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Eligible for employment in Singapore?

Post by broxis11 » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 6:05 pm

Good afternoon all :wave:

I am a 32 year old British national who has 16 years sales experience and doesn`t have a degree.

I have been working for the last 3 years as a sales manager in Dubai and would like to move to Singapore.

As I don`t have a degree, do you think that it will be possible that I could gain the appropriate work visa given my current role and experience?

My current salary before bonus is the equivalent of SGD 6,250.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 6:09 pm

Go to the search button on careers . There are host of topics that may suit your requirement.

This is the one of the link

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/forum15.html

If you still not able to get what you are after. Send a post , one of the good guys here will advise you
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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 6:20 am

What do you sell, to whom do you sell it, and what is your sales track record? You'll pardon me please, but top performers make a lot more than S$6,250.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 8:41 am

to add, if somebody would pay you 7k SGD a month or more, not having a degree won't matter. please look into P1 pass.
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Post by robleo » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:21 am

First thing you do is look for a job online and see the qualifications. Being in your industry, regardless of country, i guess you know the qualifications.

My guess is that your job takes experience and ability in priority more than the degree.

Try applying online. When you get it, and the salary is around 7k sgd- you won't have a problem getting a work visa.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:47 am

robleo wrote:- you won't have a problem getting a work visa.
You can guarantee that? :roll:
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Post by broxis11 » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 5:21 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:What do you sell, to whom do you sell it, and what is your sales track record? You'll pardon me please, but top performers make a lot more than S$6,250.

I`m not entirely sure what point you`re trying to make here :roll:


Thanks for all of the useful replies so far :)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 21 Jul 2010 7:40 am

broxis11 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:What do you sell, to whom do you sell it, and what is your sales track record? You'll pardon me please, but top performers make a lot more than S$6,250.

I`m not entirely sure what point you`re trying to make here :roll:


Thanks for all of the useful replies so far :)
The point I am trying to make is that if you are a run of the mill sales type, operating, for example, in merchandising, you'll be measured against all the other locals who will vie for the job and your chances of getting an EP will be reduced.

OTOH, if you have a track record of strong sales into MNC's in a technical field, then you will probably get an EP and lots of offers because it is hard to find good tech salesmen.

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Post by broxis11 » Wed, 21 Jul 2010 8:18 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
broxis11 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:What do you sell, to whom do you sell it, and what is your sales track record? You'll pardon me please, but top performers make a lot more than S$6,250.

I`m not entirely sure what point you`re trying to make here :roll:


Thanks for all of the useful replies so far :)
The point I am trying to make is that if you are a run of the mill sales type, operating, for example, in merchandising, you'll be measured against all the other locals who will vie for the job and your chances of getting an EP will be reduced.

OTOH, if you have a track record of strong sales into MNC's in a technical field, then you will probably get an EP and lots of offers because it is hard to find good tech salesmen.
Just for clarification, I am not a salesman. I am a sales manager in the Oil and Gas sector and I am looking to move to Singapore to continue working in this capacity.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 21 Jul 2010 8:29 pm

get a minimum offer of 7K sgd for better chances of a pass.

or start your own company.
broxis11 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
broxis11 wrote:
I`m not entirely sure what point you`re trying to make here :roll:


Thanks for all of the useful replies so far :)
The point I am trying to make is that if you are a run of the mill sales type, operating, for example, in merchandising, you'll be measured against all the other locals who will vie for the job and your chances of getting an EP will be reduced.

OTOH, if you have a track record of strong sales into MNC's in a technical field, then you will probably get an EP and lots of offers because it is hard to find good tech salesmen.
Just for clarification, I am not a salesman. I am a sales manager in the Oil and Gas sector and I am looking to move to Singapore to continue working in this capacity.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Jul 2010 8:47 pm

broxis11 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
broxis11 wrote:
I`m not entirely sure what point you`re trying to make here :roll:


Thanks for all of the useful replies so far :)
The point I am trying to make is that if you are a run of the mill sales type, operating, for example, in merchandising, you'll be measured against all the other locals who will vie for the job and your chances of getting an EP will be reduced.

OTOH, if you have a track record of strong sales into MNC's in a technical field, then you will probably get an EP and lots of offers because it is hard to find good tech salesmen.
Just for clarification, I am not a salesman. I am a sales manager in the Oil and Gas sector and I am looking to move to Singapore to continue working in this capacity.
Out of curiosity, with the salary you are quoting, were you a salesman who sold to petrol kiosks? Because having spent nigh on 20 years in the O&G sector myself, I find the salary a bit on the low side as well. The major sales managers selling to the large shipping firms, etc were making 6 digit salaries almost 20 years ago. Times apparently have really changed I must say. That said, you should be able to find at least 7 to 8K here if you can find a suitable position without having to start at a lower grade.
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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 4:10 am

broxis11 wrote: Just for clarification, I am not a salesman. I am a sales manager in the Oil and Gas sector and I am looking to move to Singapore to continue working in this capacity.
I am not into O & G but I do know a few of my friends that works in SPC, BP and Shell. There are several types of sales manager in this role. What are you.? Retail ? Gas or Oil ? Wholesale ? Bulk Movement ? Or Floor trading on O & G. If you can reply to this , I will try to get info on the ball park salary .
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