Career competitiveness

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Career competitiveness

Post by Hoista » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 1:32 pm

A little background :-

I am a currently based in Tokyo working as a specialist in mobile phones and often travel globally through work consulting within my company for other international offices within my specialist area. ( I originally came to Japan as a contract consultant) Previously to that, i was working in London in a specialist capacity. overall approx. 10 years work expeience and recognised as an expert in my field.

My partner - International School teacher, works in an International school in Japan

I'm looking to study an MBA later this year, Singapore is one of my options as i prefer to stay in asia.
For my partner, work is not an issue as there are plenty of International Schools in Japan.

What are the career options and what room would i have in terms of salary negotiation if i were to get a job in singapore after the MBA? Looking specifically to move into General management, product management or consulting.

Secondly, Is it possible for International teachers to get an expat package when already in singapore, or would she get a local contract instead of an expat one? (Expat deals are offered to all teachers in Japan)

Schooling will not be a problem as international schools offer a place in the school for teachers children as an incentive.

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Re: Career competitiveness

Post by jpatokal » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 1:02 am

Hoista wrote:What are the career options and what room would i have in terms of salary negotiation if i were to get a job in singapore after the MBA? Looking specifically to move into General management, product management or consulting.
With your qualifications finding a job in Singapore should not be a problem. Salary is really up to what you think you can demand -- multinational companies will generally pay competitive salaries, although you may have a tough time getting as much as you presumably do in Japan. (Quality of life for the money, though, is generally much higher in Sing.)
Secondly, Is it possible for International teachers to get an expat package when already in singapore, or would she get a local contract instead of an expat one? (Expat deals are offered to all teachers in Japan)
All I can advise is contacting the schools directly and finding out. Teaching positions at International Schools are tough to get, but your partner (wife?) certainly sounds like she has the qualifications needed.
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Post by Hoista » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 4:22 am

Thanks for the heads up.

Whether i move to singapore or not is dependent on some visa issues and whether i get accepted into some other schools. Seems like i need to post more to reply to private messages!!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 4:19 pm

Hoista,

You need 5 posts to activate your PM function. This is to thwart spammers a wee bit.

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Post by Hoista » Mon, 11 Feb 2008 12:10 pm

cheers. I'll try not to spam too much :o :lol:

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