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Applying for jobs in Singapore - advice needed

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Post by cathgotmail » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:53 pm

Hello, and peace to you all... I do not understand why those harsh words were necessary? :(
I think ceej1979 was asking a normal question.

@ceej1979, i lived in Singapore with an EP back in 2007, I got the job before relocating. so I am not one of those adventurous people who look for jobs while in Sg. :D
However I can tell you that many do so - and I hv also read successful stories from those people!
Having studied/worked/lived in US and Europe for years, I know how hard and strict it is to get a job and work permit there (its probably harder for me as I'm Asian=)).
I think lots of people would agree that its generally easier to get a job in Sg..As long as you have got the skills and experiences, it should not be too hard to get a job there.

To be honest, job hunting might be difficult these days (due to recession) - if you have the tickets, and free accommodation, then you should really give it a shot. I know many friends did make it so why don't you?


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Post by wcs » Sun, 20 Sep 2009 9:01 am

Hi ceej1979,

Good luck with your wedding and your move here. It will probably be easiest for you to apply for PR as a spouse after you are married. But there is a risk of having a National Service liability so keep that in mind.

Singapore is a very pragmatic place, from the politicians down. You will notice it more once you start living here. I say this to help give you some context around the replies you have received so far. There is a realism that is used in evaluations of many things here is rather brutal, but is really just a way of managing expectations.

You will find that there are many possibilities once you are on the ground here. The trouble is most will require networking, a lot of ground work, and a certain amount of luck to actual happen.

Good Luck!

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