Singapore Expats Forum

Any Job opportunities for Dependant Pass holders?

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

dumuthi
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri, 23 Oct 2009

Re: hi

Postby dumuthi » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:32 am

ksl wrote:
dumuthi wrote:Im also holding a dependent pass and holding a Bsc honors degree in Biochemistry and molecular Biology also i have post graduate qualification in business management. I sales administrative experience of one year at a pharmaceutical company.
I see there are lot of life sciences related jobs in singapore but Im unable to apply since they ask for PR or citizens.
Is there any possibility of getting a job in singapore or will I be left unemployed with all my qualifications, Im so depressed about this. Someone please sugguest what I should do about this.
Thanks....


I'm interested to know more, can you PM me with your email or tlf number. I'm very interested to discuss biochemistry and microbiology with you and the possibility of something new.


Hi,
sorry still cannot PM because Im still new here and do not have enough posts to do so. Anyway my E mail is kanchani159@gmail.com.
thanks.

cristina fuchs
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri, 13 Nov 2009
Location: singapore

Re: hi

Postby cristina fuchs » Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:33 pm

dumuthi wrote:Im also holding a dependent pass and holding a Bsc honors degree in Biochemistry and molecular Biology also i have post graduate qualification in business management. I sales administrative experience of one year at a pharmaceutical company.
I see there are lot of life sciences related jobs in singapore but Im unable to apply since they ask for PR or citizens.
Is there any possibility of getting a job in singapore or will I be left unemployed with all my qualifications, Im so depressed about this. Someone please sugguest what I should do about this.
Thanks....


hi
i was in the same situation,now is a little bettre,i had letter of conset aproval from MOM,and i stat working part time...they don'.t need me full time yet..
but i am still depress because i can't work like doctor,i am still awaintig SDC (singapore dental council)to clarifice my case...

i was looking for job and everyboby wants PR or sigaporian,i am still DP,in the meentime me applyed for PR...after than i hope to be easyer to find a better job here

in my case was i think a little bit more luck,because in less than 1 mounth i got letter of consent from MOM,
hi ..
i sow somebody asked dentist jobs here...i am denstist,i applyed to SDC for permision to sit for gualification exam...,my degree is recognise in UK but here they said is not enougt here

so..i am awaintig to see what they will decide

User avatar
pinkypillz
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore

I am a clinical psychologist and no job for me in Sg

Postby pinkypillz » Mon, 30 Aug 2010 9:22 pm

hello everyone,

i have been working as a clinical psychologist before coming to Singapore, i have 2 years experience yet, i have applied to many organization but no response. i am on DP...

would love to know ideas and suggestions

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34338
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:17 pm

Just keep trying and go listen to the PM's NRS on Utube to see what you are going to be up against.

User avatar
intellectualsmuse
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun, 20 Dec 2009

Postby intellectualsmuse » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 1:43 pm

Hello everyone,

Am currently on a DP here and working full time. Based on my personal experience I think its a lot easier to get an LOC than an EP and its usually hassle free. You need to first find a job after which your employer requests MoM for an LOC for you. In my case the LOC was approved within 3 working days which I thought was pretty cool.

Finding a job in SG as a DP can take time and I can completely relate to the frustration some of you have expressed, however, you just gotto keep at it and something should work. Also helps if you can use the time to build some contacts.
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

User avatar
pinkypillz
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore

hi

Postby pinkypillz » Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:50 pm

I really feel good when i listen the success stories like intellectualsmuse :D hey intellect after how long you got the job as a dp and wht kind of job you are doing full time :)

movingtospore
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu, 23 Jul 2009

Postby movingtospore » Thu, 02 Sep 2010 5:36 pm

I think it also helps to volunteer while you wait for PR or a permanent job somewhere. There is a volunteer bureau or something like that there..that will help you network and get out and make connections.

The American Association has a career resource centre, not just for Americans. They are very helpful, and they also have an online job board. I don't know what your background specifically, is but in fact I saw a job posted there today looking for someone with a science background.

User avatar
pinkypillz
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore

Postby pinkypillz » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 10:56 am

yeah very true unless one get job , she should do voluntary work, but in my case i have applied somewhere as a volunteer but they say we need PRs and Singaporeans, so i felt really bad.

singaporeflyer
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1241
Joined: Mon, 17 Aug 2009

Postby singaporeflyer » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 11:08 am

pinkypillz wrote:yeah very true unless one get job , she should do voluntary work, but in my case i have applied somewhere as a volunteer but they say we need PRs and Singaporeans, so i felt really bad.


There are many other places in singapore where you can volunteer.

Look at these for a start

NVPC

SGCares

National Library of Singapore

Singapore Children's Society

User avatar
pinkypillz
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore

Postby pinkypillz » Sat, 04 Sep 2010 8:20 pm

thanks Singapore flyer, ill definitely go for these organization you mentioned.

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6005
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby ksl » Sat, 04 Sep 2010 10:24 pm

The main points to remember as a DP holder, is that Singapore Companies and Probably MNC too, are not aware just how easy it is to employ a DP......No hassle at all, other than the LOC is tied to the husbands employment pass.

So all DP holders need to educate all potential employers in the simple application system, in fact you as a DP holder can collect the application for from MOM and show it to the employer and say, that is the only document you have to fill in.... Bingo! Take it with you on every job seeking trip. Photo coppy it and send it with every job application explaining what it is and what needs to be filled in....some people need step by step instructions in doing things they have never done before.

A dp does not effect the companies quota system either and they do not need to have so many Singaporeans employed to give you a job. So you can all collect the LOC from MOM just tell them you are a DP holder and you would like the LOC application form.

User avatar
intellectualsmuse
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun, 20 Dec 2009

Re: hi

Postby intellectualsmuse » Sat, 04 Sep 2010 11:11 pm

pinkypillz wrote:I really feel good when i listen the success stories like intellectualsmuse :D hey intellect after how long you got the job as a dp and wht kind of job you are doing full time :)


It took me a little over 2 months to find a job. I currently work as a Product Manager here.
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

User avatar
pinkypillz
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Location: Singapore

Postby pinkypillz » Sun, 05 Sep 2010 12:00 pm

yeah ksl your are right, and intellectualmuse lucky you :)

Marc12345678
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu, 19 Sep 2013

Postby Marc12345678 » Thu, 19 Sep 2013 1:58 pm

ksl wrote:Back again, Ok all dependants, that are interested in freelance sales & marketing, may PM me, with their email.

The company is willing to take on those prepared to kickstart there own sales channels, through their own efforts on a freelance basis.

For more info PM me.


Hi ksl,

I hope you still see this topic...

I just arrived in Singapore and want to work as a freelancer (Marketing). At the moment, I have a DP as well.

Since I do not have enough posts, I cannot PM you :(
Would be great if you could PM instead.

Thanks a lot!
Marc

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34338
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Sep 2013 2:33 pm

ksl hasn't been on the board for close to a year (January) as he is in the UK with heart (ticker) problems.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Askannz, Strong Eagle and 1 guest