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Aviation and International Trade Graduate, Job Searching

Postby nkuehlth » Tue, 01 Apr 2008 7:59 am

Hey all,

Quick introduction, I am a recent recipient of a B.S. degree from a public university in the United States. I majored in International Trade, completed a study abroad semester in Singapore, worked as an intern with an aviation trading company, and have my private, instrument, and commercial pilots certificates. I am currently searching for a marketing/sales or business development related career in Singapore, with an aviation related company. I have sent my resume to a few places, but have not had much luck yet. I am wondering if anyone has some advice for breaking into the aviation job market, in Singapore.

Quick Question 1: Am I at a disadvantage to finding a job in Singapore, while residing in the United States? Would I have better luck finding a career in Singapore, if I were to relocate to Singapore; or do I need to have more experience to break into the field?

Quick Question 2: I have currently arranged for cheap housing with a friend in Taman Jurong. Would it be possible to locate an aviation related company in this area, or will most of my options be limited to the Changi area? Would a company in the Changi area see this location as a problem during the hiring process?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a bunch,
Nathan

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Re: Aviation and International Trade Graduate, Job Searching

Postby madura » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 8:19 pm

nkuehlth wrote:do I need to have more experience to break into the field?


Definitely yes.

nkuehlth wrote:Would a company in the Changi area see this location as a problem during the hiring process?


Sadly, from my experience, yes it would be a problem.
I wouldn't say this applies to all companies, but many would see it as a problem.


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