Singapore Expats Forum

Do you have my chance in Singapore?

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.

User avatar
wangkaï
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun, 01 May 2011
Location: France

Do you have my chance in Singapore?

Postby wangkaï » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 6:59 pm

Hello Everybody.

I would like to live in Singapore, but i don't know exactly if i have my chance there, because of my lack of experience.

That's why i need your opinion about this.

If your put your CV in here one more time you are history on this board. - Moderator

Thank you for your attention.
Last edited by wangkaï on Sun, 05 Feb 2012 8:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Napoleon Bonaparte

beppi
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1752
Joined: Thu, 07 Sep 2006
Location: Ahlongistan (O$P$)

Postby beppi » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 8:38 pm

You already correctly realized that your lack of experience (and indeed anything outside of France) is your biggest problem.
An internship in Singapore might be possible, but no permanent (and paid) job.
Ask yourself what you can offer an employer that a similarly educated local doesn't (there are many - and they must be hired first, by law!). There isn't anything apparent from your CV or message.

User avatar
wangkaï
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun, 01 May 2011
Location: France

Postby wangkaï » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 9:23 pm

ya, it looks very difficult in a first time.

Anyway, i don't think to come without some relevant experience (in my own country in a first time).

And I am considering to work in a city like London first.

I lost lot of my former english level and it's an opportunity to improve myself.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Napoleon Bonaparte

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Postby JR8 » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:50 pm

A couple of suggestions, beyond what Beppi said:

Your resume states you are fluent in English, but the way it is written rather undermines that. That unfortunately then rather casts some doubt on what else you say. Maybe use a phrase like 'good command of English' until you feel you are back up to speed and genuinely fluent.

You might want to change your picture. You look as if you're about to go and rob a bank or something! :) For 'official' pictures I make something of an effort to look both professional and at least somewhat amiable.

Good luck.

User avatar
wangkaï
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun, 01 May 2011
Location: France

Postby wangkaï » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:56 pm

You said exactly what my friends told me before ^^

In that pic, i am like a mobster ^^

well, it's just a rough draft ^^

i have to research how the american make their CV too ^^

i recognize that in this CV you can see lot of typo, but well is not really the subject ^^
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Napoleon Bonaparte

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Postby JR8 » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 11:08 pm

Ah I see :)

You can buy books on the various styles of writing resumes. It is not uncommon to have a couple of versions depending on who you are sending them to.

For example, if you are looking at companies in the US, you might want to get a US published book on resume writing.

User avatar
nutnut
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1853
Joined: Thu, 24 Nov 2011
Location: The Mainland....

Postby nutnut » Mon, 06 Feb 2012 8:12 am

I read the CV before it was (rightly) taken down from the forum. Frankly, it was not good, the pictures all over it is distracting and unprofessional, you looked cocky in the photo which is not good and your command of English was certainly less than fluent.

There are many better ways to show your skills, pictures and coloured boxes are certainly not one of them, also, I agree with JR8, if you profess to something like fluency in a language you need to have a natural understanding of that language and it was clear you didn't, therefore it puts the rest of your CV into question. I can tell you now, if I had that CV land on my desk I'd chuck it in the bin.

Hope it helps.
nutnut

skkamandy
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed, 12 Jan 2011

Re: Do you have my chance in Singapore?

Postby skkamandy » Mon, 06 Feb 2012 10:52 pm

I have the same wish. I love SG.
On the contrary, I believe I am too old ~ 37.

wangkaï wrote:Hello Everybody.

I would like to live in Singapore, but i don't know exactly if i have my chance there, because of my lack of experience.

That's why i need your opinion about this.

If your put your CV in here one more time you are history on this board. - Moderator

Thank you for your attention.
Kam

User avatar
Mi Amigo
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1790
Joined: Sat, 19 Jun 2004
Location: Kinto Pino

Re: Do you have my chance in Singapore?

Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:06 pm

skkamandy wrote:I have the same wish. I love SG.
On the contrary, I believe I am too old ~ 37.

I beg to differ. I was in my mid 40s when I moved here and was granted PR in my early 50s, so you're not too old at 37. What counts is relevant experience and what you can bring and contribute to the development of the country - it's as simple as that. If you have some knowledge, skills and experience that is required but either not available or in short supply here, then you are in with a chance of securing a position that would generate an EP application. Then it's up to the powers that be to determine if your potential contribution is valuable enough. There's nothing mystical about the basic formula; it's just that none of us are able to know the precise methods and calculations that are used to assess applications.

Conclusion: don't be put off by your age or any other factor, but take a realistic look at your assets (in terms of skills and experience) and ask yourself whether you would consider this person if they were offered a job and the employer applied for an EP.
Be careful what you wish for

olivia242
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon, 19 Sep 2011

Postby olivia242 » Wed, 15 Feb 2012 3:35 pm

In short... forget it.

It's hard enough to get a job when you live here with a PR and speak fluent, native English. There are lots of people already living here who will be qualified to do the job that you are trying to get and these days, companies want to have PRs or citizens as they don't have to bother applying for work passes and worrying about quotas etc.

Try something else.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron