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How to secure a job before landing in Singapore?

Postby winger7 » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 6:23 am

Sorry if I seem to be a bit repetitive because I've asked similar questions in this forum before. I still feel unclear because I have gotten different answers from different friends and people on forums, and even SMC when i went to ask.

From what I understand, methods to secure a job before landing in Singapore could be on job listing websites such as jobsdb, monster and all but what are the chances that anyone will get back to you at all? It seems unlikely to me, or is it just me? I have also submitted my resume to agencies, but it might just be the current economy, but is there much of a chance from hearing from anyone this way?

I have also asked SMC here in Hong Kong on the passes, the woman said I can only secure a visa or the relevant pass after I land in Singapore. I have also had people tell me that they secure a PR thru SMC? Anyway I will stop here and would appreciate it very very much if I could get a comprehensive answer, thanks a lot :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:49 pm

The information you have been given seem relatively correct to me. You can get LPR via SMC. Landed Permanent Residence is a bit different. If you have the right qualifications you can get pre-vetted for PR before arriving in Singapore. It will cost you around 1500 SGD and may take a while for processing but if you get it, you can come to Singapore. Find a job. Virtually any job and they will then give you an automatic Employment Pass while your PR is being processed (this can take 3 to 6 months). I just hired a PRC 3 months ago with LPR. She received her PR about 10 days ago and I was only paying her 1200/mo as a junior clerk.

I believe you and thousands others are going to have to wake up and face reality. There is a major economic recession going on and most countries are battening down the hatches for the duration. Sure there is still hiring going on and you can get lucky but the odds are getting slimmer and slimmer.

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Postby durain » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 1:47 pm

there are ways to "stay" in singapore but without a job, that's going to be shortlive. when the economy was good job agency was gagging for CVs, but now with the credit crunch, they are tryin to keep afloat!

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Postby winger7 » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:51 am

thanks for the answers guys, well i am realistic about my chances, im not gonna head to singapore tomorrow and try my luck, i will be waiting until next year at least, even then if things get any better. i suppose one would need quite a bit of savings to relocate there under the LPR...1500 sgd for the pass, then uve gotta find a place to stay so there is rent + monthly spendings...and if one doesnt find a job within a good 3 or 4 months they could end up heading back without a penny in their pockets! :cry: well its because im 23...might be different if i was 33 tho, would be better off financially but thanks a lot guys!

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Postby durain » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 9:50 am

yeah, a LPR will let you stay in singapore but without a job equals to no money coming in. so you got to decide how long you can sustain it until you depleted all your money if you cant find a job.

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Postby shakanr » Fri, 22 May 2009 5:37 am

Hi SMS,
If one is approved for the in-principle PR, is it a requirement to reside in SG during the 1 year period. I live in the US and plan to search for jobs from here during that period. Is this a problem? Thanks.


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