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Finding a job in Singapore

Postby prathap_thoppil » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 2:34 pm

Dear friends,

I am an Indian national presently employed in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the last 12 years and i have a wide working experience in the Logistics/freight forwarding field. And i am currently working as a Logistics Manager for a multi national apparel firm. The company is deals with world famous fashion brands for ladies such as "BCBG MAXAZRIA, CLASS ROBERTO CAVALLI, SCERVINO STREET, ABS BY ALLEN SCHWARTZ, KAREN MILLEN & YAMAMAY". I also worked for another company here who also deals with famous fashion brands like "DEBENHAMS, MOTHERCARE, NEXT, H&M, BHS, RIVER ISLAND, TOPSHOP & TOPMAN, OASIS AND WAREHOUSE"....the list continues. Now i feel that there are good opportunities in Singapore and i would like to re-locate. Can anyone let me know the procedures for the same. I have applied for several jobs through 'jobstreet.com' and there are vacancies which suits me but at the end it goes for the singaporeans or SPR. Please let me know the formalities to get a job there.

Thanking you,

Prathap

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 4:36 pm

You need to find a job first. Then the employer tries to get you an employment pass. This is getting harder and harder to do. But don't let that stop you. Be sure to send your CV to all advertisement that only want Citizens or PRs. Nothing ventured, nothing gained........

Well, except for a lot of frustration I guess. :-|

You have to be able to bring something to the table that the locals can't bring to the table. If you can do that, and the employer can justify why they have to hire a foreigner rather than a local you might have a chance. There are thousands already here who can do your job. And they also have all the "brands" as well as even more spectacular name brands than what you listed.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 4:45 pm

prathap_thoppil, read the forum rules and do not cross post the same question in multiple forums and threads.

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Postby prathap_thoppil » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 9:53 pm

Thanks for your prompt reply guys ! You know i have been applying for different jobs there since 2008 through jobstreet.com and there are positions which is suitable for me but at the end of the day, the status shows either "kept for reference" or it keep showing "under consideration" and i haven't heard anything further.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:28 pm

Most of the positions on Jobstreet, JobsDP, Monster and the others are stock building positions and not live positions. That's why you do not get many responses. For Recruitment companies, CV's are their fruit on the shelves. And just like any fruit, they have a limited shelf life so must keep replenishing their stock as there are over 1100 recuirtment licenses issued in Singapore. As most employers send out their job requirement in a broadcast email to numerous agencies at the same time, it's a first past the post game with the resume hitting the client's desk first gaining the position. As most Job seekers send their CV to a number of Recruitment companies as well. It would depend on which agency gets the successful submission there first. As there is a recession going on at the moment and has been since midway through 2008 it doesn't surprise me that you have had no offers. Now really isn't the time if you don't have a niche or something special to bring to the table.

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Postby prathap_thoppil » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:34 pm

Please advise the best way to find a position there in Singapore also please let me know is there any recruiting agencies who are exclusively recruiting expatriates.

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Postby prathap_thoppil » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:36 pm

I have my sister and her husband living there in Singapore and has a PR, can they able to get me a visa to get in to the country ?

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 7:02 pm

prathap_thoppil wrote:I have my sister and her husband living there in Singapore and has a PR, can they able to get me a visa to get in to the country ?

Tourist (social visit), yes. Working visa, no.
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Postby calvink » Wed, 15 Jul 2009 1:42 pm

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