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Recession

Postby IreSg » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 8:02 pm

at this economic recession all over the world do you think that it will be a good idea to find a job in Singapore now?

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Postby durain » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 8:10 pm

depends what skills you got!

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 9:03 pm

Maybe in the infrastructure sector, since that's where the government usually injects investment to buoy the economy, and that's if you have specialised skills that could justify hiring a foreigner over a Singaporean. Many firms are sending expats home now in a bid to hold on to local employees as long as they can. And most firms have frozen hiring for the time being. It's not impossible, but going to be tough.

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Postby canely1983 » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 9:23 pm

what kind of job you are looking at? i guess my company wanna recruit!

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Postby irvine » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 5:00 pm

IMHO,

IreSg, do secure a job before you move to Singapore. That's what I did before moving here. I found my job online at www.jobstreet.com.sg and came here to interview when I was on vacation here. I do have a colleague who interviewed via telephone and teleconferencing. So it's possible for you not to get here for interview if it's too far away. Of course, that really depends on the company you're applying for.

Other online job listings are available at just a google search away. If you're highly skilled in your area of industry, thou shalt not worry.

If you're thinking of moving here first then find a job, it'd help if you have:
1. A lot of money, hahaha, because Sg is an expensive place.
2. Friend(s) who are already here.
3. Patience and perseverence.
4. Visa, if your passport needs one.

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:34 pm

irvine wrote:IMHO,

IreSg, do secure a job before you move to Singapore. That's what I did before moving here. I found my job online at www.jobstreet.com.sg and came here to interview when I was on vacation here. I do have a colleague who interviewed via telephone and teleconferencing. So it's possible for you not to get here for interview if it's too far away. Of course, that really depends on the company you're applying for.

Other online job listings are available at just a google search away. If you're highly skilled in your area of industry, thou shalt not worry.

If you're thinking of moving here first then find a job, it'd help if you have:
1. A lot of money, hahaha, because Sg is an expensive place.
2. Friend(s) who are already here.
3. Patience and perseverence.
4. Visa, if your passport needs one.



I think friends with lots of money that are based here and who will be happy to support you until u get a job..........good luck
Zeenit

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:24 am

Yeah, friends always love having "Friends" staying with them for longer than 3 days when the friend are broke and planning to finding a job in the middle of a recession with utility bills rising, food costs rising, etc. They won't be friends for long...... :P

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Re: Recession

Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 20 Dec 2008 7:11 pm

IreSg wrote:at this economic recession all over the world do you think that it will be a good idea to find a job in Singapore now?


One would be lucky to find job any where . . . but to spend savings on coming over, rental/hotel, food etc . . .
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'nuff said Image

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Postby IreSg » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:08 am

My wife is a Singaporean so maybe the accomondation will be sorted first might stay with the family as for my skills I am completing my deg in Pharma Science this yr and have 15 yrs with 4 yrs in mgmt. Had work in Sg before with a big pharma firm for start up 7yrs back.

Of coz, it will be good to know someone could recommend which website or recruitment firm that specialize in this areas. I know that pharma used to be big over in Sg so hopefully able to get some contract work.

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Postby hei guess what » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 9:17 am

IreSg wrote:My wife is a Singaporean . . .
Had work in Sg before with a big pharma firm for start up 7yrs back.

:-k

http://www.contactsingapore.sg/home/ind ... industries

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Postby IreSg » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 8:12 pm

hey thanks!
wasn't going thru this website. Hopefully will get some response after sending some CV out
:D


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