SG as a possibility - Recent Grad

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SG as a possibility - Recent Grad

Post by BJCGoncalves » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:42 pm

Hey,

I'm wondering is SG would be an option for me as a destination country.
I'm a recent graduate, in Business Administration from a Portuguese university, I'm considered fairly talented by my teachers, friends and myself, but with no formal experience that's not easy to prove.
Europe and North America are not good places for recent grads with ambition any more, mostly because of the employment crisis we're living. Asia or Africa is the place to look for opportunities but I would rather a more civilized culture that's when I remembered SG.
Is SG a possible destination or should I just look else where?

Thanks for any input.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:03 pm

Frankly, no, because the country will prioritize local graduates first.

You gotta bring something extra that's tangible to the table for them to hire you.
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:42 pm

Think supply and demand. If you have the skills that can justify hiring you in Singapore over local grads, then it would not be a problem.

Singapore is just like any Asian metropolitan city (don't know how else to describe) so I'm not sure if it is a country that welcomes "recent grads with ambition" like you hoped for.

Still it is still a decent one to work and live. Good luck!

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Re: SG as a possibility - Recent Grad

Post by revhappy » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:48 pm

BJCGoncalves wrote:Hey,

I'm wondering is SG would be an option for me as a destination country.
I'm a recent graduate, in Business Administration from a Portuguese university, I'm considered fairly talented by my teachers, friends and myself, but with no formal experience that's not easy to prove.
Europe and North America are not good places for recent grads with ambition any more, mostly because of the employment crisis we're living. Asia or Africa is the place to look for opportunities but I would rather a more civilized culture that's when I remembered SG.
Is SG a possible destination or should I just look else where?

Thanks for any input.
If you consider yourself really talented, you should be able to find yourself a good job in North America and Europe. Dont tell me they have completed shut their doors to fresh grads. If you really have it in you, you should be able to do it. Coming over to Asia and finding a job is not as easy as you think.

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Re: SG as a possibility - Recent Grad

Post by BJCGoncalves » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 5:28 am

revhappy wrote: If you consider yourself really talented, you should be able to find yourself a good job in North America and Europe. Dont tell me they have completed shut their doors to fresh grads. If you really have it in you, you should be able to do it. Coming over to Asia and finding a job is not as easy as you think.
In Europe now a days as a recent grad you wont even have the chance to show if you're good or not.
I'm not sure on how do other European countries operate but in Portugal either you have some one to "recommend" you in the company or as a recent grad your chances are aprox. equal to 0.
As some one said before here just think on supply and demand, in Europe every day hundreds of companies close doors throwing graduates with experience into the competition. Coupled to that most of them have to get a job as soon as possible, because of debts, kids etc, so they are willing to be paid almost the same as a recent grad making the jobs market almost closed for us.
Either way it was just an option and, as a note, I never thought it was easy just that it could be at least possible...

Thank you for the answers.

You can close this thread mods.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 5:57 am

I think I'm beginning to understand why the EPEC was axed...

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