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Another one of those job related questions...

Postby Rinaldhounited » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 5:18 pm

OK, so I have been looking through a lot of these posts regarding the hard-ships faced by foreigners hoping to acquire jobs in Singapore. However, in one of the posts, I believe SMS said this:

"We've been getting Civil Engineers with one or two years experience up from Oz for a number of years now. With the right degree in certain industries and a year or two experience. It's always possible. "

If I understand this correctly, Singaporean employers in certain industries are more willing to hire foreigners than other, so my question is, what are these industries? (Other than civil engineering, which has been pointed out.)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 5:59 pm

:lol:

Mostly jobs that are dirty, out in the weather, hot & sweaty. Singaporeans don't like manual labour or service industries and think it's beneath them, therefore any job that requires spending lots of time out in the elements is a good direction to look.

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Postby Rinaldhounited » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 6:06 pm

Are there any of these jobs within the business industry? Or is the supply of Singaporeans sufficient to meet the demand?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 6:25 pm

Business industry? What is that? All companies are businesses.

I'm afraid you need to be a wee bit more specific. :?

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Postby Rinaldhounited » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 6:34 pm

Yea, I guess I should have worded that a bit better. What I meant was, are there any jobs within the Marketing or Communications field which employers are more inclined to hiring foreign workers?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Dec 2009 6:42 pm

Well, it depends on what you are bringing to the table. An employer might want you for a variety of reasons, but it's the MOM that seems to be the stumbling block. If they figure there are sufficient local up to the task then they reject. But if you have a strong background in a niche industry where it's hard to find qualified people then you stand a chance. That or a sizeable amount of experience in a number of foreign countries (not just your home country - e.g., international exposure).

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 07 Dec 2009 7:14 am

in communication, i see alot of openings but theyre mostly management level. Ifyou feel you have the experience and the degree, its always good to try.

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Postby Rinaldhounited » Mon, 07 Dec 2009 7:20 am

Well, more specifically, my question is about Public Relations jobs. Are those included in the Communication jobs you were referring to?

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 07 Dec 2009 10:04 pm

yah..mostly management level. like Head, Manager, Director...with 7 yrs up experience. lately anyway.

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Postby winger7 » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 12:19 pm

That's exactly what I've always bared in mind about myself and think I stand a chance. I could be a bit too hopeful but at the same time I'm not expecting anything spectacular.

International exposure in working you mean? I think international exposure growing up period counts for itself. My job right now, I coordinate a conference relating to sustainability and I got hired because of my international exposure. Would you agree it's useful? It must be if I'm working here!

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, it depends on what you are bringing to the table. An employer might want you for a variety of reasons, but it's the MOM that seems to be the stumbling block. If they figure there are sufficient local up to the task then they reject. But if you have a strong background in a niche industry where it's hard to find qualified people then you stand a chance. That or a sizeable amount of experience in a number of foreign countries (not just your home country - e.g., international exposure).

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Postby madura » Sun, 27 Dec 2009 1:23 am

Rinaldhounited wrote:Yea, I guess I should have worded that a bit better. What I meant was, are there any jobs within the Marketing or Communications field which employers are more inclined to hiring foreign workers?


market research has a VERY high number of foreign workers.
you stand a good chance in PR if you have niche experience - PR for financial institutions especially.


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