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IT skills demand and job hunting in Singapore?

Post by aussie_dave » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 6:38 pm

Hi all,

I'm just new here, and yes I have discovered the search function :)

I have a bit of a specific query, intending to relocate from Australia to Singapore as soon as possible, for 2-3 years.

I've been applying for probably 2 months or so for jobs in Singapore, mostly through the Singapore jobs websites such as Monster, JobsDB, etc. - but having a bit of mixed success. I mostly blame my terrible job I have currently in Australia, where my title and job roles are so misaligned that my mostly "Technical Architect" responsibilities go under the guise of "Systems Engineer" - thus also being rewarded as such.

The questions I have, are:
- Should I be applying for contract or permanent positions for this duration? Any issues with one approach over the other legally in Singapore?
- Any idea what the landscape is like in Singapore for jobs in the areas of Solutions Architect, Systems Engineer, Technical Architect etc. currently?
- Are there any particular skillsets in high demand and I should be focusing on more in my CV?
- Any recommended approaches to job hunting or recruitment agencies that have helped others in this forum with similar situations?

Any help I would be very grateful for, of which I hope may serve to help others in a similar situation!

Thanks heaps in advance! :)

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Post by scorpiomnz » Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:44 am

Hello Dave,

I am also planning to move to Singapore and i also work as network/Technical Architect. I agree that some of the jobs advertised as Techical Architect are not the right roles as they cover entirely different stream to which you might be...

Anyways how is your job search going ? Any luck with it ??

Your advise will be much appreciated.

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