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What Kind of Jobs are available for Freshers in Singapore

Postby Horrip » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 2:44 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have recently started reading the posts in this forum and found them very informative. I had actually planned to come to Singapore on a tourist Visa (from Nepal) and look for a job and 'start' a carreer. But now, I am not sure if I should do that.

How possible is it to get a job (any odd job would do) after coming there on a tourist visa? Regarding my skill set, I am teacher and a writer. I have worked in good schools in the past. And now I am into communicative English training for adults. I train on both voice and accent as well as written communications. I also copywrite teaching materials and write news articles for various news portals.

My long term objective is to work either as a corporate trainer or a journalist. However, to start with in a new setting I am quite open to do any job.

So, I would like to know how easy is it to get jobs there with this qualification (A-levels and B.Ed. in English) and experience in Singapore and what is the package that we can expect.

Thank you very much for the information.

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Postby royallyme » Fri, 29 Jun 2007 4:55 pm

Perhaps you could try MOE- Ministry of education since you have a bachelor of education, and become an english teacher. More information about pay structure or benefits can be found on their website- www.moe.gov.sg. =)

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Postby Horrip » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 7:09 pm

Thank you Newbie for the reply and the information. I have heard that nowadays there is no demand for English teachers. Is that true? And should we get an job offer before we can apply for an EP with the MOM or can we directly apply for the EP?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 12:12 am

Unless you are a Native English Speaker you will have very little luck here in Singapore trying to teach. It is also illegal to work in Singapore on a tourist Visa. Odd jobs or otherwise. Singapore is a small country and only brings in foreign talent that it cannot supply on it's own be it new technology or construction labourers. Why would they want to bring in a Fresher without any experience? Doesn't make any sense. You would best advised to get a few years experience in your own country before trying to sell what you don't have overseas.

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Postby Horrip » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 1:04 pm

I actually have about 4 years of teaching experience for A-levels. would that be of any help?

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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 02 Jul 2007 11:54 pm

Horrip wrote:I actually have about 4 years of teaching experience for A-levels. would that be of any help?

I'm afraid Indians are not considered "native speakers" in Singapore. Please read up on the following:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic39062.html
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Postby Horrip » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 6:18 pm

Jpotkal,

Unfortunately, there is no country where mathematics is the native language.
or is there one??

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 9:30 pm

What JP is trying to say, and I had already said in a previous post was that Singapore only wants to being in "Native English Speakers". Unfortunately, that erroneously translates into "Caucasian" in most instances. I know that this is wrong, but what to do? Native Speaker does indicate that it's the speakers national language as opposed to their second language.

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:35 pm

Horrip wrote:Jpotkal,

Unfortunately, there is no country where mathematics is the native language.
or is there one??

Dunno, but you were asking about "communicative English training" in your original post :???:
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