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DISCRIMINATION? GRADUATE WITH NO EXPERIENCE, HOW EASY?

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.

Marlowe
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Postby Marlowe » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 7:13 pm

there's a well-known quote that the hardest working and best-prepared tend to have the best luck. in other words, most of what you achieve in life is based upon the amount of effort you put into it.

for the most part, if you really want something in life and are willing to REALLY put in the work and sacrifice, you will get it.

try to tap into networking opportunities, talk to recruiters, go to big companies and small companies, and just work your butt off, and something will happen. might not be in a week, but if you work harder than the other guy, good things will happen to you. good luck.

obiwan
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Postby obiwan » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:03 am

heyup peeps,

I just wanted to add something to this post. My friend who is a fresh graduate from one of the uni in Australia (in fact he just graduated 2 months ago). No prior experience, good marks (but not perfect) is now working in Sg (as expat). I still dont know why he chose Sg while he can have his career in Australia. But I leave that decision to his discretion as long as he keep in contact with us :).

In getting the job all he had to do was go into the company website and apply for it there (he did apply to many companies, not only Sg though).

In short I have to agree with kyshine that Luck is really an important part of all. Other than of course networking with other people... but somehow luck beats it all... hahaha :D

So I dont think comparing between local graduate and foreign graduate is the main issue. I think its about the company whether they want to hire you as a foreigner or not. Like eagle said its not a hassle applying for EP.

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Postby zltm089 » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 4:35 am

oh thats great! there is still hope! i will spend another year in london to think about my career and try to get a job here first. If unsuccessful then i might try Canada and then Singapore.

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Postby ecco » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 3:57 pm

your comments are really insight~~~I'm going to graduate from an Australian university and I'm thinking about working in Singapore :D
I'd try my best and wish some luck :) ~~~
hmmmm......


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