Diploma of IT (Singapore Polytechnic)
Advanced Diploma in Business Admin (Thames Business School/Informatics)
Degree in Business Admin (University of Portsmouth/Informatics) -Result Pending-
I've been in Singapore for around 9 years since Secondary 2. Recently I've graduated from informatics. On my friend's advice, I decided to seek employment based on my IT Diploma since it is more recognized. I've focused largely on Helpdesk posts and offers since I'm pretty comfortable with my English. Most of the time the employment agency made return calls, but I get turned down almost immediately when they discovered I do not possess Permanent Resident status. (It doesn't help that I've already stated that fact on my e-mail
and had to repeat it over the phone).
Still I kept trying, but nothing came of it. My 1 month social visit pass just ended and my kind friend decided to be my sponsor on a long-term pass.
After reading several posts I am aware I am at extreme disadvantage, possessing very little experience and having no equal footing with the locals. My lack of mastery in Chinese Language does not help either. It's been a frustrating search for me at the moment. Any advice would be welcome.
I've pondered on another possibility of employment though, since I have a relative who is Singaporean (an Uncle of mine who sheltered me till Polytechnic days) would it be possible if his company hires me for 6 months and using the pay slip record, I apply for Permanent Resident status?
But I'd rather turn to that alternative as a final measure since our relationship is kind of strained at the moment.
Thanks for replying!