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Part time work for finance professional..available?

Postby lemondrops » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 1:24 am

Hello there, I'm sorry if this question has been done before, but I am moving to Singapore from Dubai sometime early next year on account of my husband moving jobs. I currently have a part time job in a boutique investment banking firm in Dubai which I consider ideal as I have a two year old DD and am expecting my second shortly. I would love to find similiar part time work or work that would allow me to work partly from home when I arrive in Singapore. Are there such opportunities for finance professionals? I have an MBA in finance from a highly accredited university in the US.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 6:47 am

With all that self hype I would have though you would have already done a thorough search of this site. Had you do so, you wouldn't have needed to ask that question. It's been discussed recently in numerous threads ad nauseum.

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Postby lemondrops » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:07 pm

self hype? seriously? I just wanted to put in as much relevant information as possible! I only have Dubai to compare to and in this market it's nigh near impossible finding a part time position in finance, and I'm not looking to find work as a PA or secretary. The only reason I've come across the working arrangement I have was because I was a full time employee at my company before I had DD and the timing was right. I have asked other people I know who have lived in Singapore, and they've only mentioned wealth management as an option but my experience is in corporate financial advisory.

I'm sorry this particular topic has been done to death before, but if there was a proper search function on the site that didn't bring up everything but the kitchen sink maybe everyone wouldn't feel the need to discuss it ad nauseum

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:29 pm

If one knows how to properly use a search function then it's excellent. Are you sure you used the right search engine on this page? The one just below the Profile link? Most find it fantastic.

But, to answer you question, and so as to not overtax you with the search engine, you can possibly work from home but it's highly doubtful. Most employers here are not that keen on flexi-work arrangements. You can work, however, if you can find an employer willing to apply for a letter of consent (which is easy) or apply for a Employment Pass of your own. But again, doubtful you will find an employer willing to let you work part time or from home (doubtful you will get permission to work at all if it's part-time).
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Postby ksl » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:34 pm

lemondrops wrote:self hype? seriously? I just wanted to put in as much relevant information as possible! I only have Dubai to compare to and in this market it's nigh near impossible finding a part time position in finance, and I'm not looking to find work as a PA or secretary. The only reason I've come across the working arrangement I have was because I was a full time employee at my company before I had DD and the timing was right. I have asked other people I know who have lived in Singapore, and they've only mentioned wealth management as an option but my experience is in corporate financial advisory.

I'm sorry this particular topic has been done to death before, but if there was a proper search function on the site that didn't bring up everything but the kitchen sink maybe everyone wouldn't feel the need to discuss it ad nauseum


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Postby carlsum1986 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If one knows how to properly use a search function then it's excellent. Are you sure you used the right search engine on this page? The one just below the Profile link? Most find it fantastic.



I just realised that I have been using the wrong search function....... :oops:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:48 pm

:shit: :lol: :wink:

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:49 pm

lemondrops wrote:I'm sorry this particular topic has been done to death before, but if there was a proper search function on the site that didn't bring up everything but the kitchen sink maybe everyone wouldn't feel the need to discuss it ad nauseum

Google : YOUR KEYWORDS site:forum.singaporeexpats.com
also did not work or was not proper enough? :)

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Postby lemondrops » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 1:04 pm

Unfortunately, when I run a general search like finance I get over 4,000 matches, if I run a search for finance and part time I get 60 matches, the first of which is mine. The remainder are quite general posts. I suppose that answers my question for me, and I must say it's not exactly a surprise given how competitive and demanding the industry can be. Probably won't hurt to talk to a few recruiters when I arrive, although I won't hold my breath at this point. Thanks anyway.

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Postby lemondrops » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 1:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If one knows how to properly use a search function then it's excellent. Are you sure you used the right search engine on this page? The one just below the Profile link? Most find it fantastic.

But, to answer you question, and so as to not overtax you with the search engine, you can possibly work from home but it's highly doubtful. Most employers here are not that keen on flexi-work arrangements. You can work, however, if you can find an employer willing to apply for a letter of consent (which is easy) or apply for a Employment Pass of your own. But again, doubtful you will find an employer willing to let you work part time or from home (doubtful you will get permission to work at all if it's part-time).


Ah, thanks for that. I thought it would be unlikely considering the nature of the industry, hadn't even factored in requirements for work permits. Am not quite ready to work full time with one toddler and another on the way to look after. Looks like I will have to take up running!


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