its been 5 months and I am still looking for a job ..... :( :( Pradeep yaar ,,ek baat sun leh,,yeh country pehle naukri apne yellow chehre wallon ko dheti hai..baad mei indians ko ...samjhe nah :wink:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:09 pm

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Postby chixchix » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 12:53 pm

lol SMS :lol: :lol: now dont tell me you are so clever that you understood what I wrote ehhehehheehhe.....
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 2:07 pm

Want to guess my Singaporean wife's race? :wink:

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Postby chixchix » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 8:24 pm

ahhahahha now now dont tell me she's a north Indian ....lol ..i thought you mentioned that she was a South Indian,,if that was the case then she wouldnt understand hindi sayang... :wink: lol ....
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