Singapore Expats Forum

IT Job related query

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.

singinfo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 31 Aug 2009

IT Job related query

Postby singinfo » Tue, 01 Sep 2009 6:27 pm

Hi

I am currently on DP as my spouse is employed with a reputed firm in Singapore.

I am having 6 years of experience on Application Programming Software Services
for Support and Development and currently employed by a top IT company in India.
I have worked across various location like UK and India for top MNC clients and
currently looking for similar roles in Singapore.

I am facing a strange scenario in which I am being contacted by several job agencies
since my arrival in Singapore (around for 3 weeks) who will take all relevant details
and suggest that they will process my CV and get back with an interview schedule.
But till date I have not got any chance for any interview and whenever I try to
re-contact they tell me that they are awaiting feedback from their clients
regarding the interview schedule.

Can anyone please suggest if this is the general practice in Singapore in which it takes
a long time for any company to shortlist a candidate and get back with an interview schedule
or is it that my resume/approach towards the job hunting has to be changed in any way?

I am waiting for feedback from several job consultancies so am thoroughly confused as to why
the process is taking so long a time.

Thanks

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10840
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:52 pm

It is a bullshit tactic used by agencies here to get your CV. I wouldn't consider sending them anything unless they could name the company and describe the job... even then it is probably a ruse.

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6005
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby ksl » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:36 am

Strong Eagle wrote:It is a bullshit tactic used by agencies here to get your CV. I wouldn't consider sending them anything unless they could name the company and describe the job... even then it is probably a ruse.
I agree with SE on this!

jesse.armand
Member
Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat, 08 Nov 2008
Contact:

Postby jesse.armand » Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:22 am

Strong Eagle is right.

I've been there before when I was in SG. I received those resume / CV requests a lot.

You have to remember those agencies are running a business. They're trying to get money out of your employment / recruitment.

Suday Morning
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat, 19 Sep 2009

go to "career" in a company's website

Postby Suday Morning » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 9:11 pm

while waiting for your employment happens,
why don't you deposit your resume in a company's website.
big companies, IT related companies, like hp, ibm, microsoft, etc.
there are many companies where you can just drop your resume in.
i agree with the agencies.
even when they ask you to go for an interview, their purpose is to send someone to their client. after seating and talking to the interviewer, you find that their job description doesn't match your understanding.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34789
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 9:38 pm

As a former Admin & Finance Mgr of a local recruitment firm I can attest to the fact that most of the ads that agencies post are nothing more than farming exercises to fill their databases. Additionally, most of the online databases kept by companies are not kept more than around 3 or 4 months as they get literally dozens a day. It's only if they need a position that they even look into the databases to see if there is a recently posted CV that might fit to warrant a closer look.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Strong Eagle and 2 guests