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Recruitment Agency

Postby IreSg » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 9:27 pm

I have send out a few CV to recruitment agencies and firms that I wanted to work in. So far only one recruitment rang me back to ask about my background and so on and said that he will sent me the details of the job spec he trying to get me into.

But so far I have not heard or got his email. I am still living overseas and preparing to move to Singapore soon while waiting for my PR application. Is that normal for recruitment agency to ignore you unless you have PR status??

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 11:07 pm

It normal for recruitment agencies to ignore you if you are a citizen or pr or foreigner if you are submitting a spec CV. You will only hear from them if they actually have a position that you might fit. Even if you applied to a recruitment agency due to seeing a advertisement, it doesn't mean that there is actually a job available. They use stock advertisement to refresh their databases, not due to an urgent client's request most of the time.

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Postby IreSg » Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:08 pm

So basically applying a job directly to employer will be a better way of getting answered isn't it?!

anyway, how is the job scene now over in Singapore? Are they stablising or just as bad?

I am in the production area for pharma industry.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:29 pm

The Best way is networking but of course you already need to be here for that. However, direct application to targeted industries is your best bet but you need a good cover letter to get them to take a look at the 1st page of your CV. If you can't do that, you will have a rough time as you reallly need to have something to cause them to sit up and take notice otherwise, it thrown on the stack of '000's of other CV's that came in over the past week.

Your best bet is to get hired by an company over there and then get yourself transferred to Singapore.

How's it doing here? Depends on who you talk to. If you believe the government controlled daily birdcage liner, it's getting better, if you believe the unemployed man in the street, his view is considerably different. PMET's are having a pretty rough time of it but projections (so called experts who invariably get it wrong) are that it will pick up in the 3rd Quarter of this year. We'll see......


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