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Help on How to start a career in Singapore

Post by eskimo85 » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 4:46 pm

Hi, I'm Malaysian and just graduated on february. I want to look for IT network job in SG.... any idea how i can make myself authorized to work in SG ?? :???: i've apply quite many jobs through jobstreet and jobsdb... non have reply me.... [/b]

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Post by beppi » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 6:45 pm

1. Learn proper English
2. Get 3 or more years working experience in a specialization field that is not common (but in demand) in Singapore

With these two points that differentiate you from the average local, you'll have a chance to find a good job here.
But as of now, you have none.

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Post by eskimo85 » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 2:36 pm

Thx for the info Bep... btw what do u mean by learn proper english ??

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 3:04 pm

eskimo85 wrote:Hi. I'm a Malaysian and just graduated in February. I want to look for an IT network job in SG.... any idea how I can make myself authorized to work in SG ?? :???: I've applied for quite a number of jobs through Jobstreet and Jobsdb... none have replied to me.... [/b]
That's what x9200 means about improving your English.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by beppi » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 3:35 pm

Thanks SMS, but I am not x9200.

To OP: Neither am I "Bep..." - taking such shortcuts will not endear you with hiring managers (both SMS and me ARE hiring managers!).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 3:50 pm

beppi wrote:Thanks SMS, but I am not x9200.

To OP: Neither am I "Bep..." - taking such shortcuts will not endear you with hiring managers (both SMS and me ARE hiring managers!).
Oops! :oops: Reading too many tabs too fast! Was reading one of the Red Chinese threads and popped over to this one without checking. :oops!: :shit: :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by eskimo85 » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 5:21 pm

ah i see~ no short form huh~ got that in mind now.... thank you guys for the infomation provided

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 5:32 pm

Expats are usually considered "foreign talent" and while I would disagree with what I've been seeing in recent years, the fact still remains, that if you want to be taken as serious and with respect, you need to write the same way...... :-|
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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 8:19 pm

eskimo85 wrote:ah i see~ no short form huh~ got that in mind now.... thank you guys for the infomation provided
No, you don't see. Your best bet for being hired in Singapore would be by a multinational... at least in terms of a company that would be capable of getting a work permit for you. And if you work for an MNC, you had better be able to write in complete sentences with reasonably good grammar.

Local firms will not be able to qualify you... you have nothing that locals don't have already.

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Re: Help on How to start a career in Singapore

Post by bobypf » Mon, 07 Mar 2011 3:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
eskimo85 wrote:Hi. I'm a Malaysian and just graduated in February. I want to look for an IT network job in SG.... any idea how I can make myself authorized to work in SG ?? :???: I've applied for quite a number of jobs through Jobstreet and Jobsdb... none have replied to me.... [/b]
That's what x9200 means about improving your English.
Hahahaha! sundaymorningstaple, such posts are a delight to read. :)

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