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The move and work opportunities???

Postby NZPR » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 7:23 am

In just over a month’s time, my partner of ten years will be making the move from New Zealand to Singapore. He has a one year contract with a MNC, who will be applying for a LTSVP/DP for myself, enabling me to accompany him for the year.

I am in somewhat of two minds however as to whether or not to go.

I have a degree from a reputable New Zealand University (University of Auckland), as well as a postgraduate diploma in PR and Communications, and have spent the past three and a half years working in a public relations and marketing consultancy in Auckland (NZ’s main city), where, to cut a long story short, I’ve worked my way up to be 2IC of the business.

Now my question to you all is - should I decide to make the move to Singapore, would I have much of a problem gaining employment?

To be honest, I’d prefer not to continue working in the public relations field, but would rather gain employment in either marketing or advertising (I’d even consider administrative/PA work). It doesn’t concern me whether or not I work for an MNC or a local organization.

Money is not an issue, and I don’t mind taking a pay cut from what I earn in my current role (as long as I can of course earn the required amount to be granted an EP, which from research I see is 2.5k per month).

Any constructive help and guidance would be much appreciated, as I am at my wits end trying to decide what to do.

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Postby miniva » Thu, 21 Aug 2008 2:25 am

Even if you have a great education and professional experience it is very hard to get a job in Singapore while you are on DP or LTSVP. Especially these days all the employers prefer to hire Singaporeans /PR's.
You say that you will live here for a year so why don't you come to Singapore with your partner and enjoy the life here? I make this suggestion as an expat wife who changed two jobs in SG and decided not to work in SG again.

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Postby RULDS » Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:17 pm

miniva wrote:Even if you have a great education and professional experience it is very hard to get a job in Singapore while you are on DP or LTSVP. Especially these days all the employers prefer to hire Singaporeans /PR's.
You say that you will live here for a year so why don't you come to Singapore with your partner and enjoy the life here? I make this suggestion as an expat wife who changed two jobs in SG and decided not to work in SG again.


Actuallly, that is not entirely correct (as SMS was able to enlighten me on this one).

Some employers like DP holders because they do not have to shell out ANY money to hire you. The only thing they have to do is get a letter of consent from MOM.


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