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help pls in finding a job

Postby meteor » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 5:11 pm

Hello,

Good day to everyone! :D

I am a Chinese born in the Philippines and I live here for several years already. Similar to the concern of most people here, I am not a Singaporean citizen/PR but I'm really hoping to get a good job in Singapore (this is my long time goal). I tried applying in several jobsites but didn't get any answer. I understand that times are difficult right now and getting a job is very challenging. I am willing to go to SG to apply personally if chances of finding a job would be bigger.

My specialization is training & development (2 years experience in corporate training & devp & 1 year exp in education). I have master's degree in psychology, my grades are fairly high and I can speak Mandarin. I don't know if my qualifications are "unique" enough to help me get a job in SG since I know that there are a lot of good and talented locals.
If there are any openings in your organization that I may be qualified, may I request for your kind assistance please?

Thanks in advance! :)
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Postby meteor » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 5:28 pm

sofke wrote:Hi all,

I don't understand that some people try to discourage foreigners of their chance of finding a job. Take me for example: I'm 24 years old, have a Master (but who doesn't these days!) in Economics, and only 2 years of working experience in the finance department of an MNC. I've been here in Singapore 1 month now, and already got 2 joboffers in that time!!! Next week I can start working here, also at an MNC.

So I dont have any "very special, unique" skills that locals here don't have, and I just have 2 years of professional experience, and still found a job very easily. I also know some other young expats who just came to Singapore without work, and in less then 2 weeks time found a job.

If people here are trying to say it's almost impossible for foreigners to find a job here, that is just a big lie...



Hi Sofke,

Thank you...your success story really encouraged wishful applicants like me. I also hope I can be like you and get a job soon even if I'm not a PR/Singaporean citizen.

If it is fine with you, may I please ask what methods/strategies did you use to get a job in SG easily? Did you apply online or walk-in? Thanks so much!!! :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 6:47 pm

He never answered my questions so we don't know if he has actually gotten a job or just a job offer. He's said he has had several job offers. We've got loads of them on here but they haven't been able to get employment passes from the MOM. Therein lies the stumbling block. It's not the getting a job offer that's hard, it's the getting the employment pass from MOM that is getting very difficult. Without that, you don't go to work, regardless if the company wants you or not.

That's what we were on about.

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Re: help pls in finding a job

Postby madura » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 8:14 am

meteor wrote:My specialization is training & development (2 years experience in corporate training & devp & 1 year exp in education).


It's gonna be tough for you. Good luck anyway!

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 9:40 am

@meteor,

don't quit your day job just yet. keep applying online. lurk in job boards. always update your monster/linkedin/networking profile. come here a few weeks to try to land some interviews if you managed to get through to HR staff online. watch the trends in the economy, hiring trends, the industry you're targeting and MOM's granting of employment passes. expect to go back home empty-handed. try again when the elections here in SG are over. prepare to do this for months or years.

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Postby meteor » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:25 am

Dear Sundaymorningstaple,

Thank you for sharing your insights. I truly appreciate it. :) It's sad to know that securing EP is getting harder at this time.

Right now, I don't have any job offers yet so the initial concern that I am trying to work on is getting a job offer first and then try getting an EP if I can luckily secure a job.

I'm glad to know that you are a headhunter and HR Manager, may I ask for your help please on this matter? Thank you! :)

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Postby meteor » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:34 am

nakatago wrote:@meteor,

don't quit your day job just yet. keep applying online. lurk in job boards. always update your monster/linkedin/networking profile. come here a few weeks to try to land some interviews if you managed to get through to HR staff online. watch the trends in the economy, hiring trends, the industry you're targeting and MOM's granting of employment passes. expect to go back home empty-handed. try again when the elections here in SG are over. prepare to do this for months or years.


Dear Nakatago,

I really appreciate your kind advice. :D Thank you for giving me useful tips on how to find a job easier. I'll follow your suggestions. Hope you have a good day!! :)

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Postby nhabeo » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 3:35 am

Dear meteor,

Pls try your best by anyway to find the job
- website : jobstreet& jobsdb,
- buy newspaper & try to look for a job to walk-in interview.
- call some big company, normally they got a lot of vocation.
at least you are in better choice than me because you can speak mandarin.
You can find the job sooner or later.

After jobless, I spent 3 months to land a new job in here even I had worked here for nearly 2 years already & total 5 years working.

For EP, I think that depends on your lucks.
Take me as example
1. I got only degree in economics and got EPEC from MOM.
2. My salary is only 2000.00
And HR dept informed me that my EP approved within only one days.
I am a vietnamese & married woman.

What you think you can, you will do .
Good luck.

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Postby meteor » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 3:50 pm

nhabeo wrote:Dear meteor,

Pls try your best by anyway to find the job
- website : jobstreet& jobsdb,
- buy newspaper & try to look for a job to walk-in interview.
- call some big company, normally they got a lot of vocation.
at least you are in better choice than me because you can speak mandarin.
You can find the job sooner or later.

After jobless, I spent 3 months to land a new job in here even I had worked here for nearly 2 years already & total 5 years working.

For EP, I think that depends on your lucks.
Take me as example
1. I got only degree in economics and got EPEC from MOM.
2. My salary is only 2000.00
And HR dept informed me that my EP approved within only one days.
I am a vietnamese & married woman.

What you think you can, you will do .
Good luck.



Hello Nhabeo!

Glad to know you through this forum.

Thank you for sharing your personal experience and words of encouragement. :) I will continue applying and hope I can also find one soon.

Congrats also for getting your EP!!! :D I think you deserve it and I'm happy for you. :)

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Trailing Spouse Seeks PM Vacancy, has GSOH

Postby seanieh66 » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 3:13 pm

Greetings fellow expats.

I've been searching for a PM role here for about a week in Singapore and haven't had success yet. Is it too early?

I might be going about it the wrong way so tips and pointers are gratefully accepted in advance. I have 7+ years exp in the UK and want to get things rolling asap.

I've already hooked up with the usual suspects such as TCP and Talent2 as well as Monster.sg, Hudsons and a few others.

Thanks to the spouse I have a DP of course.

Regards

Sean

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Re: Trailing Spouse Seeks PM Vacancy, has GSOH

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 3:56 pm

seanieh66 wrote:Greetings fellow expats.

I've been searching for a PM role here for about a week in Singapore and haven't had success yet. Is it too early?


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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 4:02 pm

^^^^^

What kind of projects?

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Re: Trailing Spouse Seeks PM Vacancy, has GSOH

Postby Saint » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 4:17 pm

seanieh66 wrote:Greetings fellow expats.

I've been searching for a PM role here for about a week in Singapore and haven't had success yet. Is it too early?

I might be going about it the wrong way so tips and pointers are gratefully accepted in advance. I have 7+ years exp in the UK and want to get things rolling asap.

I've already hooked up with the usual suspects such as TCP and Talent2 as well as Monster.sg, Hudsons and a few others.

Thanks to the spouse I have a DP of course.

Regards

Sean


You aren't Gordon Brown in disguise are you? :cool:

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Postby seanieh66 » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 5:06 pm

GB in disguise? :D No, but he is my Mum's local MP :wink:

Anyway, I'm guessing that a week is a bit too optimistic on the job search front ;-)

Thanks for being gentle guys.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 5:55 pm

^^^^^^

What kind of projects?


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