Yes MS, If the guys is coming as a CEO, or worth his weight in Gold, the employer may even reach him in Mars .. known a couple of guys, who were called while they were in US ..Mad Scientist wrote:I seriously doubt SG employer would want to call back to US or India. I may be wrong here. Unless you are some hot shots that the headhunters are looking for then leavin. your India mobile number will not make any diif.
Why don't you leave your e-mail address on the resume?
You can alway check it up thru your mobile phone.anytime , anywhere
Media Ring had a service to sell Singapore numbers, but .. the number MUST BE registered to a person, you can't buy it off the 'net ..athard wrote: My question is about my resume. Should I list my Indian phone number on my resume? Is there a service similar to Google Voice in Singapore? Would it be advantageous to use a service like that and redirect it to my phone in India? Does it even matter?
Chief, from my experience, a majority of HR people don't want to call overseas, lest they be asked to write a dozen papers to justify the costs.BillyB wrote:I don't get the whole 'use another number thing'. It's starting off on completely the wrong foot. So an employer calls you and asks you in for interview. 'Oh sorry, I can't make it - i'm in India'. But you've put a SG number down - 'Yeah, I wanted to create an illusion'. The employer will surely think, sorry, that's not transparent at all. What other skeletons are hidden and can I be bothered with that hassle further down the line?
Start as you mean to go on and be honest with your situation.
Good point in your last paragraph. I don't see the need to try and pull the wool over peoples eyes with a fake address or number. If you are good enough they'll call you even if you are on the moon!! Or at least reputable employers are that can see beyond the phone call charges.sundaymorningstaple wrote:I was headhunted much the same way, except I was almost a done deal without the phone call as my reputation had already preceded me courtesy of good friend in the competitors company (US Office). I had a telephone interview with the Operations Manager and subsequently received the entire contract via telex machine. (Anybody remember those?) 13 days later I was in Singapore on a 12 month contract and tomorrow, the 11th of June, I will have been here 29 years!
As I was in Morgan City, Louisiana, I was in the same time zone as Texas so yeah, they will make the call at any hour if they want you bad enough.
me thinks that you are missing the point ..BillyB wrote:Or at least reputable employers are that can see beyond the phone call charges.
But what you just said is contradictory -If you are good enough they will pay the cost? But at reputed employers they have poorly paid HR staff who don't make international calls? Doesn't make sense. Surely the staff don't pay the phone bills and have free reign to phone whoever they want to find good people? What's wrong with skype, VoIP calls etc?ecureilx wrote:me thinks that you are missing the point ..BillyB wrote:Or at least reputable employers are that can see beyond the phone call charges.
Even at reputed employers, the calls are done by poorly paid HR Staff ..
As SMS says, if you are important, they will justify the cost ..
The case of the Filipina I mentioned, she was actually being recruited for a senior post, but ... the HR person in the employer's place couldn't have the guts to call overseas and to fix the dates .. or take the trouble to explain the international call expense ..
It's not contradictory .. as I said, if the wanted person is important .. even reasonably important, the HR will write up the cost for the call .. and when I said poorly paid, I meant, don't expect them to pay out of their own pockets, even for International SMS (as a lot of FT think they should do instead .. ) ..BillyB wrote: But what you just said is contradictory -If you are good enough they will pay the cost? But at reputed employers they have poorly paid HR staff who don't make international calls? Doesn't make sense. Surely the staff don't pay the phone bills and have free reign to phone whoever they want to find good people? What's wrong with skype, VoIP calls etc?
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