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Job Applications submitted outside of Singapore,

Post by IreSg » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 4:03 am

i just want to put this out there, has anyone went through a job application from outside of Singapore,

just with the current economic situation i feel it would be a lot harder to be sucessfull in an application as opposed to living in Sg, i am currently in the process for a PR so ideally i would like to source employment prior to moving back

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 6:47 am

Unless you are married to a Singaporean and are applying for PR under the family ties program you cannot get PR here (Well, you can if you can invest several millions of dollars here) but PR is not given out freely to people who want to find a job. Unless you have family ties, you need a job FIRST.
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Post by winger7 » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 2:19 pm

Hey IreSg, I actually started a similar thread a while back and yes, I did go thru job applications from Hong Kong, however I've only gotten 1 response, that was to teach English and Maths at this education center. The pay wasn't good and I've heard that the wages they offer for foreigners are often lower than for locals, since many people will take pay cuts just to move to Singapore. I've opted to stay in Hong Kong for another while since I've now got a better job than the one I was offered in Singapore. I will try to do the same some time next year as well, apply for jobs from abroad...

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Post by littlegreenman » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 4:38 pm

Hi Sian,

the odds are very much against you finding anything beforehand because the of the current economic situation. Further that you have applied for PR doesn't make much of a difference to any potential employer. Only once you actually have your PR then it will make a difference.

I do have some good news for you though: shortly after we were at the Singapore Day in April here in London we got an email from someone at Reed UK (they got our email from the Singapore Day with which we registered) who specialises in getting jobs for overseas Singaporeans if they want to go back. I had a chat with the lady and it seems like they have a network with local SG job agents. Also as Reed got our email from the government (or the organisers of the Singapore Day) I hope it is something decent. So that might be helpful to you. Send me your email in a PM and I will forward you that email.

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Post by Mezman » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 9:40 pm

Hi Slan,

It's actually possible as I teed up my job from Australia. Initially it was a bit demoralising as almost every job had a stated requirement for being a Singapore PR or Citizen only. However, where possible I chased up these opportunities with a phone call and spoke to the consultant managing that job.

Did the hard sell over the phone on why I was right for the job and also reassured them that they have absolutely no need to worry about relocation as I was funding the entire move myself. So beyond the sponsorship of an employment pass, there were no relocation related costs that they had to bear.

Managed to schedule an interview for when I was next in Singapore in a couple of months and 3 months + 4 interviews later (for that same role), I got the job and my S pass. 4.5 months from when I got my S pass and I now have my PR.

For me it wasn't so much the job that I was interested in, but moreso it was a gateway or stepping stone to obtaining my PR.

The hardest part is sorting out the damn bogus job advertisements (database fillers) from the real ones.

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Post by IreSg » Tue, 21 Jul 2009 2:05 am

Hi Folks

thanks for the feedback, just to clarify i am actually married to a Singaporean and have two kids so i am hoping this should ease and speed up the PR application.... i agree a lot of the jobs advertised only seem to be space fillers the hardest part is filtering them down

must get myself an agent :?

i was checking out JobsDB for my field and a lot of the same jobs seem to keep popping up so which is real which is not............ frustrating.....

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