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winnyp
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Postby winnyp » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 3:23 pm

Hi all,

I am an Indonesian and currently holding a Long Term Visit Pass with an approved Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) from Singapore Ministry of Manpower. I have been actively searching for a job in the last two months. I got couple of interviews, but still was not shortlisted by the employers. My preference would be an accounting job, but since I am still an entry level (with a one year experience as an accounts associate), I am quite open to any kind opportunity. I am still positive that there are opennings out there, therefore I really appreciate any referral, suggestion, or input on job searching strategies.

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Postby littlegreenman » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 5:11 pm

Hi there Winnyp,

although you do have an approved EPEC that does not mean that a potential employer can justify employing a foreigner instead of a local. As you said yourself, you're only at entry level, so the market is full of fresh local grads competing with you. Thus I wouldn't get my hopes up to high for the next months if I were you. So you should make sure you have a contingency plan. Apart from that you can only keep trying but should be able to realise when it is time to cut your losses.

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Good luck.


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