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What I'm I doing wrong?

Postby laksh » Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:19 pm

Hi,

I'm new to the country and have been searching for a job since the last two months -but with no luck!! :(

I'm a banker with about 7 years of banking exp in India with an MNC bank.Is it because I'm not a PR and on a DP?

What are my chances of landing a part time job at -least?

Would any one out there be able to help?

thanks

laksh

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Postby Bubbletoo » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 12:18 am

Maybe you have to much experience and are scaring the hiring managers ? Ive found a lot of locals are in senior positions when in the States or the UK they would only be in junior roles given their lack of experience and knowledge . Whats your background ?

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Postby laksh » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 3:50 pm

Hi,

I've graduated in Economics and have a post grad in management.I don't think it is my experience but the lack of it for the last 2 years ...as I had to take a break, while my husband relocated to KL.

Would there be any freelance/consulting offers available?

Laksh

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 5:33 pm

You might try the job board at the American Association of Singapore. It is oriented towards expats.

http://www.aasingapore.com

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Postby Bubbletoo » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 8:33 pm

Sorry i mean what product area or part of banking are you familiar with ?
I know HR can be really stupid when u have taken a big break..Ive been in the same situation....

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Postby laksh » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 8:54 pm

Hi,

I was in the consumer banking area - mostly underwriting, risk management, mortgage operations,ops control etc...

What about you?Have you been lucky to land a job as yet....

Warm Regards

Laksh

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Postby laksh » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 9:26 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the info on the AAS.I was just looking at the available jobs and they seem very interesting, off- beat stuff!

But, how do you apply?Do you need to be a paid member as there are no direct contact e-mail id available for any of the positions?

Thanks

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Re: What I'm I doing wrong?

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 7:34 am

laksh wrote:Hi,

Thanks for the info on the AAS.I was just looking at the available jobs and they seem very interesting, off- beat stuff!

But, how do you apply?Do you need to be a paid member as there are no direct contact e-mail id available for any of the positions?

Thanks

Warm Regards

laksh


Yes. Paid membership gets you all the contact information.

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Postby Bubbletoo » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:08 am

I worked in the investment banking side with mainly derivatives. Ive been told by my reruitment agency not to appear as knowledgeable as the hiring managers feel threatened.

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Postby laksh » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 12:30 pm

Hi,

Oh....that's tough...i always thought this was "the" place to get all the right jobs...

So, are you looking at alternative options?

I think I will take the AAS membership, after all.

Warm Regards

Laksh


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