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Need advise on career development for a DP holder

Postby huangliuyu » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 4:29 pm

Dear All Expats,

I am a DP holder, now I am working with LOC as an office admin, with very low wage $1200 for probation and $1500 3 months later.

I used to work in Shanghai, China, as a SAP data inputter and analyser in MNC (heavey industry).

When I was in university, my major was English.

So after moving to Singapore, I have no major at all.

Any one can advise if what should I do if I want to increase my salary?

I planned to study ACCA, but get to know someone can not find a job with ACCA certificate. And I have to take care of my baby when I am off duty.

Thanks and best regards
Alice
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Re: Need advise on career development for a DP holder

Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 5:45 pm

huangliuyu wrote:Dear All Expats,

I am a DP holder, now I am working with LOC as an office admin, with very low wage $1200 for probation and $1500 3 months later.

I used to work in Shanghai, China, as a SAP data inputter and analyser in MNC (heavey industry).

When I was in university, my major was English.

So after moving to Singapore, I have no major at all.

Any one can advise if what should I do if I want to increase my salary?

I planned to study ACCA, but get to know someone can not find a job with ACCA certificate. And I have to take care of my baby when I am off duty.

Thanks and best regards
Alice



In all seriousness I would look for a placement back in China with an MNC from here or otherwise. China's growth potential for wages will far outstrip Singapore in the long term and you will have less risk of losing your job due to the gahmen changing policies on you at the last minute.
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 5:48 pm

What do you do? find a new job.

Surely you can find some SAP Analyst role where bi-lingual English/Mandarin (and you speak real putonghua, not this Singapore crap :P ! ). I know my company hires such people, but no roles for it currently open in Singapore. Keep looking.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 5:51 pm

Also join an MNC which is a big where you might be able to do an internal transfer to a better posting somewhere else.
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Re: Need advise on career development for a DP holder

Postby huangliuyu » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 8:01 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
huangliuyu wrote:Dear All Expats,

I am a DP holder, now I am working with LOC as an office admin, with very low wage $1200 for probation and $1500 3 months later.

I used to work in Shanghai, China, as a SAP data inputter and analyser in MNC (heavey industry).

When I was in university, my major was English.

So after moving to Singapore, I have no major at all.

Any one can advise if what should I do if I want to increase my salary?

I planned to study ACCA, but get to know someone can not find a job with ACCA certificate. And I have to take care of my baby when I am off duty.

Thanks and best regards
Alice



In all seriousness I would look for a placement back in China with an MNC from here or otherwise. China's growth potential for wages will far outstrip Singapore in the long term and you will have less risk of losing your job due to the gahmen changing policies on you at the last minute.


Thanks, offshoreoildude, however, my husband works in NTU, so I moved here, and we plan to stay here and apply for PR.
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Postby huangliuyu » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 8:04 pm

zzm9980 wrote:What do you do? find a new job.

Surely you can find some SAP Analyst role where bi-lingual English/Mandarin (and you speak real putonghua, not this Singapore crap :P ! ). I know my company hires such people, but no roles for it currently open in Singapore. Keep looking.


Thanks.

I tried to find a new job.

And I am very thankful to my present boss. He gives me the first job. Although the salary is low, it seems not nice for me to quit .
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 8:12 pm

huangliuyu wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:What do you do? find a new job.

Surely you can find some SAP Analyst role where bi-lingual English/Mandarin (and you speak real putonghua, not this Singapore crap :P ! ). I know my company hires such people, but no roles for it currently open in Singapore. Keep looking.


Thanks.

I tried to find a new job.

And I am very thankful to my present boss. He gives me the first job. Although the salary is low, it seems not nice for me to quit .


It is a commendable attitude, but you need to worry about your well being more than your boss's feelings. Now don't quit every 3 months for 5% raises, but if you find a real career possibility at a large company doing SAP making 2x or more, you'd be silly to turn it down.

I have a tip for you, I will PM it to you. you can't reply, but that is OK.

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Re: Need advise on career development for a DP holder

Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 9:56 am

huangliuyu wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
huangliuyu wrote:Dear All Expats,

I am a DP holder, now I am working with LOC as an office admin, with very low wage $1200 for probation and $1500 3 months later.

I used to work in Shanghai, China, as a SAP data inputter and analyser in MNC (heavey industry).

When I was in university, my major was English.

So after moving to Singapore, I have no major at all.

Any one can advise if what should I do if I want to increase my salary?

I planned to study ACCA, but get to know someone can not find a job with ACCA certificate. And I have to take care of my baby when I am off duty.

Thanks and best regards
Alice



In all seriousness I would look for a placement back in China with an MNC from here or otherwise. China's growth potential for wages will far outstrip Singapore in the long term and you will have less risk of losing your job due to the gahmen changing policies on you at the last minute.


Thanks, offshoreoildude, however, my husband works in NTU, so I moved here, and we plan to stay here and apply for PR.


Why do you need PR? Really Singapore is a tiny place...not much future. IF it wasn't for family reasons I would be long gone.
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Postby huangliuyu » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:25 am

zzm9980 wrote:
huangliuyu wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:What do you do? find a new job.

Surely you can find some SAP Analyst role where bi-lingual English/Mandarin (and you speak real putonghua, not this Singapore crap :P ! ). I know my company hires such people, but no roles for it currently open in Singapore. Keep looking.


Thanks.

I tried to find a new job.

And I am very thankful to my present boss. He gives me the first job. Although the salary is low, it seems not nice for me to quit .


It is a commendable attitude, but you need to worry about your well being more than your boss's feelings. Now don't quit every 3 months for 5% raises, but if you find a real career possibility at a large company doing SAP making 2x or more, you'd be silly to turn it down.

I have a tip for you, I will PM it to you. you can't reply, but that is OK.
Thanks! I will keep trying to find a new job :D
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Re: Need advise on career development for a DP holder

Postby huangliuyu » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:27 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
huangliuyu wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
huangliuyu wrote:Dear All Expats,

I am a DP holder, now I am working with LOC as an office admin, with very low wage $1200 for probation and $1500 3 months later.

I used to work in Shanghai, China, as a SAP data inputter and analyser in MNC (heavey industry).

When I was in university, my major was English.

So after moving to Singapore, I have no major at all.

Any one can advise if what should I do if I want to increase my salary?

I planned to study ACCA, but get to know someone can not find a job with ACCA certificate. And I have to take care of my baby when I am off duty.

Thanks and best regards
Alice



In all seriousness I would look for a placement back in China with an MNC from here or otherwise. China's growth potential for wages will far outstrip Singapore in the long term and you will have less risk of losing your job due to the gahmen changing policies on you at the last minute.


Thanks, offshoreoildude, however, my husband works in NTU, so I moved here, and we plan to stay here and apply for PR.


Why do you need PR? Really Singapore is a tiny place...not much future. IF it wasn't for family reasons I would be long gone.


If I am a PR, it's easy for me to change job. Now many companies don't receive a DP to work, as far as I know. :(
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