aryana wrote:can someone tell me the name of some good and reliable placement agencies in singapore?? i am an mba student and am loking for marketing jobs preferrably market research and communications.
i am also trying through a website called jobs.db.com
which other websites do you recommend ??
i will be available for a job from the 18th of August. is this too early to apply ??
First of all, I have to ask if you are a local or PR or a foreigner doing their MBA here in Singapore at a local Uni.
Will have to agree regarding the status of online recruitment agencies but at the same time, as an employer, while I don't use jobsdb or jobstreet or monster.com I do browse the CV's there and if I see something that catches my eye. I may request an up to date cv from them. The problem with online boards is that most of the jobs uploaded are stock building jobs and are often from brick & mortar recruitment firms. (as saint said, they don't really exist, but they are the jobs that are usually requested by clients). Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. 100's of K's of resumes posted there are by those "just in case" or "testing the market" with no real intentions on moving unless someone calls them up offering a deal that can't be refused. Or the other problem is that the jobs aren't deleted once filled if they paid for 3 months advertisement.
Back to my initial question, assuming the answer to that question is no to all three categories, I have to ask, as an "MBA", what specifically can you bring to the negotiating table to justify you being hired over a local/PR MBA holder with relevant experience? If you have worked for a number of years in your field prior to obtaining your MBA then I would say you have a chance. However, if it was gotten an an extension of your Basic education drive, Bachelor's straight into a Masters without at least 3 years of work experience I'd say you may have a difficult (albeit not impossible) time as it would be hard for the employer to justify why they need an unproven, inexperienced new grad who is a foreigner instead of taking a local new grad.
On the other hand, if you are a foreigner doing your MBA and one of the local Uni's here, it's rather easy to get landed PR status and then you would be able to compete on level ground (due to your schooling in Singapore).