Employment Agents/Headhunters are a complete and utter waste of time in Singapore and all they are interested in is collecting CVs by the thousands. I reckon half the jobs posted on sites like Monster and Jobsdb don't actually exsist. Most MNC in Singapore don't use agents because they are a waste of time and so positions themselves.Lilian.Cance wrote:
Well, I'm working hard with Monster.SG and other online job providers... But of course it would be better to be there and meet the head hunters...
My impression of Singapore is a good many things work by word of mouth not unlike here although I think it more so on the 'little red dot.' Employment agencies and headhunters alike serve a purpose or they wouldn't exist. The problem with approaching them is what I call the 'Asian obsession' with degree certificates. When I have made a cursory look at job vacancies in Singapore online via the agencies mentioned by Saint and others I rarely if I ever see one that doesn't ask for a degree. Perhaps the fee paid by the employers has something to do with it?Saint wrote: Employment Agents/Headhunters are a complete and utter waste of time in Singapore
Probably not me. I run a small independent company, with requirements for very specific kinds of talent: For example, you need to be older, with wisdom and maturity. If you're under 40 I probably can't use you (with exceptions).Saint wrote:I said forums like this, so not necessarily this forumkimtaymour wrote:
Hmmm you mentioned get in touch with people from this forum.. couple of them here are in the HR Detp.... i guess SMS is one maybe other like SE or Taxico not too sure...
Well guys, this has been really informative for me. I'm in my 40's (caucasian) with a (in my humble opinion) excellent cv for a management position in shipping, supply chain or IT project management , but no university degree...ksl wrote:I belive Saint to be on the ball! When it comes to agencies it is quite normal to bullshit, they are agents, which means they need as many qualified people as possible, No degree no chance, because the agents themselves are also limited in qualifications, not all of course.
Have you tried selling yourself to NOL?erikpatsg wrote:Well guys, this has been really informative for me. I'm in my 40's (caucasian) with a (in my humble opinion) excellent cv for a management position in shipping, supply chain or IT project management , but no university degree...
So indeed I've been jobhunting the regular way with sending out cv's etc.. which doesn't seem to work. Hmmm, perhaps time to change my tactics.
I've got something to think about.
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