How easy is it to find a job In singapore?

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Length to Secure job in Singapore

Poll ended at Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:09 am

1month
1
25%
2month
0
No votes
6month
3
75%
 
Total votes: 4

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How easy is it to find a job In singapore?

Post by TinkerTailorSpy » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:09 am

It is hard to make a decision to leave the home country in search for a better life.
It is already hard for locals to find jobs in their home country, and must be much worse for foreign expats.

I am currently in the process of deciding whether to leave the country to seek better prospects, and would like to gather information from u fellow foreign expats.

I have create a poll to find out how long does one need to take to find a job in Singapore, and please feel free to comment on which portal did u use to attain the job

Your help is appreciated.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:11 am

It really depends a great deal on what sort of job you are looking for. With the right skills you could be working in a day. With the wrong skills, you won't be working in a year.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:50 pm

Wow, this poll is more "how long is a piece of string" than any I've seen in a while.

I get solicited with an attractive opportunity (not generic headhunter spam) at least every week or two via LinkedIn, and my profile does not indicate I'm looking. But you probably don't do what I do.

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Post by BillyB » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:51 pm

If you have half an ounce of common sense, and can think and act independently, you'll be fine.

Amazingly, most lack the simplest traits.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:07 pm

Billy, he's local...... :-/
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Post by BillyB » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:18 pm

There are stupid expats here too!

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:23 pm

So Spy, you're looking into moving out of Singapore to look for job or looking for a job here?

Very misleading if you ask me. Please enlighten us.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:33 pm

He seems to be a journo with poor research skills or very bad at doing undercover work and covering his tracks.
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Post by nutnut » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 1:42 pm

If you are outside Singapore moving in and trying to get a job from foreign country it can be very difficult and can take anywhere from 6 months upwards. If you are in Singapore, then getting a job is quicker, but also depends on a lot, as SE says, depends on your skills expectations and what kind of job you want!

Much like zzm, I get a number of calls a month asking me to shift and I turn the majority of them down.

If you are local and want to find a job somewhere else, the market in Singapore is not indicative of any other country, if you are a journo and trying to find some one liners then I absolutely do not give you permission to use what I have typed above.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Wed, 11 Apr 2012 2:15 pm

nakatago wrote:He seems to be a journo with poor research skills or very bad at doing undercover work and covering his tracks.
He's done 5 posts now, so PMs might be the next step.
Be careful what you wish for

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