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Postby mrhotel » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 6:02 pm

hi guys,
its my first time to this site and I am looking for some advice.
I am 28 years old and am looking to move to Singapore in September to be with my Singaporean girlfriend. I have a first class degree in Hotel and Catering Management from a good UK university.
PLease post CV's in the classified section of this site. - moderator
Could someone advise me as to what jobs I should be applying for (correct level etc) expected salaries/good companies/best way to apply?... Is this a good time to start applying also if I want to be there in September?

Thank you for your help..

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 6:22 pm

If you read the forum you'll see that now is not a particularly good time for foreigners wanting to come and work in Singapore. I'm assuming you haven't worked for 18 months either so that won't work in your favour.

However, I believe a lot of the hotels in Singapore have foreign workers and you have a degree which is one hurdle out of the way, employment pass-wise. Your best bet would be to check out the job boards for positions (jobserve, jobsdb etc...) and also look on the international chain hotels websites for positions, but I wouldn't hold your breath on finding something at a management level considering you've been out of the game for 18 months and likely don't speak any foreign languages (just making an assumption here as you're a Brit and we tend to be pretty useless with languages). You'll have more of a chance if you're in Singapore as being recruited from abroad, whilst possible, is usually done for people more senior/with more experience than yourself.
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Postby JayCee » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 6:27 pm

I HAVE MASTERS!

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Postby mrhotel » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 6:31 pm

yeah I have noticed its not the best time after the elections and the changes in salary boundaries... Would you recommend applying once I get to SG then? I thought as it takes a while to perhaps apply in the hope I could be interviewed as soon as I get there - I guess applying now is too soon and to try 1 month in advance instead? thankfully I did some face to face fundraising when travelling so my sales skills are not bad at all right now! Any tips for getting around the not working for a while thing? would a lower management role enable me to get a work permit still and be able to progress quickly again to management level?
Thanks in advance people, really appreciate it :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:20 pm

mrhotel wrote:would a lower management role enable me to get a work permit still and be able to progress quickly again to management level?
Thanks in advance people, really appreciate it :)


Very doubtful, as there are plenty of Asians with suitable qualifications for those types of positions. Additionally, any HR manager worth his salt wouldn't hire you for one of those positions anyway. (I wouldn't anyway) Why? Because I know, with your qualifications, you wouldn't stay there long and I'd just be training/breaking you in for your next stepping stone. Double my work, in addition to not having a suitable person AGAIN for the position you were hired for. Why should the hotel waste their time?

You could alway check the EPEC qualifiying schools lists on the MOM site to see if your degree is covered and possibly get an EPEC. This is basically pre-qualifying your credentials/schooling so that half the battle is won. The other half being the Hotel convincing MOM that they need to hire a foreigner for the position. (That should be easy as the level of local service standards is abysmal at bet and non-existent at worst).

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

Getting and EPEC could also get you an LTVP (Long term visit pass of UP TO 12 months. Not necessarily 12 months though, could be 6 or none.

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