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UK Masters student looking to work in Singapore

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Post by alittlerisky » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 2:59 am


a masters isn't worth shit in the face of 5 years years work experience dude...

get (if you can) a job in The City for a few years then market yourself in whatever country you need to have a definable skill and that applies to any job market, not just the Singapore market...

i'm arriving in sing in a couple of weeks...and i've got a degree, and a masters...and ten years investment banking experience...and i'm 31 years old....who is the employer going to choose?
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Post by madura » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:39 pm

RSIS is looking for research analyst:

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Post by mannequin » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 4:02 pm

mb71rev wrote:you know for a moderator youre not exactly moderate are you?.....I think youre missing the point mate...
Hi Michael, the moderators here are enigmatic. They puzzle me, Im new on this site btw.

Well I have a friend who studies IR at St Andrews, that aside. I agree with Fulham, get yourself into a graduate program. I would reccommend Diageo (liquors) or Loreal, and even Pwc. They seem to have a great training programmes. I didn't mean for this to sound like a hedonistic path.

Otherwise, check out jobs at and

and take your pick from there.

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Re: UK Masters student looking to work in Singapore

Post by ksl » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 9:22 am

mb71rev wrote:I have recently completed my Under-graduate honours degree, at St Andrews University, in International Relations where I received a grade of 2:1. I am now a third into my masters in International Relations at Sussex University which will finish in September 2008 and Im looking to move to Singapore when my course finishes.

I have some temp office work experience as well as loads of travel and odd jobs experience. 'Jack of all trades' comes to mind.

Any tips on how to get myself a decent career out there would be greatly appreciated. Oh, I grew up in Singapore and my father and brother are still there but they're a little short on practical advice to say the least!!

Many thanks in advance,


Michael Brown
To be quite honest what you need to do, is set your sights on reaching the top....with International Relations behind you, i would suggest signing up with a MNC like

Who can fine tune you into doing something of great importance, with your also get paid while learning the ropes i believe.

Maersk is a good company, not that i have been employed by them, but I did register my CV with them, 18 months later, they contacted me, and paid for my flight, and accommodation, i was impressed, with the VIP treatment and I was also offered a postion, of employement of which I had to turn down, due to other commitments.

There is a good career path to follow, so i would go for it, you may even get to Singapore too.

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Post by madura » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 9:05 pm

I believe their trainee program has been suspended in Singapore?

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