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Lost my job, looking for a new one! + a few questions = HELP

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Lost my job, looking for a new one! + a few questions = HELP

Post by Coniglio » Tue, 16 Mar 2010 6:02 pm

Hi Everyone!

I´ve been living in Singapore for about 6 months (I am 22 years old). I came here to work doing international customer service support for Autodesk products. I was working night shifts.

The thing is that yesterday my contract has been terminated, and since the whole time that I have been here... I already made my life. I met my first girlfriend and I really want to stay with her in Singapore, I bought many stuff, etc etc.

The thing is that I don´t have any degrees or big work experience.

My strong point are that I am a really fast learner, decent multi languages skills and good with sports (tennis I have been playing for just 4 months before I came to Singapore in London... and I won a tournament. Basketball... I was playing for my city and school when I was kid and Footbal I never tried to play at a high level but I wasn't bad at all! I was really fast and agil player.

I am looking for any kind of job!

And a very important question, I am allowed to stay until 14th April. So how can I do it to get out of the country for a weekend and get an other permit to stay here for a while?

Any help is more than welcome!

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Post by madura » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 1:37 pm

What language skills do you have? That's probably your best bet to finding a job.

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 5:21 pm

I agree with Madura regarding using your language skills to find a new job. Since you had some experience with customer service, you can target customer service jobs which require a foreign language.

When you wrote that you're allowed to stay until 14 April 2010, were you referring to a tourist visa?
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Post by wcs » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 5:15 am

You could always enrol as a student and get that degree here. That would give you a few years of living here at least.

Depending on the course you may be able to work 20 hours a week to help support yourself too.

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