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EPEC holder looking for job in Singapore

Postby joycenguyen » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 3:05 pm

I got my EPEC for awhile and got my LTVP to stay in Singapore to look for job.

I am already here for 6 months and no offer yet, any help and advice please.

Btw I got MA in HRM&D.

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Postby medcheckonsat » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 3:35 pm

umm.. go home? :?
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Re: EPEC holder looking for job in Singapore

Postby Asian_Geekette » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 9:45 pm

joycenguyen wrote:I got my EPEC for awhile and got my LTVP to stay in Singapore to look for job.

I am already here for 6 months and no offer yet, any help and advice please.

Btw I got MA in HRM&D.


Is your field Human Resource Management & Development? I've seen adverts for Recruitment Officers/Staff/Consultants, etc.

How are you doing your job search?
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Postby joycenguyen » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 2:38 am

medcheckonsat wrote:umm.. go home? :?


If i wanna go home then don't need to ask for advice in here, anyway thanks

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Re: EPEC holder looking for job in Singapore

Postby joycenguyen » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 2:41 am

Asian_Geekette wrote:
joycenguyen wrote:I got my EPEC for awhile and got my LTVP to stay in Singapore to look for job.

I am already here for 6 months and no offer yet, any help and advice please.

Btw I got MA in HRM&D.


Is your field Human Resource Management & Development? I've seen adverts for Recruitment Officers/Staff/Consultants, etc.

How are you doing your job search?


Yeah my field is in Human Resource, i applied for those job ads too, received their call even went for interview but no result.

I search online through jobstreet, jobsdb ... sent directly to recruitment agency, MNC etc. I got EPEC from MOM so it approved from MOM to let me to find job here, just not in luck for it yet. :?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 7:03 am

I see two things that may well be holding you back. One, maybe you are holding yourself out for too much money.

And the second, and maybe more importantly, is the fact that you would not be familiar with the laws regarding employment, etc. in Singapore, so therefore you might have a longer learning curve before you are up to speed.

Other than that, the only other thing I can think of is your interview technique/presentation. You need to look at all aspects of yourself, especially if you are an HR person.

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Postby gcharles » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 2:19 pm

I am also an EPEC holder, I'm in engineering field. fresh graduate and have been here for a week now. I still haven't got any calls yet, except for the call that I have been making.

I'm thinking of going home after 2 weeks if this still goes on. It means I still lack experience and Singapore only hires locals for fresh grad positions.

I've called a lot of companies already including MNCs, they kept saying to submit my CV and they'll call if I'm shortlisted. I'm very sad to see my situation here. Everyday I burn a lot money on food and room and I wish I could go home now.
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Postby beppi » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:48 pm

You are giving up after just ONE WEEK?!?
A serious jobsearch takes months - even after an interview, some companies need up to 2 months to decide on a candidate, and then there's still another month for EP application.
If you don't have the means and patience to stay for 6 months (like the OP), you shouldn't have come!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:10 pm

gcharles wrote:I am also an EPEC holder, I'm in engineering field. fresh graduate and have been here for a week now. I still haven't got any calls yet, except for the call that I have been making.

I'm thinking of going home after 2 weeks if this still goes on. It means I still lack experience and Singapore only hires locals for fresh grad positions.

I've called a lot of companies already including MNCs, they kept saying to submit my CV and they'll call if I'm shortlisted. I'm very sad to see my situation here. Everyday I burn a lot money on food and room and I wish I could go home now.


It depends on a lot of things. When you say fresh grad, engineering field, what do you mean? BSEE? Technology degree? Where are you from?

You will have a tough time, I think, unless, you have graduated from a 'prestige' university.

And... let me ask you a question: What kinds of companies are you applying to? Is your degree relevant?

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Postby ausinsg » Fri, 14 Oct 2011 3:12 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I see two things that may well be holding you back. One, maybe you are holding yourself out for too much money.


If someone holds an EPEC can they apply for a job at an S Pass level or only EP level?

With the Q1 starting at $2800 now, it would be harder to ask for the level of pay a local employer might be willing to pay for a graduate with no local experience.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Oct 2011 6:55 am

either one. In fact, on the EP application form it asks if you would like to be also considered for an S pass if not qualified for the EP. If you are holding an EPEC, then it shouldn't be a worry as you are already qualified. It will be just whether or not the company can justify the hiring of a foreigner for a position.


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