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Where can I get contact info on headhunters in Singapore

Postby ak1112 » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 8:47 am

Hello All,

I live in the US; and confused about how I should get ligitimate head hunter contacts in Singapore. I am an experienced Chemical Engineer looking for a senior level position.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 9:12 am

nakatago wrote:
ak1112 wrote:Hello All,

I live in the US; and confused about how I should get ligitimate head hunter contacts in Singapore. I am an experienced Chemical Engineer looking for a senior level position.

Any help is much appreciated.


You're better off leaving a profile in monster.com/jobstreet.com searchable. Better yet, research for some firms (e.g. A*Star) and apply directly. If you do a search for headhunters or recruiting agencies here in these boards, you'll be dismayed by what you may read. Ditto for other threads about job hunting and applying for employment pass.

And no double posting. please delete your other thread.


nakatago, sorry about that! :oops: I deleted the duplicate post but didn't see your following post until too late. Unfortunately while mods have splitting ability, we don't have merging abilities on this forum so I can't merge your lone post (without the OP's original message) to this one. Best I could do was Quote your other message and paste it here. :oops!: :shit:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 9:36 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
nakatago wrote:
ak1112 wrote:Hello All,

I live in the US; and confused about how I should get ligitimate head hunter contacts in Singapore. I am an experienced Chemical Engineer looking for a senior level position.

Any help is much appreciated.


You're better off leaving a profile in monster.com/jobstreet.com searchable. Better yet, research for some firms (e.g. A*Star) and apply directly. If you do a search for headhunters or recruiting agencies here in these boards, you'll be dismayed by what you may read. Ditto for other threads about job hunting and applying for employment pass.

And no double posting. please delete your other thread.


nakatago, sorry about that! :oops: I deleted the duplicate post but didn't see your following post until too late. Unfortunately while mods have splitting ability, we don't have merging abilities on this forum so I can't merge your lone post (without the OP's original message) to this one. Best I could do was Quote your other message and paste it here. :oops!: :shit:


meh. I'd live. :P

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Re: Where can I get contact info on headhunters in Singapore

Postby singaporeflyer » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:31 am

ak1112 wrote:Hello All,

I live in the US; and confused about how I should get ligitimate head hunter contacts in Singapore. I am an experienced Chemical Engineer looking for a senior level position.

Any help is much appreciated.


www.jobsdb.com.sg
www.monster.com.sg
www.jobstreet.com.sg

The above sites would give you a fair idea and would help you to start off. You will come across many consultants who are looking out for employees in the above mentioned sites.

Good Luck !

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 1:06 pm

Be advised, however, that all the positions you see in those sites, only about 30% are actual jobs. Most are come-ons just to get you to send you CV for their databases. This is especially so for those ads inserted by recruitment companies. either on the job boards or on their individual sites.

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Postby chipperchris » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 3:45 pm

if that is the case for the job postings on the job search sites, what do you think is the best way to go about the job hunt process here? personal / expat networks?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 4:09 pm

Obviously, networking is the optimal choice. It's also the choice that's going to generally bring the handsomest rewards as well. The one exception to that is to be "Headhunted" by a recruiter for one of their clients. This will obviously be the way to be sourced as they would have to be interested in you to start with and would naturally pay a premium to dislodge you from your current position (usually a competitor). Of course, you have to be at the top of your class in your respective niche in order to be eligible for that.

If, on the other hand, you are "looking for a new job" then by all means flood the online boards and such as if your CV withers on the vine because you don't think is will produce, it won't produce. So, even if the chance is only 1%, if you send out 100 CV's and one produces an interview, then it's worth it. Having said that, you need to keep refreshing your CV as the shelf life of a CV is around 3 months max if you are a PMET.

Another approach is the direct approach (in additions to the online boards). Do a search for those industries and try to find an end-user within that organization and send your CV to both the HR & cc: the end-user. (Whatever you do, DON'T try to do an end-run around HR.

Also, online industry forums are a good place to make the beginnings of networks, as are some of the networking sites like linkedIn and so forth.

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