Is it difficult for DP holders to get jobs in HR?

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 8:41 am

I suppose so, it would be long in IT contracting ;)
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Post by Travailes » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:39 am

x9200 wrote:I guess not many will look for a job having 6 months to go, but many EPs are for one or two years. This is still pretty short IMO from the employer's perspective.


Actually I think it is the reverse. SG companies might benefit from some of the 'loyalty' offered by DP's even if it is only 2 years. It is not easy for companies to identify talent, promote from within and undertake succession planning when your staff are only interested in leaving to earn another 50 bucks a month with another firm every 3 months.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:43 am

Hate to say it, but because LoCs usually get screwed salary wise as the employer who understands the LoC, will figure he can same a dime due to the EP holder being the main breadwinner. The DP on an LoC is always on the lookout for a position that will hire them on their own talents (e.g., an EP of their own) at a respectable salary.
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Post by intellectualsmuse » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hate to say it, but because LoCs usually get screwed salary wise as the employer who understands the LoC, will figure he can same a dime due to the EP holder being the main breadwinner. The DP on an LoC is always on the lookout for a position that will hire them on their own talents (e.g., an EP of their own) at a respectable salary.
Spot on, SMS but we all need to start somewhere :D Advise to DP holders, based on my personal experience is don't worry about the salary to start with. While on my DP, the company I worked with gave me 2 pay hikes over the year and a half I worked for them. However, it was still much lower than market. Happy to say that was fixed when I moved to my new job, but I couldn't have got there without my first...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:22 am

I was going to post a link to your trial & tribulations when you first joined this board, but deleted it and hoped you would see my post and drop in to do what you just did! :-)

Hope all is well.

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