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Singapore Job Market Nowadays - Am I Eligible?

Postby peacefullia » Sun, 01 May 2011 5:59 pm

Hi fellas,

I'm an Indonesian currently in Dubai and bumped onto one of those bad walls which are common here. In short, this place is definitely not for me (and many other people).

Now I am looking for an opportunity to move to Singapore. Knowing that entering Singapore is not easy, I'd like to know what you'd say about how good or how bad my chance is. Please visit my online resume http://www.herlia.com. Please noted that I dropped out from my university and only holding a certificate.

Even rudest - pesimistic comments are welcome.

BIG Thanks!

-Lia-
Am I eligible to enter Singapore? www.herlia.com

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Re: Singapore Job Market Nowadays - Am I Eligible?

Postby JayCee » Tue, 03 May 2011 12:48 pm

peacefullia wrote:Hi fellas,

I'm an Indonesian currently in Dubai and bumped onto one of those bad walls which are common here. In short, this place is definitely not for me (and many other people).

Now I am looking for an opportunity to move to Singapore. Knowing that entering Singapore is not easy, I'd like to know what you'd say about how good or how bad my chance is. Please visit my online resume http://www.herlia.com. Please noted that I dropped out from my university and only holding a certificate.

Even rudest - pesimistic comments are welcome.

BIG Thanks!

-Lia-


No-one can say what your chances are, it all depends on if there are jobs out there which you are qualified for (did you look on any job websites?) and whether there are enough locals to do them. The fact you have no degree doesn't help to be honest, unless you're likely to be paid enough to qualify for a P1 pass (looking at your CV I'd say not likely)

The work passes available are here:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx

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Postby peacefullia » Tue, 03 May 2011 1:43 pm

Hi JayCee,

Finally I got a comment! ;)

Well, actually I haven't started hunting for job, I am doing some researches about Singapore (and several other countries). In other forum, I got many replies with one single key message: "we don't want you" :)

In short, they are trying to tell me that expats are ruining locals' job market.

Anyways, I have checked the link and I can find many valuable information on the web. In term of salary, I think I fall into Q1 or P2. Let me dig up more from this web.

Thanks a lot.
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Postby JayCee » Tue, 03 May 2011 3:27 pm

peacefullia wrote:Hi JayCee,

Finally I got a comment! ;)

Well, actually I haven't started hunting for job, I am doing some researches about Singapore (and several other countries). In other forum, I got many replies with one single key message: "we don't want you" :)

In short, they are trying to tell me that expats are ruining locals' job market.

Anyways, I have checked the link and I can find many valuable information on the web. In term of salary, I think I fall into Q1 or P2. Let me dig up more from this web.

Thanks a lot.


It doesn't matter if some xenophobic locals want you here or not, what matters is whether there are jobs available which need your skills hence why checking the job boards to see what's around will be much more useful than creating threads asking people what your chances are.

You won't be eligible for a P2 pass with no degree, with enough years experience you'll be eligible for Q1 (the salary ranges for passes are relative, you may get paid an amount which puts you in the P2 range but you'll still get given a Q1 pass due to not having the degree). The most important thing is to find a job first though

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Postby peacefullia » Tue, 03 May 2011 3:40 pm

While I haven't thoroughly browse the web (I'd do it this evening, promise! ;)) I believe you can answer this question for me: Is there any particular visa for visitors to spend time in Singapore and look for a job?

In Dubai, there is only 30 days visit visa (renewable to another 40 days) for visitors to try their luck on job hunting.
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Postby JayCee » Tue, 03 May 2011 3:48 pm

peacefullia wrote:While I haven't thoroughly browse the web (I'd do it this evening, promise! ;)) I believe you can answer this question for me: Is there any particular visa for visitors to spend time in Singapore and look for a job?

In Dubai, there is only 30 days visit visa (renewable to another 40 days) for visitors to try their luck on job hunting.


So you have time to make "help me" posts on here (without saying please) and on other websites, but you don't have time to help yourself by googling for "singapore job seeker visas" or by searching this site, is that right?

Is it any wonder the local Singaporeans don't want foreigners coming here when from your posts the only talent you display is a lack of initiative and common sense?

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 03 May 2011 3:53 pm

JayCee wrote:You won't be eligible for a P2 pass with no degree, with enough years experience you'll be eligible for Q1 (the salary ranges for passes are relative, you may get paid an amount which puts you in the P2 range but you'll still get given a Q1 pass due to not having the degree).


Thats kind of funny isn't it. Q1 pass you can do without a degree if you have years of experience to compensate for it. P1 pass also you can do without a degree if you have a plump pay package to compensate for it.

So the P2 pass is for those guys who have a degree but not too much of the other 2 :lol:

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Postby peacefullia » Tue, 03 May 2011 4:07 pm

JayCee wrote:So you have time to make "help me" posts on here (without saying please) and on other websites, but you don't have time to help yourself by googling for "singapore job seeker visas" or by searching this site, is that right?

Is it any wonder the local Singaporeans don't want foreigners coming here when from your posts the only talent you display is a lack of initiative and common sense?


Ah, apology for missing the "please" part. I am switching between my work and stealing a minute to reply to your comment, because I really appreciate it. Googling and doing some proper research is not possible at the moment.

And this thread is the very first step I took to start the research about Singapore job market. I will have some time to do a real research, later on weekend :)

The visa question popped up right after a colleague sitting next to me asked about Singapore tourist visa.

Anyways, thanks for your hints, I will definitely find all info I need from the link you sent and more Googling later.
Am I eligible to enter Singapore? www.herlia.com

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Postby peacefullia » Tue, 03 May 2011 4:14 pm

JayCee: OOps.. hopefully you didn't think that I asked you to dig up the info for me... No I didn't mean it. I was hoping you have already known the info.

Apology
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