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It's Hard To Get Job In Singapore with A Vietnamese, rite?

Postby Debbie Vu » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:44 pm

I'm a Vietnamese, I have studied in singapore more than 1 year in Hospitality Management for my Diploma. After the course exam finished, I had got an Attachment in Restaurant around 6months. At that time, I tried, I tried my best to apply a job, but could not. Then final training I have to back Vietnam. There I can apply for job in a 5star hotel very easy, just back fews week and I got works already. Now I'm again coming back Singapore (relized that I love it much), and of course, have to look for job again. But...nearly 1month already, I'm still waiting with Hopeless. How come? All wanted is Sporean or PR. Have no chance for a Vietnamese like me rite? I looking for some prestige Agencies also...difficult. hixhix. Help me, Please!

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Postby littlegreenman » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:53 pm

Yes your odds of finding something in this sector are rather slim because there are lots of locals to fill these positions. Even if you get a job offer, the Ministry of Manpower might not give you an employment pass due to what I already mentioned, there are many Singaporeans and PRs who can do these jobs.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:56 pm

Yep, you are rite! Oops, sorry.

Yep, you are write! Oops , sorry again.

Yep, you are right!

There, see, using good English is important as it doesn't make you look so uneducated. Also how to take anybody seriously who types in light pink so nobody can see it.

hixhix (what the devil is that?) :???:

lgm, she would have been able to get a EP rather easy as she went to a local diploma level school here (I am assuming it was one of the approved schools).

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Postby Debbie Vu » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:42 am

Ok. Whatever you think, I don't care. I better look back myself and You too, dear. Thanks for your replying and calling.

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Postby littlegreenman » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 3:38 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:lgm, she would have been able to get a EP rather easy as she went to a local diploma level school here (I am assuming it was one of the approved schools).


Are you sure? I could imagine they can bend the rules on EP for foreign grads at local unis if the grads don't take up PR but I don't think for poly grads they are willing to bend the rules on income (doubt she would be P or Q) and given the current climate I don't think they are willing to bend rules on S-passes for a job that a local can do. Or is there some extra rule on EPs for local poly or private school grads?!

Btw, I agree with you on level of English spoken. We North Americans are not perfect either but at least we're trying, eh? Aluminium, neighbour, colour and us Canadians even got around to using the metric system. :wink:

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Postby winger7 » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:55 am

littlegreenman wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:lgm, she would have been able to get a EP rather easy as she went to a local diploma level school here (I am assuming it was one of the approved schools).


Are you sure? I could imagine they can bend the rules on EP for foreign grads at local unis if the grads don't take up PR but I don't think for poly grads they are willing to bend the rules on income (doubt she would be P or Q) and given the current climate I don't think they are willing to bend rules on S-passes for a job that a local can do. Or is there some extra rule on EPs for local poly or private school grads?!

Btw, I agree with you on level of English spoken. We North Americans are not perfect either but at least we're trying, eh? Aluminium, neighbour, colour and us Canadians even got around to using the metric system. :wink:


lgm you're canadian? me too!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:52 am

Think about it. If she went to a local approved school they would offer her LPR. If they are offering LPR, may as well give them an S pass as if they take up the LPR then they can take any job paying only WP level incomes (I know, I've had 3 LPR's get their PR on $1200/mo doing clerical work only).

So, yeah, if they have the qualifications, I believe MOM looks at them in a slightly different light as they have already been here for a while and would more than likely picked up the language (unfortunately that means Singlish for all practical purposes) and would already know a considerable amount about Singapore and its culture. Who knows, if they are female the might even have a local boyfriend and because they are new, could even end up producing a male offspring to feed the war machine. So, yeah, I could see them being a little more lenient with locally schooled foreigners.

But not saying this is a fact, more conjecture but looking at the S pass holders where they were on student passes previously that I've hired, it make sense. The last one I hired had a diploma in computers. I hired here for something totally unrelated and it was granted fresh off her diploma course. So how? Of course, things are tightening up a bit now, but who knows?

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Postby littlegreenman » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 2:12 pm

winger7 wrote:
lgm you're canadian? me too!


That should read: lgm, you're canadian, eh? me too! :wink:

Yeah German and Canadian and I love Canada, if it wasn't for the winters I would spend the rest of my life there, no doubt. Spend a long time of my childhood in the GTA. Go Raptors!

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Postby littlegreenman » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 2:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Think about it. If she went to a local approved school they would offer her LPR. If they are offering LPR, may as well give them an S pass as if they take up the LPR then they can take any job paying only WP level incomes (I know, I've had 3 LPR's get their PR on $1200/mo doing clerical work only).

So, yeah, if they have the qualifications, I believe MOM looks at them in a slightly different light as they have already been here for a while and would more than likely picked up the language (unfortunately that means Singlish for all practical purposes) and would already know a considerable amount about Singapore and its culture. Who knows, if they are female the might even have a local boyfriend and because they are new, could even end up producing a male offspring to feed the war machine. So, yeah, I could see them being a little more lenient with locally schooled foreigners.

But not saying this is a fact, more conjecture but looking at the S pass holders where they were on student passes previously that I've hired, it make sense. The last one I hired had a diploma in computers. I hired here for something totally unrelated and it was granted fresh off her diploma course. So how? Of course, things are tightening up a bit now, but who knows?


I see, thanks for sharing that insight. So it is nothing official, yet it is what happens every day. Thanks for letting me know.


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