How many months to get your first job offer in Singapore?

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How many months before you got your first job in Singapore?

Poll ended at Wed, 26 Sep 2012 9:58 am

0-2.99 Months
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60%
3-5.99 Months
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6-12 Months
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40%
over 1 year
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How many months to get your first job offer in Singapore?

Post by cw1483 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:58 am

I'm new to Singapore and seemed to think that my spouse is not alone in the difficulty in finding a job here.

How many months did it take you or your spouse to land the first job offer in Singapore?

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:41 am

Well I took virtually zero number of month because I already had it in my hand before I moved over. Just saying.

It is not easy to answer your question. It all depends on your/your spouse's industry and the demand for it. Being foreigner, the competition is there against the locals, especially for the typical jobs, like admin, accounts, sales, etc.

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Post by BoBo123 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:36 am

:-) I also moved with my other half and currently looking for a role. It seems to be a little slow at the moment due to the summer hols but hoping things will pick up in the next couple of weeks!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:54 am

BoBo123, I'm afraid it has nothing to do with the summer hols.

It has everything to do with being a foreigner.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by BoBo123 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 1:33 pm

;-( in the meantime at least I have the treadmill in the condo! I'm expecting it to be tough but have put in a lot of ground work in terms of building a network before coming here and proactively mapping what's going on in the market that I'm looking in...

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 3:12 pm

A year, from starting to look, to getting here.

It's a nightmare! also, be prepared for being asked "Why Singapore, what will you do here, will you bring famly, how long so you want to stay here etc." type questions.
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Post by beppi » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 3:19 pm

It took me 30 years.
Most of that time, I wasn't looking.
That was a long time ago.

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