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Postby victorplusone » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 1:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There's the windup, an now for the pitch! :-|


whats a windup ?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 2:21 pm

victorplusone wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:There's the windup, an now for the pitch! :-|


whats a windup ?


when a pitcher gets ready to throw a ball. baseball.

"AAAAH-SWING-BATTA-BATTA-SWING-BATTA-BATTA--"

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Postby victorplusone » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 10:18 am

Does anyone know anything about finexis by the way, have a friend trying to pull me in. As i understand it, finexis doesnt develop products by itself but is rather a reseller of products from the larger, more established companies like great eastern and aia ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:26 am

:-k

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Re: Entry Level Jobs

Postby victorplusone » Sun, 19 Sep 2010 6:15 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:
victorplusone wrote:
beppi wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote:why does this sound like mlm?is the insurance industry similar to mlm?


Similar?!? The insurance agents industry IS multi level marketing!


Well ... i guess there are similarities in how your manager sucks a percentage from you in both insurance and mlm (property agent too). Usually direct sales - related jobs are structured that way.


Personally, I think insurance (I'm not familiar how property sector is like) and banking sector's sales job are the most transparent. Everyone know the standard commission and the manager's over-writing percentage. There is no secret about it. In most position, remuneration is a very sensitive subject whereby you are not allowed to share.

To be and remain manager in the insurance industry, it takes quite a bit of hard work. I have seen and met many manager who decided to step down to do sales, simply because the over-writing is not enough to justify the quantity of work they have to do. By staying in sales, they earn alot more, and yes, it can be in millions if you are fantastically good.


would just like to add that "fantastically good" is relative. 20 million is more than what the common worker will make in a few lifetimes, but to warren buffett, its like paying for the cab fare.

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Entry Level Jobs for an American citizen

Postby Z-rad » Mon, 07 May 2012 8:53 am

I have taken a huge interest in moving to Singapore to build my career. I have lived in Canada for the past four and a half years where I have attended university at Concordia University in Montreal and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing. Since my graduation, I have moved to Toronto where I have been working for 4 months at a Web and Software development company.

Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to live in a number of countries such as the United States, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada. I have really enjoyed my time living abroad, and being close to five years now in Canada, I am really looking for opportunities to move back overseas and build my career in a city like Singapore.

I am currently trying to discover the types of career opportunities Singapore might have to offer an individual like myself. I am not very familiar with the application process for a working visa in Singapore, as well as if companies in the city even consider hiring expats for entry-level and lower-level positions. Would an American citizen, with a business degree and two years of work experience have a chance of building his career in Singapore? Or would most the companies rather hire Singaporeans or candidates with Asia work experience over someone in my positon? If there is any information you could provide me with it would help my career decision greatly.

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Postby beppi » Mon, 07 May 2012 3:35 pm

It seems you haven't done much research before you posted your questions above. Please search this forum and the Internet - especially the visa topic was discussed in detail many times.
Singapore companies must by law prefer similarly qualified locals over foreigners. Thus unless you have special niche skills that are rare here, your visa might be rejected. It is unlikely for a fresh graduate to have any such skills.


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