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Postby futurebiz1 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:35 pm

:D. I have seen titles such as Global Head xxx when the person is the only one working on something which is trivial enough to not require any staff!

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Postby Darthcoder » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 9:10 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:40% of yours are Indians, 40% are Eastern Europeans. the remaining 20% Brits, well, less said the better I guess. Oh, by the way, how many sprogs to you have? :P

Not 40% Indians. 20% Indians, 20% Pakistanis. BIG Difference :twisted:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 9:37 am

Yeah, I guess so, from a technical standpoint. But from a historical standpoint all the same until partition in '47. :wink:

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Postby AniCheers » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:11 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:Nah AVP is like a tea-boy who has brown nosed a bit, VP like head of the tea making project. SVP is getting up there.... that's like being a Managing Director I suppose...

Am I the only one who finds all this job title inflation utterly ridiculous (and rather pathetic)?

In the company I work for, every sales person has at least the designation 'manager' in their job title, even though most of them have no staff reporting to them. The other day I had a hard time keeping a straight face when someone gave me their business card, which included the title 'Manager of Product Management'.

I am on the same boat. A few days back a headhunter of a reputable company told me (when I kind of forced her to tell me whats wrong with my resume and why she was not considering it even when one of the jobs that was posted on her company's website matches exactly with my profile) that one of the big question mark in my resume is that I have 17 years of experience, but I dont have designation like manager or director or VP !! Even though the title of the open position was "Senior Business Anlayst (upto AVP level) " and perfectly matching with my experience and salary expectation, she did not consider me as a potential candidate. I really dont know what was her real reason of not even considering my resume, but her answer stunned me.

In US, even after 15/17 years of exp also you can be an individual contributor with competetive market salary and lot of responsibilities and also lot of respects. But in Asia, few years of exp and you ought to be in a management position , otherwise something is wrong with you !

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Postby AniCheers » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:40 am

YankStuckinSuiss wrote:I got a job at a local Singaporean company as an IT PM on a CRM/Business Intelligence Tool project, but I will spend most of my time in another APAC nation on a project, although I will be legally working in Singapore, etc. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but it's a good opportunity and a promotion. Good's contact work, so 6 months initial, maybe extend for 6 months, at least I get experience in Singapore and APAC.

From the time I moved to Singapore , took me about 6 weeks to find a job, can't complain.

Hello YSS,
First of all congrats on your job in Singapore. Its been about 2 months that you got the offer. How is your work life ? Please dont forget to let us know your view of how is it in Singapore ( compared to US and EU) ?

Also, hope you dont mind if I take this opportunity to ask for your advice in the following.
1> What do you think was your major help for job searching ? Was it your PEP ? Did you get any call before you were approved PEP ?
2> Did you go in person to the recruiters/headhunters' offices ? and if so, was it helpful? I have been applying online in many job sites, direct company sites and headhunters' websites, but no response. Only responses I got so far from 2 headhunters is that they preferred a Mandarin speaker, even though there was no such mention whatsoever in the job requirements ! I have been calling the headhunters regularly, but repeatedly they tell me that they will review my resume and get back to me.
3> I am also in same line as you are , IT Development and Business Analysis (in Insurance domain). What do you think about the demand of people in these jobs and competition. Do they consider foreigner at all ? ( currently I am in DP, can work with LOC , also we applied for PR, but dont know when it will come).

Any other advice/suggestion from your own experience would be highly appreciated.

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