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Postby magg22 » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 6:36 pm

My bf from Switzerland wish to look for jobs in Singapore. However, sending the CVs online doesn't help when the companies don't give a call back. Would like to know people who have the same experience to share on how to get jobs here.

Or is there any recruiters or agencies that can seek help from?
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 6:50 pm

Is he qualified to apply for an EPEC?

https://epec.mom.gov.sg/epec/index.do

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Postby magg22 » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:30 pm

His highest qualification is Swiss Matura (i.e. qualification for university entrance) at the Bildungszentrum Uster. And, I read from the EPEC website that it is not under the University list. Does that mean that he is not qualified for the pass? Any other alternatives?

Is it possible if he works there temporarily while trying to send CVs out to see if he can get a job here?

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Postby beppi » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:37 am

Without university degree (or alternatively some rare and well-paid special skills), he is not qualified for an EP.
In principle, he could work on WP instead, but this is usually meant for third-world manual labour and rarely pays more than S$1500/month.
What is his work experience and background?

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Postby magg22 » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 1:56 am

He got 5 years working experience for formular 1, doing IT support.

In other words, need a well-known degree to get hold of a job here?

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Postby beppi » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 3:24 am

Yes, you need a degree from a MoM-approved university to get an EP (except in some rare cases).
IT admins exist in droves here, and many more from India try to come. Difficult to find a job even at the deflated salary levels. Good luck!

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:42 am

beppi wrote:Yes, you need a degree from a MoM-approved university to get an EP (except in some rare cases).
IT admins exist in droves here, and many more from India try to come. Difficult to find a job even at the deflated salary levels. Good luck!


Of course, if he can get an employer offering 5 figure pay PM, he would breeze in ..

I bumped into some guys working in a Foreign Bank and none of them even have MCSE .. just Basic certs .. and no degree too ..

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Postby magg22 » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:49 am

Thanks for the advice though. (=

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:52 pm

ecureilx wrote:
beppi wrote:Yes, you need a degree from a MoM-approved university to get an EP (except in some rare cases).
IT admins exist in droves here, and many more from India try to come. Difficult to find a job even at the deflated salary levels. Good luck!


Of course, if he can get an employer offering 5 figure pay PM, he would breeze in ..

I bumped into some guys working in a Foreign Bank and none of them even have MCSE .. just Basic certs .. and no degree too ..


Not necessarily. You're blowing smoke again..... :-|

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 1:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
beppi wrote:Yes, you need a degree from a MoM-approved university to get an EP (except in some rare cases).
IT admins exist in droves here, and many more from India try to come. Difficult to find a job even at the deflated salary levels. Good luck!


Of course, if he can get an employer offering 5 figure pay PM, he would breeze in ..

I bumped into some guys working in a Foreign Bank and none of them even have MCSE .. just Basic certs .. and no degree too ..


Not necessarily. You're blowing smoke again..... :-|


beg to differ .. met a few with Offshore ban ks, who purely make do with basic trade certification, plus a take home of 12,000 and above PM, and .. oh, the fine print - 3 months by 3 months contract ..

Know it that much cos their turnover is so high, and only recently I found out that the contracts are 3 months to 6 months .. never more ..

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Postby beppi » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 6:27 pm

With 3 - 6 months work contracts (and thus EPs), they are not legally entitled to rent residential property (which requires above 6 months residence visa). So, are they all living in hotels or serviced appartments (which would eat a big chunk of their salary) or doing the illegal stuff?
Or is there something wrong with your story?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 6:39 pm

beppi wrote:With 3 - 6 months work contracts (and thus EPs), they are not legally entitled to rent residential property (which requires above 6 months residence visa). So, are they all living in hotels or serviced appartments (which would eat a big chunk of their salary) or doing the illegal stuff?
Or is there something wrong with your story?



You can rent on a 6 (that's 6, not 'above 6')month LTVP, why not on a 6 month EP?

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Postby beppi » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 8:21 pm

Sorry, you are right: It should have been "minimum 6 months".


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