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Postby belarusgirl » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 1:34 am

Hello friends,
I am a belarusian girl 28 yrs old having a masters degree in economics from belarus. I also passed TOEFL with a good score. I can speak russian, belarussian as well as english. I am very intersted to work in singapore.

Could u friends tell me if there is any possibility to find any kind of jobs for native russian speakers . I am ready to work in any field. I am also interested to know whether its possible to apply for a Phd position in economics in singapore at the university.

Friends I need your help,,, Please give me some suggestion.
yours friend
belarusgirl :D

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Re: Need Help from experts

Postby ceej1979 » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 1:58 am

belarusgirl wrote:Hello friends,
I am a belarusian girl 28 yrs old having a masters degree in economics from belarus. I also passed TOEFL with a good score. I can speak russian, belarussian as well as english. I am very intersted to work in singapore.

Could u friends tell me if there is any possibility to find any kind of jobs for native russian speakers . I am ready to work in any field. I am also interested to know whether its possible to apply for a Phd position in economics in singapore at the university.

Friends I need your help,,, Please give me some suggestion.
yours friend
belarusgirl :D



Hi,

They generally have to have a reason to hire foreigners for roles.

It's not the type of place where you can come over, and decide to try something new. You'll need to demonstrate qualifications, and experience in a specific industry to have a hope of being successful I'd imagine.

As I said, it’s not just getting a job. To get a visa to work, you’ll have to prove that you are going to bring a level of expertise/experience to the company.

As I said, it’s not the type of place where you can just come over, and try and start a career in something new. If they are going to make the effort to bring in a foreigner, they want the finished article.

What is your work history? As in, I’d surely suggest continuing that is probably the best option. As you’d have the pre-requisite experience that they need.

I have no real idea about Academia to be honest. I assume that like all countries they offer PhD places to foreigners. At the same time, if you’ve seen the way university budgets are being slashed, globally, in the recession, this may be even more competitive than actually getting a job.

I’m not sure being able to speak Russian will be much of a selling point. Well, depending what your current line of work.

It’s not a language widely used in South East Asia. The only things I can maybe think of are maybe something in Customs and Excise, or immigration? At the same time, I’m not sure you’re even allowed to work for the government if you aren’t a national. I know it’s not easy.

Sales perhaps? I know foreign languages are sometimes useful for that. However, again, to come to work in Singapore as a salesperson, you are talking serious experience, and success I’d imagine. You know, they are world leading in this sort of thing.

They don’t need foreign advice on how to sell stuff I expect………….

Whatever you are doing at the minute, or whatever the bulk of your experience is in, I’d suggest you pursue that over here.

That or try and get into academia.

Those are the only real scenarios I can think of. You’re going to need at least a couple of years experience in the industry, for almost any job.

As I said, it’s not a place for rookies. Especially foreign rookies


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