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Experience CCNP looking for a job in Singapore

Postby zero1breaker » Mon, 30 May 2011 6:21 am

Hello everyone,

I looking for a job in Singapore thats willing to sponsor VISA. I have a 2.8 years of experience providing 24x7 support for a Telco network and I have little idea as to how much salary would be in Singapore as well as the living expenses. But anyhow I'd like to have your idea as well as suggestion as to what company is hiring and would be willing to provide VISA. Any ideas?

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Postby beppi » Mon, 30 May 2011 6:47 pm

Hiring you, compared to a local, incurs additional visa paperwork and hazzle. Therefore, in order for a company to accept you, you'd have to bring something to the table that locals don't have.
I cannot see from your post what that might be (other than a willingness to work 24x7 - you don't need sleep???). Please clarify!

The usual salary for a university degree holder with less than 3 years of experience is around S$3000/month. But if you are from a 3rd world country and desperate to come here, you might have to settle for less to get a foot in the door.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 May 2011 7:32 pm

The problem is, the employer is going to have to find a way to convince the MOM that CCNP's are rare amongst the citizenry/PRs. NOT! That's going to be the biggest hurdle. Also, the poster needs to check to see if he is eligible for a EPEC (not that he needs one) just to see if he's able to qualify for an employment pass in the first place.

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Postby zero1breaker » Tue, 31 May 2011 8:41 am

Thanks for giving me an idea Beppi but what Sundaymorningstaple said about EPEC I think would be the best way to go rather than waiting for some company to sponsor me to work in Singapore.

So if I have no sponsor I guess that means the first thing I have to do is pass the EPEC right to give me a social visit pass (SVP) to give me time to look for work in Singapore then if I could secure a job offer I'll be seeking then an Employment Pass?is that right?, is Employment Pass meaning the same as that of a working VISA?, I'm sorry if I ask I don't have that much of an idea.

Please correct me if theirs anything wrong. Thanks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 May 2011 10:01 am

You have completely misread my post!

I'm not saying it's necessary to get an EPEC. I'm only saying that it might be advisable to check to see if your university is listed as one of the qualifying universities. If it is, then you will know that your qualifications will not be the direct reason for a rejection.

Getting an EPEC DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU AN LTVP! You will have a SVP anyway when you come to Singapore. It will probably be 30 days and there is a possibility of extending that once after you are here. If you apply for an EPEC and get it, then ICA "Can" give you up a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) of "UP TO" one year. However, they don't have to give you any LTVP at all, it's up to them. We've seen some that were not given one, we've seen other who were given either 3 or 6 months. It is their discretion.

Once you find an employer who wants to hire you, then that employer must apply for an Employment Pass for you (the employer is the sponsor) and if successful, you are allowed to work for ONLY that one employer. Should you want to change jobs, the process will start over again from Square One, without any guarantees of getting a new EP as it also is dependent on the employer as well.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 31 May 2011 11:04 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Getting an EPEC DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU AN LTVP! You will have a SVP anyway when you come to Singapore.


Somebody is learning :D :D

Disclaimers ?? :wink: :wink: :P :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 May 2011 1:03 pm

Not sure if anybody is learning. I've been stating that for almost a year now. AND still they have to ask. I feel like a bloody parrot repeating myself and sometimes I wonder why I still do it! :-|

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 31 May 2011 2:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I feel like a bloody parrot repeating myself and sometimes I wonder why I still do it! :-|


Because you have a lot of love ?? :D :D :???: :???:

My first reaction would have been to 'please read everything about EPEC at the EPEC site, and then some more .. '

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 May 2011 3:46 pm

Yeah, but you already know what happens then! They read it and get further confused and then we STILL have to explain it.

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Re: Experience CCNP looking for a job in Singapore

Postby FaeLLe » Tue, 31 May 2011 4:30 pm

zero1breaker wrote:Hello everyone,
I have a 2.8 years of experience providing 24x7 support for a Telco network and I have little idea as to how much salary would be in Singapore as well as the living expenses. But anyhow I'd like to have your idea as well as suggestion as to what company is hiring and would be willing to provide VISA. Any ideas?


Being from the same industry as you my advise would be that there are not a lot of outsourcing / support oriented roles for foreigners in Singapore.

There are a lot of contract openings for such work in the open market.
Given the high attrition in support roles the firm might not invest in recruitment costs of foreign personnel.

Just my two cents and from what I am aware of.

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Re: Experience CCNP looking for a job in Singapore

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 31 May 2011 5:17 pm

FaeLLe wrote:Being from the same industry as you my advise would be that there are not a lot of outsourcing / support oriented roles for foreigners in Singapore.

There are a lot of contract openings for such work in the open market.
Given the high attrition in support roles the firm might not invest in recruitment costs of foreign personnel.

Just my two cents and from what I am aware of.


Me am in IT as well .. and as of now, my favourite agents told me they need CCNP qualified people + real hands-on experience ... and with some more on non-cisco products such as F5, CP-FW1 and the like ..

Pay ?? The market is moving up .. so you can bargain as to what you are worth .. not gonna predict ..

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Postby zero1breaker » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 7:30 pm

Hello everyone, I'd like to thank you all of your reply and advice. I think I know what to do know from what I read here and from other source. I hope you keep on giving advice to some other people it really helps.

Have a nice day.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:13 pm

zero1breaker wrote:Hello everyone, I'd like to thank you all of your reply and advice. I think I know what to do know from what I read here and from other source. I hope you keep on giving advice to some other people it really helps.

Have a nice day.


:???: :???: Que pasa ??


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