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getting a job in Singapore as a foreigner

Postby IMT » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:44 am

Hello folks

I'm korean studying in university in Australia

I am not graduating yet soon but thinking of what kinds of job I'm intersted in.
my major is international business, I have no plan to get a master degree but will be looking for a job in cosmopolitan city like sigapore which also has various cultures.

so my question is that Is that difficult to get a job(entry level)in Singapore as a foreigner? I've looked through Jobstreet, but most of companies want SG citizen or PR.

unlike what I expected (thiking of SG gdp per capita), entry level salary is quite low (SG2000), why is that? can salary increase rapidly? as actual exprience goes up?

and last one is that international trading company or product selling part(internationally) or purchasing or merchandising position, is that demand for those industries high in SG? (I think so but would like to hear advices from real expects)

thanks to all

chears
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:01 pm

I've not seen too many smithies here in Singapore so it might be hard to find a job as a blacksmith.....

Aside from your rather bad typing (or spelling - not sure which), or lack of proofreading before hitting the submit button, there are not any "entry-level" positions available to Foreigners at the moment as you would not, or could not be classified as "foreign talent" as you have no talent as of yet. You need to get at least two to three years of experience in your field before attempting to come over here. And, if you have a common degree or are in a common field (not a niche area) you will have to compete with loads of locals with the same qualifications who HAVE to be used up or in short supply before the MOM would even consider granting an Employment Pass through a prospective employer to you. Additionally, the Employer would have to convince MOM that they needed to hire a foreigner over a local.

You chances at this point? And and at graduation? Zero if you want the blunt truth. Sorry. But, don't let that stop you from trying and continuing to ask until you get the response you want. Whether it is right or wrong. :wink:

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Postby IMT » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 1:42 pm

Helllo moderater.

Sorry for misspelling

I've got more questions

firstly, what does it mean by blacksmith and MOM? does smithes mean kind of foreigner in SG?

do you see it's fairly difficult to get a entry postion job in SG as a foreigner without any actual exprience at all? if you still think so, what is that?

and I suppose you didn't answer me about salary increment and your view on purchasing or international trading area in SG

I don't chance at this point or graduation man,

anyway thank you

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 2:26 pm

IMT wrote:Helllo moderater.

Sorry for misspelling

I've got more questions

firstly, what does it mean by blacksmith and MOM? does smithes mean kind of foreigner in SG?

That was just a play on the way you spelled foreigner in your initial posts (which you have since corrected. "Forginers" (forge? you only find a forge in a Blacksmith shop, and people who work in them are usually called smithies)

do you see it's fairly difficult to get a entry postion job in SG as a foreigner without any actual exprience at all? if you still think so, what is that?

Singapore is a small island. It only has a limited amount of land that can be used for people/businesses. Like any country, they have to ensure their own people/citizens/PR have jobs. To give a job to a foreigner, if there was a local with the same abilities, is taking it out of the mouth of it's citizens to give to a foreigner. Not right. Look at your own countries policies for a start. Therefore, you have to bring something to the table that a local doesn't have. Being from a foreign country is all you got, and that they don't need.

and I suppose you didn't answer me about salary increment and your view on purchasing or international trading area in SG

Foolish to answer as it's not of any relevance at this point in the game, in two or three years it will probably be much different. At any rate, without experience, even if you did somehow manage to find a job here, it would only pay in the neighbourhood of 2K/month for a fresher without experience.

I don't chance at this point or graduation man,

Afraid not.

anyway thank you

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Postby douglasmoustache » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 8:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
IMT wrote:Helllo moderater.

Sorry for misspelling

I've got more questions

firstly, what does it mean by blacksmith and MOM? does smithes mean kind of foreigner in SG?

That was just a play on the way you spelled foreigner in your initial posts (which you have since corrected. "Forginers" (forge? you only find a forge in a Blacksmith shop, and people who work in them are usually called smithies)

do you see it's fairly difficult to get a entry postion job in SG as a foreigner without any actual exprience at all? if you still think so, what is that?

Singapore is a small island. It only has a limited amount of land that can be used for people/businesses. Like any country, they have to ensure their own people/citizens/PR have jobs. To give a job to a foreigner, if there was a local with the same abilities, is taking it out of the mouth of it's citizens to give to a foreigner. Not right. Look at your own countries policies for a start. Therefore, you have to bring something to the table that a local doesn't have. Being from a foreign country is all you got, and that they don't need.

and I suppose you didn't answer me about salary increment and your view on purchasing or international trading area in SG

Foolish to answer as it's not of any relevance at this point in the game, in two or three years it will probably be much different. At any rate, without experience, even if you did somehow manage to find a job here, it would only pay in the neighbourhood of 2K/month for a fresher without experience.

I don't chance at this point or graduation man,

Afraid not.

anyway thank you


Keep your comments for yourself, first!! Secondly, be professional and stop acting like a terrorist!! THird, it seems to me you have been a single for years by the way you act...oh...pardon, je ne voulais pas augmenter votre culpabilite, monsieur le.... quoi deja... oh moderateur!!! Who is going to endure a life there anyway just by looking at how crowded it is!! BY working in my country, I can easily make 2-3 times more by working in SG just because I am offered a much better condition; If I run my own business(es), I can make much more than 4-5 times more than a white collar in SG.

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Postby douglasmoustache » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 8:38 pm

[quote="douglasmoustache"][quote="sundaymorningstaple"][quote="IMT"]Helllo moderater.

Sorry for misspelling


Singapore is a small island. It only has a limited amount of land that can be used for people/businesses. Like any country, they have to ensure their own people/citizens/PR have jobs. To give a job to a foreigner, if there was a local with the same abilities, is taking it out of the mouth of it's citizens to give to a foreigner. Not right. Look at your own countries policies for a start. Therefore, you have to bring something to the table that a local doesn't have. Being from a foreign country is all you got, and that they don't need.

Mr moderateur fatigue et sous-diplome, I suggest you keep your racist prejudices to yourself. Whether SG wants to give available jobs to skilled foreigners, it is to MOM to decide, not to a narow minded cockroach like you!!
Countries policies? Mine are 'incriticable', so Screw SG and screw you, espece de gros conard mal baise depuis 6 ans, voire 10!! (french people would laugh I think..oui oui??)
Bring sth to the table?? what about frehs frogs that I plan to mix with singapore noodles, hein?? sounds good for singaporean, hein?? hehehe

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 8:52 pm

donnez-nous un baiser, vous grand homo

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Postby taxico » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 9:52 pm

O, merde!

time to trim de moustache.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:49 pm

douglasmoustache wrote: I suggest you keep your racist prejudices to yourself.


I suggest you actually learn what racist prejudices actually are. You don't really seem to have an inkling of a clue.

BY working in my country, I can easily make 2-3 times more by working in SG just because I am offered a much better condition; If I run my own business(es), I can make much more than 4-5 times more than a white collar in SG.


Oh, and why don't you go back to your country then, where ever it might be and quite foisting yourself on Australians. They don't need or want your kind either.

Are you from Turkey perchance? Or related to Aunt Batty? Or both? :lol:

As far as all the French vitriol goes, I don't remember any of my school french and figure that based on the English you have written, then the French is probably even worse and not worth the effort to find out. But I'd almost be willing to bet that neither French nor English nor Turkish are your native tongue, nor are you from anywhere in Europe, N or S America, Australia/NZ or any Oriental Asian country.

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