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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:05 pm

With all this talk of recession and job cuts going around, I was jsut wondring if there are stil any high-paying jobs in Singapore at the moment? Anything in the range of 200k?

My past experience and work as a Private Wealth Manager has now placed me in this unfortunate postion. Anything less would be step down, money-wise. that is...
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:26 pm

A step down is always better than stepping off the roof though as happened on Black Monday. At least he was retrenched and not indited for some sort of impropriety. Not related to Paul Maden are you? :o :wink:

Yes there are a few but you can bet those in those positions are sitting on 'em as hard as then can. Singapore has not been affected at the highest levels too much at the moment but middle management is taking a beating and will probably continue to do so for some time. Especially for the expatriate type positions.

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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 2:52 pm

That bad huh?

And another thing, my friend was contacted and processed by headhunter for a large european private bank who is building in SEA, headhunter told my friend that an offer will be made... in THREE months. Are all headhunters using this tactic just to hold candidates? Where's the ethics?

Is it true that it is an employers market now?
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Postby ksl » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 2:59 pm

dreamer_swan wrote:That bad huh?

And another thing, my friend was contacted and processed by headhunter for a large european private bank who is building in SEA, headhunter told my friend that an offer will be made... in THREE months. Are all headhunters using this tactic just to hold candidates? Where's the ethics?

Is it true that it is an employers market now?


Your a real dreamer_swan, keep dreaming!

I don't mean to be so condescending, but you said it would be a step down in your position. yet if i'm not mistaken your blog says you are unemployed in your late 20's ? Which is it?

My past experience and work as a Private Wealth Manager has now placed me in this unfortunate position
You are maybe not so good at wealth management! What about con artist? looks like the Swan has a long neck for it :P
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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 3:10 pm

Well at the moment that is my current situation...

What I mean by "step down" is a step down from my previous position...
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Postby ksl » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 3:12 pm

dreamer_swan wrote:Well at the moment that is my current situation...

What I mean by "step down" is a step down from my previous position...

Which was?

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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 3:26 pm

Excuse me Sir? Shouldn't you be working now?
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Postby Saint » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 4:37 pm

"The weekend is near..and friends are inviting to paint the town...time to ask Dad for my allowance? Hmmm...? Been a while...But I want to go"

Are you for real :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 5:24 pm

I wonder if dreamer_swan's real name is Walter Mitty? :lol:

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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 6:12 pm

Well, it's nice to know that there are people here who don't need a high paying job. Hello? Haven't you heard of wanting to stand on your own 2 feet?
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Postby dreamer_swan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 6:22 pm

A friend got hired 250k++ and more than 3 months guaranteed bonus. Was hired Nov last year to big name bank... for IT?! Happy to know they exist now I just have to find them... suggestions?
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Postby Thaiclan » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 7:01 pm

You could try trading. Several companies here hiring trainee traders. You get a small basic (around2-3k) whilst you train and then its either sink or swim. If you sink at least you didn't lose YOUR money and you have learned a skill and if you swim you'll be on the 200k+ that you mentioned.

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Postby dreamer_swan » Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, trading ismore suitable for an Investment Analyst or Banker, which I am not.

Trading however, would be an option for me should things get worse..worse than they already are.
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Postby revolta » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 5:17 am

Thaiclan wrote:You could try trading. Several companies here hiring trainee traders. You get a small basic (around2-3k) whilst you train and then its either sink or swim. If you sink at least you didn't lose YOUR money and you have learned a skill and if you swim you'll be on the 200k+ that you mentioned.


izzit, which company, need what qualification to get in?

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Postby AndyD » Tue, 30 Jun 2009 1:30 pm

HaHa, I love wild ambition in any form (false or not)… dreamer_swan, my suggestion would be that if you are currently unemployed, and you scaled to the enjoyable heights of 200K+ not so long ago, then this current climate would be an ideal opportunity to utilise your vast network of contacts you created in getting to the alleged 200K+ role…

At times like these an old saying is more applicable than ever – “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”


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