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Entry Level Job/Internship in Marketing for Foreigners

Postby lumi » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:56 am

Can anyone advise on the chances of finding an entry level position (or internship) in the marketing field for a foreigner in Singapore. I am Australian if that makes a difference. I have been searching the job pages but most of the adverts ask only for Singaporeans or Mandarin speakers, and I wonder of those that don't say this are also only looking for such people but just didn't mention it in their ads.

I am willing to take on other types of jobs as well (such as Admin or Customer Service) though the jobs ads for these positions seem to (mostly) have the same Singaporean/Mandarin speaker requirments.

Thanks for any information you can provide :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:10 pm

While a company might welcome having an Australian or any other foreigner for that matter, the government is unlikely to grant a pass for internship in a field that is already over-saturated with plenty of local/PR's with suitable certifications, with and without experience. I'll not say it's impossible but it is highly unlikely.

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Postby lumi » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks for your reply. Would I be more employable if I had a WHP? I am a full time student (studying externally) and just read that I could get this (sounds like it's almost certain to be granted once I apply).

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Postby lumi » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 4:26 pm

Does anyone know if a WHP would make me more employable?

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 5:24 pm

lumi wrote:Does anyone know if a WHP would make me more employable?

It's certainly not going to hurt.
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Postby muterabbit » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:30 pm

citizen and pr only...........FXXK

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Postby lumi » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 3:46 pm

This is what I was wondering about, muterabbit. So many job ads say Singaporean or PR only and haveing a working holiday pass doesn't make me either of those so i would still be ineligable to apply. Perhaps I am not searching the better websites for the type of position I am looking for. I will make a new post about that....


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