This is a fairly personal opinion, but I find that recruitment companies in Singapore are pretty useless and rather unprofessional in their attitudes.I am not sure if talking to recruiting companies does really work at the moment…
It was somewhat different for me. I went through my tertiary education in a government school here, and received a letter stating that I would be eligible to apply for permanent residency upon graduation. I showed that letter to potential employers and managed to find job pretty easily. Keep in mind that was around 2003, so things might different now.winger7 wrote:Did u secure your job abroad before you arrive in Singapore? I think the best thing to do would be having a job in hand for my part, rather than landing in Singapore empty handed and ending up spending all my money, especially if i dont manage to find a job in a few months.
uhhh ... no, i mean the public universities: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University. But that option only applies for youngsters, I guess. Take a look at the last comment on this (rather critical) article:winger7 wrote:i take u mean secondary school?
Believe me, it gets boring really fast in singapore as well At least HK is larger.I really need to think if it's worth going there afterall...but at the same time it's a risk and it's not for the sake of my career, it's more because I want to live in a new environment
It really depends on WHO you are speaking to in a recruitment firm. I am working in the recruitment line (though I'm not a recruiter) and some of my ex-colleagues are the most responsive I know.joewandy wrote:Uhhh first time i've heard of xing
Quite a number of professionals in my circle are in LinkedIn too, but I'm in IT, so not sure how it goes for other markets ...
From my personal observation, practically all the resumes that I've sent to recruiting companies end up with the recruiters calling me to ask about details which have been stated in the resume, followed by no response at all afterward. Not even rejections, simply no responses.
The emails that I'd sent to direct employers might bring about an interview, at least.
So ... ummm, don't count too much on the recruiting companies, really.
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