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Postby vassili.sibirius » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 6:19 pm

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 7:12 pm

Miracles do happen. Give it a shot. You might get lucky.

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Postby vassili.sibirius » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 7:18 pm

What do you think would be the major obstacle for me?

I assume, if I get a job offer from a company, would I get working visa (through the company), or is there a big chance that a company will apply for visa and the government will just reject it without a reason?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 7:31 pm

vassili.sibirius wrote:What do you think would be the major obstacle for me?


No experience. The gahmen is working hard in the areas of liberal arts, trying to produce more creative talents locally. Those that do graduate will go to the head of the line, in the gahmen's eyes.

There is not much Russian, nor Swedish spoken here.

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Postby vassili.sibirius » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 7:39 pm

Right.. Thanks. What would your advice be? Am I without any chance at all?

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Postby vassili.sibirius » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 8:46 pm

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_ ... 8Ae01.html this article doesn't really make me feel good either..

Or do they generalise about foreigners and mean illegal workers who take up lowest paying jobs from Singaporeans? What is the situation, guys?

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Postby ksl » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:29 pm

vassili.sibirius wrote:http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/LJ28Ae01.html this article doesn't really make me feel good either..

Or do they generalise about foreigners and mean illegal workers who take up lowest paying jobs from Singaporeans? What is the situation, guys?


There's a job offer at IE posted 27th October though they are looking for 3 years experience, for web editing and video I'd apply for it, your Russian may come in handy to as they deal with with all Countries. You have to convince them in detail, that you can communicate on a business level in the languages that they use.

http://sg.dimension.jobsdb.com/career/D ... 65C96AE645

http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/wps/portal

You have as much chance as anyone else, to get a job even though they have tightened up, they need people with language skills to drum up business recruitment to Singapore from most Countries, remain positive and go for it, you have to start some place even though its hard going, there are ways to get in. Also contact the Swedish embassy to check if they have any companies here needing your skills, maybe Ikea or others

There is also some Russian companies here too.

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Postby vassili.sibirius » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 7:57 am

thank you guys. How can I improve my chances, if any idea?

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Postby ksl » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:47 pm

vassili.sibirius wrote:thank you guys. How can I improve my chances, if any idea?


Only by identifying the strengths that you have against your weaknesses, and emphasising the facts, that you will willingly take a lower income until you prove your worth to the company which could take 3 to 6 months, they may try to use you or abuse you, but what you need is a foot in the door.
After you will you have contributed enough to prove your worth you can gradually move forward slowly, without conflict.
Think strategy and leverage with alternative back up plans but stay within the laws and don't make it a conflict. What you need is a company to fight for your pass and only MOM can approve that, so you need a little luck too, though i would think your langauge skills are needed in a Country that relies on recruiting foreign companies, which brings local jobs.

You have to be a very confident salesman to sell yourself, bullshit and lies will only end in trouble.

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Postby vassili.sibirius » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 4:31 pm

Thank you , that helps!

Now also I want to ask, if I would not get my Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate approved online, can I look for a job with a tourist visa while in Singapore? I can't find any requirements for being approved for that.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 4:36 pm

vassili.sibirius wrote:Thank you , that helps!

Now also I want to ask, if I would not get my Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate approved online, can I look for a job with a tourist visa while in Singapore? I can't find any requirements for being approved for that.

Cheers!


You can look for a job on a tourist visa, though you are not allowed to work, until you get the correct employment pass.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 5:40 pm

vassili.sibirius wrote:Thank you , that helps!

Now also I want to ask, if I would not get my Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate approved online, can I look for a job with a tourist visa while in Singapore? I can't find any requirements for being approved for that.

Cheers!


You can look for a job on a tourist visa without an EPEC. All the EPEC does is state that your personal qualifications meet the minimum standards to get an EP. It doesn't mean you get an EP, though, because the company also has to prove up that they need foreign talent for the job, and that the pay is in line with the need for foreign talent. Lots of people have got EPEC's only to find they/the company still couldn't qualify for an EP.

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Postby madura » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 9:11 pm

ksl wrote:There's a job offer at IE posted 27th October though they are looking for 3 years experience, for web editing and video I'd apply for it, your Russian may come in handy to as they deal with with all Countries. You have to convince them in detail, that you can communicate on a business level in the languages that they use.

http://sg.dimension.jobsdb.com/career/D ... 65C96AE645


Absolutely no chance at all. I'm quite familiar with the recruitment policies of government agencies, and IE is one of those which has strict Singaporeans only policy. In fact, they would rather keep the position vacant, or hire a local who doesn't meet all the requirements. (I kid you not) Even Singapore-PRs have a difficult (though not impossible) time getting in.

Looking at the skill-sets required for this position, it shouldn't be difficult to fill it with a local. Yes, it is true that IE is hiring Russian speakers, but it would not be much of an advantage for this position.
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Postby vassili.sibirius » Mon, 01 Nov 2010 9:14 pm

right, thanks. and I assume, to qualify for EP as a person, the requirements depend on your salary etc?


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