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seeking a job in biomed to no effect-where' m I doing wrong?

Postby mitchel » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 1:21 am

Hello, friends!
Please help me or advise in my problem: I look for a job in SG in biomedical field (research associate, medical technologist, chemist and so on), I send my CV for EVERY announcement, I monitor ALL webportals which publish advertisments about job in Singapore, I has polished and improved my CVs till the perfection, attached personified cover letters (not copy/paste, but with specified opening and company title). I have even domestic phone number in my CV.
But there is no response. I had only around several answers with best wishes in further attempts.
I have appropriate qualifications in my field (PhD in Biology, MSc in Chemistry) and professional experience (research and r&d, but not abroad, only within Russia).
For now I even would be agree to accept lower position with lower sallary just to gain my domestic experience and at least the language. But noone wish to invite me...
What is wrong in my methodology? What kinda activities should be added to the work of job seeking? Could it be effective to require the internship with prospective employment? Or it is wrong with my ethnicity? :shock:
I would be very much oblidged for the advices!

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Re: seeking a job in biomed to no effect-where' m I doing wr

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 9:48 am

mitchel wrote:Hello, friends!
Please help me or advise in my problem: I look for a job in SG in biomedical field (research associate, medical technologist, chemist and so on), I send my CV for EVERY announcement, I monitor ALL webportals which publish advertisments about job in Singapore, I has polished and improved my CVs till the perfection, attached personified cover letters (not copy/paste, but with specified opening and company title). I have even domestic phone number in my CV.
But there is no response. I had only around several answers with best wishes in further attempts.
I have appropriate qualifications in my field (PhD in Biology, MSc in Chemistry) and professional experience (research and r&d, but not abroad, only within Russia).
For now I even would be agree to accept lower position with lower sallary just to gain my domestic experience and at least the language. But noone wish to invite me...
What is wrong in my methodology? What kinda activities should be added to the work of job seeking? Could it be effective to require the internship with prospective employment? Or it is wrong with my ethnicity? :shock:
I would be very much oblidged for the advices!


I maybe wrong, but .. maybe your english is putting off possible attention ?

If you are looking for research, you should look at the Unis first, says my humble 2 cents ..

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seeking a job in biomed to no effect-where' m I doing wrong

Postby mitchel » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 4:39 pm

ecureilx wrote:
I maybe wrong, but .. maybe your english is putting off possible attention ?

If you are looking for research, you should look at the Unis first, says my humble 2 cents ..

what do you mean: my english language skill is not sufficient or they prefer persons who can speak mandarin as well? it's no doubt - in the second case i will be passed over for any invitation, but hope springs eternal in the human breast...
Yes, i work with unis, what about internship in companies? may they have any interest to appoint unknown fella from unknown state as a intern?
by the way - thanx for you attention to my wretched person :(

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Re: seeking a job in biomed to no effect-where' m I doing wr

Postby poodlek » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 4:45 pm

mitchel wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
I maybe wrong, but .. maybe your english is putting off possible attention ?

If you are looking for research, you should look at the Unis first, says my humble 2 cents ..

what do you mean: my english language skill is not sufficient or they prefer persons who can speak mandarin as well? it's no doubt - in the second case i will be passed over for any invitation, but hope springs eternal in the human breast...
Yes, i work with unis, what about internship in companies? may they have any interest to appoint unknown fella from unknown state as a intern?
by the way - thanx for you attention to my wretched person :(


I think he means your English skill, which is the only thing I can think of also. Your written English is very good, but it is quite easy to tell it is not your first language. It's a shame though, because it's clear your English is much better than many local people.

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Postby conversant » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 5:56 pm

+1

I second that. It is indeed sad that his calibre of the language would go over most people's heads.

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Postby mitchel » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 7:49 pm

in the capacity of off-topic:
when i was communicating with local ppl, particularly in the beginning, it was really impossible to copy them (i mean, to understand). not all, but the majority. the accent appeared quite unexpected (after clear and perfect speech of the mentors in the videocourses), and i needed to ask everybody to repeat the phrase twice or even 4 times. some weeks later i managed with it a little bit.
also i sometimes even felt the indignation about that: why do i try to pronounce the words correctly, but they don't. in spite of that we (russians) have own hard accent either. But local's peculiar accent for the time being is not their problem, but mine one :D
well, anyway thanx for your support, friends (if i understood right :) )

one i discussed with recruit consultancy agency, and the officer said, they helped to employ even foreign bishop in SG. probably, they can increase the probability?

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Postby beppi » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 7:49 pm

You didn't mention which kind of visa you currently have, but if it's not PR or PEP, that might well be the reason for your rejections: Most employers shun the risk and hazzle of hiring somebody that doesn't yet have a pass allowing work and residence here.

But I must say your English looks rather strange, like a machine translation that has all the vocabulary but no feeling for the fine nuances of a language.
Singlish speakers have it exactly the other way (although their language feeling is quite different from standard English and needs getting used to).

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Postby mitchel » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 8:49 pm

beppi wrote:But I must say your English looks rather strange, like a machine translation that has all the vocabulary but no feeling for the fine nuances of a language.

certainly it looks strange, because it's not native! obviously i do not feel fine nuances! probably after some years of handling it i shall excel, but now i express like i may. it's not machine translation, cuz the last one would present real thrash and asininity, i already tried :lol:
nevertheless, i like to learn it :cool:
beppi wrote:You didn't mention which kind of visa you currently have, but if it's not PR or PEP, that might well be the reason for your rejections: Most employers shun the risk and hazzle of hiring somebody that doesn't yet have a pass allowing work and residence here.

not pr and pep regretfully. i heard employer assists in visa obtaining. but only when they made the decision about the candidate. or some companies even don't consider foreigners?

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Postby beppi » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 9:22 pm

You have probably seen job ads saying "only Singaporeans and PR need apply" (i.e. the vast majority of ads). Those are the employers who won't consider you, as they don't want to apply for a visa for a new hire.

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EPEC

Postby conversant » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:54 am

You could apply for an EPEC and come over to Singapore for some interviews. Please do a search on the forum for previous discussions about EPEC.

Also, refer to the Ministry of Manpower Web site.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:22 pm

mitchel wrote:not pr and pep regretfully. i heard employer assists in visa obtaining. but only when they made the decision about the candidate. or some companies even don't consider foreigners?


This is Singapore, and only employers obtain work visa (work pass), unless you are here on PEP (google MOM+PEP)

If they don't consider foreigners, they will state so .. and it is NOT DISCIMINATORY TO SAY "SINGAPOREANS/PR ONLY" or "PREFERRED"

On the other hand, if the ad says "FOREIGNERS ONLY" then it is not right, as locals are not given a chance first.

PS: when i said look for universities, I meant that - apply for universities who are more than happy to take in RAs ..


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