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jcadong5
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How to build a career in Singapore

Postby jcadong5 » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:03 pm

Hello,



All of us are in a different state in life.



Some are kids (those who can read this already =) ), some are in high school here, some are in college, some are in university, some did those in some level and moved here to Singapore with the sponsoring relatives, some came here with no education at all, some are high school graduates only, some graduated college but had no experience, some had 1 year experience, some had 2 years experience, some have 3 years experience (at this point, or even with 2 year experience, some are able to enter their 'forte' desired career).



For those lucky enough to be fitted easily into their career, good for them.



For the rest, let us share here about your experiences, knowledge, or anything, in relation to entering a career, or buiilding a career here in Singapore.



e.g. high school graduate only in your country, target: a good career

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Postby jcadong5 » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:05 pm

Let me start by giving my wife's situation now.



She is a Philippine-licensed nurse, but has no experience. She also holds a degree in BS Computer Science. She has no job experience at all.



I cant say enough, but for my research, here are ways she can start a Singapore career.



1. Target: Staff Nurse: Try the Enrolled Nurse government scheme, or the HCA scheme. These takes time, and she will be a nurse after at least 2 years. This career is quite messy in other countries, e.g. low salary in Philippines (if you can even find a job), ongoing Visa retrogression in USA, etc.



2. Target: Java/IT Consultant: Pay a 4000$ Polytechnic course for Java Programming-focused diploma (1 year), and hopefully gets employed as an entry-level consultant. Pay a few certifications from Sun, for additional positive points in her resume. (Why java? So that I can guide her; I am a java consultant). This career is useable worldwide.

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Postby revhappy » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 1:06 am

Good to see more and more Filipinos interacting in the forum. We need the diversity. Bring it on :)


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