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Singapore Local phone number

Postby torrentkid » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 3:19 pm

Hi

I live in India & am planning to apply for jobs in Singapore & need a local phone number. Can someone suggest me how can I get one? I would want the companies dial a local Singapore number and receive it on my local India mobile phone. Is it possible?

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Postby JayCee » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 3:27 pm

Why do you need a local number to apply for jobs? Prospective employers are capable of dialling a number in India surely :?

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Postby torrentkid » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 3:51 pm

Yes. I understand. But having a local number makes their job easier & gives them an impression that I am currently present in Singapore, just in case they would want to schedule an interview.

I am just a beginner and am trying to move to Singapore for a good IT technical job. Suggestions on 'how' would be appreciated as I am a novice.

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Postby JayCee » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 3:57 pm

torrentkid wrote:Yes. I understand. But having a local number makes their job easier & gives them an impression that I am currently present in Singapore, just in case they would want to schedule an interview.


Only advice I can give is just be honest about your circumstances, many people have got their jobs here from abroad and not lied about where they are based. If you tell them you're in Singapore and they want to interview you tomorrow you're in a bit of trouble then aren't you?

Oh, and check out the job websites for IT jobs in Singapore (google for them), if you have skills that are a shortage here and enough experience then you'll have a good chance of getting some interviews (a lot of companies will do this over the phone nowadays)

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Postby Saint » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 4:17 pm

torrentkid wrote:Yes. I understand. But having a local number makes their job easier & gives them an impression that I am currently present in Singapore, just in case they would want to schedule an interview.

I am just a beginner and am trying to move to Singapore for a good IT technical job. Suggestions on 'how' would be appreciated as I am a novice.


So on your CV you would have lied about your current employer, where you live etc etc :roll:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 4:19 pm

Kid, if you are 'just a beginner' as you say, then you are going to have a really difficult time of it trying to get a job in SG. Many local beginners as well. Even if you find a company willing to hire you, getting the gahmen to give you a pass is another matter. Think about getting some experience, gain a specialty... like network security, database administration, software release and patch management, and you'll have a much better chance... no matter what your phone number is.

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Postby torrentkid » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 5:56 pm

Kid, if you are 'just a beginner' as you say, then you are going to have a really difficult time of it trying to get a job in SG. Many local beginners as well. Even if you find a company willing to hire you, getting the gahmen to give you a pass is another matter. Think about getting some experience, gain a specialty... like network security, database administration, software release and patch management, and you'll have a much better chance... no matter what your phone number is.


Sorry. I meant I am a beginner in terms of searching for a job in Singapore. I am a 4 year experienced guy in Server administration & Production Support, Linux.

So on your CV you would have lied about your current employer, where you live etc etc


I would mention my Indian address, of course, no matter of lying. Everything would be just like as it is, including my Indian local phone number. But I also wanted to mention a Singapore number, just in case.

Like the others suggested, I guess I will have to try applying from wherever I am and wait for the right opportunity to ring me in.

Isn't it easier for the recruiter to wait and recruit someone from the country rather than having to get people from outside?

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Postby beppi » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:42 pm

Get a Singapore SIM card (prepaid) with global roaming enabled and put it into your mobile phone. The rates are extortionate (if somebody really calls you), but it works and is easy!

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Postby revhappy » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 4:48 pm

torrentkid wrote:Yes. I understand. But having a local number makes their job easier & gives them an impression that I am currently present in Singapore, just in case they would want to schedule an interview.

I am just a beginner and am trying to move to Singapore for a good IT technical job. Suggestions on 'how' would be appreciated as I am a novice.


It may give them an impression that you are in Singapore, but eventually when they call you and find out where you are, it will probably piss them off. Your ideas are really innovative, unfortunately very shortsighted. :-|

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Postby revhappy » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 4:55 pm

torrentkid wrote:Isn't it easier for the recruiter to wait and recruit someone from the country rather than having to get people from outside?


It is certainly easier and thats what most employer's do, they try to hunt for people present in Singapore, whether local or foreigner to avoid relocation costs and its only when they dont find talent locally do they scout elsewhere.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 5:55 pm

revhappy wrote: whether local or foreigner to avoid relocation costs and its only when they dont find talent locally do they scout elsewhere.


You gotta be kidding ... very few jobs now worry about 'relocation' expense ..

If the employer can wait, they will get a foreigner (in my 2 cents opinion) and majority of employees don't demand relocation expenses .. especially those in the lower P2/Q1/S classes .. they are pretty happy to get the 'dollar' job in SG

Of course, banking and such still demand and get it .. or so I am told .. but not in my line of work and not of late anyway .. :P :P

(and that reminds me - i must try to stick my nose into the BFI industry .. instead of worrying about job security in my current industry .. which I think is stable than BFI ... ) :mad:

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Postby revhappy » Sat, 12 Mar 2011 5:42 pm

ecureilx wrote:
revhappy wrote: whether local or foreigner to avoid relocation costs and its only when they dont find talent locally do they scout elsewhere.


You gotta be kidding ... very few jobs now worry about 'relocation' expense ..

If the employer can wait, they will get a foreigner (in my 2 cents opinion) and majority of employees don't demand relocation expenses .. especially those in the lower P2/Q1/S classes .. they are pretty happy to get the 'dollar' job in SG

Of course, banking and such still demand and get it .. or so I am told .. but not in my line of work and not of late anyway .. :P :P

(and that reminds me - i must try to stick my nose into the BFI industry .. instead of worrying about job security in my current industry .. which I think is stable than BFI ... ) :mad:


No, Our company has lots of job referrals that I get through email and the 1st line in it is always "Candidate must be present in Singapore". Its not necesary to be a SC/PR. I am not sure what the reasoning is. I was assuming its the relocation costs. Because they need to provide the airfare for the family and a week of accomodation as the bare minimum?


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