I was almost in the same situation except for the retrenchment part. I even had replies from Ireland, Japan, US, France, [a whole lot from] India, Australia and even Serbia (yes, that Serbia). I was even one-click and one credit card number away from submitting my New Zealand immigrant visa application.quicksights wrote:I am new here
for me applying in Singapore has become, unrealistic
I have been applying for almost 1 year now since recession. Having been retrenched here in the Philippines. I have about 5 years experience
in Embedded/Firmware Software Engineering and Design Engineering. I am looking a job in this field but no interviews at all. What frustrating sometimes is I can really perform the job posted online. I have experience and I do this electronics and programming as a personal hobby. I guess I will take it easy for now on applying in Singapore and take a break.
I applied in some jobs in New Zealand and Australia, at least, I got some replies.
It took three years* to land an offer in Singers since I started my search. So, them's the breaks. Some get a job in two weeks of staying here, some go home empty-handed. Admittedly, luck is also a factor so the regulars would tend to lean to give conservative advice.
* I was only rigorous in the search on the last year since I was only "practice job hunting" on the first two.