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Post by YankStuckinSuiss » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 2:53 pm

you guys won't believe this, I got another offer, which I'm taking at a major bank here to be an IT Project Manager. I am signing the contract today. This was the quickest interview cycle in Singapore I have seen. They called me Monday for an interview on Tuesday. They let me know this morning! :shock: It is a contract job for a year, but this gives me banking experience and more PM experience in Asia...

This has to be my lucky week, can't explain it...
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Post by nutnut » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 3:05 pm

Well done mate! :)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 3:10 pm

If it were 1968 I'd have to say your stars and planets are all in alignment!

Congrats! Well done. For some, when i rains, it pours. Now you got reason to show up at our Eagles gathering! To by us a round! :-D
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Post by YankStuckinSuiss » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 3:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If it were 1968 I'd have to say your stars and planets are all in alignment!

Congrats! Well done. For some, when i rains, it pours. Now you got reason to show up at our Eagles gathering! To by us a round! :-D
No problem I will be around... :D
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 3:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If it were 1968 I'd have to say your stars and planets are all in alignment!

Congrats! Well done. For some, when i rains, it pours. Now you got reason to show up at our Eagles gathering! To by us a round! :-D
Funny I was going to say 'Beers on you!'. Plus on a years contract Dude will still be there by the time we get back :)

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Post by steeveendee » Fri, 15 Jun 2012 9:28 pm

you guys won't believe this, I got another offer, which I'm taking at a major bank here to be an IT Project Manager.
Congrats! :D

Mind if I ask how long it took you to turn that around, from first contact to offer?

Got referred to this thread from another smaller discussion on the performance of recruitment agencies

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Post by rosy83uk » Mon, 18 Jun 2012 8:09 pm

generalsu wrote:
YankStuckinSuiss wrote:So what do you guys think the odds are I find a job in 3-4 months if I just come there, find a cheap accommodation...etc?

I know you haven't seen my resume, but...since I am more support than hard core tech skills...and I'm facing Indian competition, Chinese competition...
You are visible non-white and non-East Asian minority? What the heck does that mean? Black? Brown? Green?

As for the time frame in the job hunting process, it depends on:

A. Your work experience.
B. How pretty your CV looks.
C. How well you present yourself during interviews (clickability).
D. Whether you are good looking or ugly :)
E. Whether you speak Mandarin.
F. Your education.
G. Male or female.


Does point G mean its harder or much harder for Females?
Does being non white cause a problem?
Sorry for blunt questions but racism and sexism was rife in Middle East so I gave up....
Off to pastures anew...or continue to enjoy Brit taxes and Brit rain?!!!!

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 9:14 am

my 2 cents:
rosy83uk wrote: E. Whether you speak Mandarin.
Doesn't matter, in Singapore, unless your employer is an off-shoot of some PRC group, or you are servicing PRC clients.

I am still perplexed why there is such a big hype that to work here you need to know Mandarin.

for Example, Citi has thousands of People here - I am sure that more half don't speak Mandarin ..
G. Male or female.


Does point G mean its harder or much harder for Females?
There are a lot of women in top positions here ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:02 am

Like Ho Ching? :roll:
Or Saw Phaik Hwa? :o
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:17 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Like Ho Ching? :roll:
Or Saw Phaik Hwa? :o
:???: :???:

Speechless I am .... but .. well ..

Olivia Lum, Group CEO, Hyflyx

Elim Chew, Founder, 77th Street

Dr Lee Tsao Yuan

The head of Singhealth Foundation

The GM of Gloria Jeans

Sock Koong Chua Singapore Telecommunications

The head of Social Investment, Shell Eastern Petroleum

Ms. Joanna Tung Penguin International Limted Executive Director

Ms. Carole Ng Credit Suisse Vice President

Ms. Cheryl Chen Citi, Singapore Head of Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Affairs
Ms. Grace Tan Citi, Singapore Manager, Corporate Affairs
Ms. Jacquelyn Tan Citi, Singapore Citi, Singapore
Ms. Alice Tan Citi, Singapore Senior Vice President
Ms. Caren Lee Citi, Singapore Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Ms. Lee Yan-Hong Citi, Singapore Country Head, Human Resource

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:31 am

Congrats YSS, you've finally got it! :D That's wonderful, after all your hard work and planning :)

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 3:04 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Ms. Carole Ng Credit Suisse Vice President
VP is not regarded as a 'top position' in banking. It is what would be akin to say junior director in other lines or work. In a company as large of Credit Suisse there are likely a few thousand of them...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 3:49 pm

Only one "C" level, squirrel?
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 5:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Only one "C" level, squirrel?
There is only 1 C level as I didn't do my rigorous search to locate more ..


JR8: the VP thing is debatable and anyway, the list I published was from a Volunteer group ..

I know companies where there are VPs for every 10 people, and also where there is a VP for about 1,000 heads ..

I don't work for CS or Citi so I cannot backup the Citi VPs or CS VP ..

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 5:25 pm

In my experience banks work on around the same ratios. That is why you'll see job ads describing a position, and then saying that is it AVP, VP or SVP level etc...

Just admit you're wrong, it would be simpler :P :wink:

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