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Advice needed

Post by steesh182 » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 6:16 am

Hi all,

I am currently about to finish my final year of university in the UK and i am seriously looking into the possibilty of moving to Singapore so i have a few questions.
Firstly am i likely to be allowed to immigrate to Singapore given that i will only be 22 when i finish my studies?
What are the average projected costs of moving?
Is it easy to find decent accomodation?
And how long from applying does it take to move, given a succesful application?

Thanks in advance for any insight

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Post by Saint » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 7:29 am

If you were seriously thinking of coming to Singapore a few searches on this forum and your good friend google would have answered most if not all of your questions!

To be honest you probably have no chance!

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Post by steesh182 » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 7:37 am

Saint wrote:If you were seriously thinking of coming to Singapore a few searches on this forum and your good friend google would have answered most if not all of your questions!

To be honest you probably have no chance!
oh great, thanks. very helpful indeed. obviously never heard the saying "if you haven't got anything useful to say.........."

it is not as though i havent searched about this stuff already, just easier to ask personal questions in a forum

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Re: Advice needed

Post by Saint » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 7:58 am

Ok just for you
steesh182 wrote:Hi all,

I am currently about to finish my final year of university in the UK and i am seriously looking into the possibilty of moving to Singapore so i have a few questions.
Firstly am i likely to be allowed to immigrate to Singapore given that i will only be 22 when i finish my studies?

Yes

What are the average projected costs of moving?

You can get a one way ticket from the UK to Singapore for 400 quid but if you are moving a fully furnished 10 bedroom house it will cost you in excess of 20k. So i'll let you decide the average cost of moving

Is it easy to find decent accomodation?

Decent accomodation is easy to find and will cost you somewhere between 250 dollars a month to 30k a month

And how long from applying does it take to move, given a succesful application?

A direct flight from UK to Singapore is about 14 hours so use that as a starting point.

Thanks in advance for any insight

No problem

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:03 am

i say nuthin this time. :P

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Post by steesh182 » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:07 am

Thanks Saint. That helps. I did a self assesment for employment pass and am likely to be succesful in applying so that is a start. As for cost of moving a plane ticket is all i'd need.

How long does the application usually take for acceptance or rejection?

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Post by Saint » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:10 am

durain wrote:i say nuthin this time. :P
oh you know want to :lol:

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:20 am

Saint wrote:
durain wrote:i say nuthin this time. :P
oh you know want to :lol:
ok then...

steesh182, saint first reply is pretty much an honest reply. you will be up against the local uni graduates, and they are no push over. unless you are cream of the cream in oxford or cambridge uni with excellent results or if you are doing rocket science or cold fusion, your chance are pretty slim to get a graduate jobs in singapore.

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Post by steesh182 » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:38 am

durain wrote:
Saint wrote:
durain wrote:i say nuthin this time. :P
oh you know want to :lol:
ok then...

steesh182, saint first reply is pretty much an honest reply. you will be up against the local uni graduates, and they are no push over. unless you are cream of the cream in oxford or cambridge uni with excellent results or if you are doing rocket science or cold fusion, your chance are pretty slim to get a graduate jobs in singapore.
i know that will be the case, and most likely harder than most countries to find a graduate job. i do sports science and physiology and i have a diploma in sport and remedial massage therapy. sport would seem to be a less competitive market than say business and massage therapy in Singapore at the moment as i am pretty sure there are too many sports science graduates as of now, though it is likely to increase in the coming years. i have found potential jobs already and have had positive correspondance with the people concernced.
thanks for the honest opinion though, and believe me i won't be too rash when it comes to this

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:46 am

just like lottery, the odds are high but you still get a winner. all you can do is give it a shot. you wont know if you dont try. good luck.

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Post by steesh182 » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 8:49 am

durain wrote:just like lottery, the odds are high but you still get a winner. all you can do is give it a shot. you wont know if you dont try. good luck.
thanks mate, you're not wrong

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 9:19 am

steesh182,

For the record, as you obviously haven't done a search of these threads at all, while the MOM's self assessment tools tells you that your are qualified that's all that is does. It's not a guarantee of getting a job. It's just letting you know that you "probably" wouldn't be rejected due to your qualifications.

However, that is only half of it. The other half is an employer actually justifying to MOM that they cannot find a similarly qualified (meaning only a degree without experience) local to fill the same position. That is often the major stumbling block with a lot of degree holders. At the end of the day, the ball's in the employers' court and it's up to them to be able to write enough of a BS story that the MOM will swallow it.

So, I just wish you good luck as you may well need it.

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SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Saint » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 3:51 pm

steesh182 wrote:Thanks Saint. That helps. I did a self assesment for employment pass and am likely to be succesful in applying so that is a start. As for cost of moving a plane ticket is all i'd need.

How long does the application usually take for acceptance or rejection?
I did the MOM self assesment test and I failed it :lol:

But I still managed to get in and find a job, and yes before you say it SMS, they're just about letting anyone in on a PR these days :P :lol:

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 5:34 pm

and one thing that saint has is EXPERIENCE, which you havent got. without experience (juggling a cocktail shaker in a bar doesnt count) or special skills (counter terrorist?) that singapore require, your odds are against you.

so just chill when we give you advise/insight/viewpoints. we know coz we been there. done that, had it, seen it, experienced it, etc.

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