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How difficult is it to get work in Singapore

Postby aussies3 » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 7:10 pm

Hi all
Just wondering how difficult it is to find work in Singapore. My wife has been employed for 2 years and I will be looking for work. I currently work as a clerk but I am open to anything. My experience has been in the hosptal and disability fields but again I am open to a new challenge. I will be arriving in Singapore in January.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Postby HaPpYgOlUcKy » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:52 pm

If you have healthcare qualifications, then sounds like it may not be too bad to get a job here.......

Follow this link to check all the hospitals and nursing homes to see if yr special skill can be fully tapped...

Happy job seeking...


How difficult is it to get work in Singapore

Postby aussies3 » Sat, 30 Oct 2004 12:00 pm

Thanks for that happygolucky, but I have no speciality. I have clerical and Occ Heath & Safety experience in hospitals . I have taken a look on the site and I will continue to look.
Thanks again

Ned Kelly

Postby Ned Kelly » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:56 pm

Theres one thing you should watch out for though. Being an Aussie probably means you have some sort of criminal record right? Bread stealing perhaps ;-)

You might want to keep that one under the carpet. Anyways, food is very cheap here, so no worries cobber


Looking for communication-related work

Postby rosamaria » Mon, 01 Nov 2004 3:13 pm

i'm a filipina college grad looking for work opportunity in singapore, preferrably one that is people-oriented, for instance customer service. what are the chances of finding a job there?

i'm currently home in manila, working on project basis with a government department. i speak fluent english, but not chinese. any good lead? thanks.

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Postby swtok » Mon, 01 Nov 2004 9:16 pm

Hi Rosamaria,
You need to get a job first before you come to Singapore to work. Foreigners need a work permit to work here. So, you can't just come to Singapore to find a job like a local. No one will employ you without a work permit. So, get a job first and the company is likely to get the work permit done for you.
Try these job agencies:


Business Trends :

Adecco Asia :


Recruit Express :

KingsForce :

ManPower :

Or these online:

JobsDB :

JobStreet :

Monster :

JobSeek :

Jobs Factory :

SG Employers :

9 to 5 :

Asia One :

Employment Town :

Hope this helps.


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