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Employability in SG from 24 y.o Australian

Postby Cazorla » Sat, 24 Nov 2012 7:22 pm

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Postby Anthony249 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 3:24 am

You don't need PR to work and live in Singapore.

Just get one of these:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:21 am

I don't see much demand for your skill set in Singapore. If you actually had a professional qualification such as cpa you might have a chance but grads like you are dime a dozen in the local populace. You're better off staying in Oz.
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Postby Callput » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:37 am

Sorry this is OOT, but cant help wonder: 24 yr old earning 94k AUD in a Govt job in Income Tax. I can see why Singaporeans are angry when they compare wages here with Australia, as most Singaporeans go to Australia for higher studies and this huge difference in wages really pisses them off and they take out all the anger on foreigners.

At 24 an average male Singaporean has probably just completed his degree because of the 2 years NS delay.

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Postby Cazorla » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Seems my concerns were well-founded!

By the way, $93k is by no means a typical wage in Australia or within the Public Service. I have been extremely fortunate in terms of advancement and I am currently in a senior technical advisor position (I'm the youngest at this level in the organisation). Most of my cadet cohort are on approximately $55k.

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Re: Employability in SG from 24 y.o Australian

Postby the lynx » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 9:02 am

Cazorla wrote:Hi All,

Firstly, apologies for what will seem like a lazy and banal post. I assure you that I have conducted extensive research prior to making this post and I am hoping that by chance somebody might be able to provide some insight that generic articles and searches cannot offer.

I am a 24 year old Australian citizen and have been been involved in a relationship with a Singaporean girl I met at University for approximately 2 years. At the middle of next year, she is due to return to Singapore following the completion of her Masters. Therefore, we have begun to contemplate and discuss the possibility of me emigrating to Singapore (or her permanently migrating to Australia).

I am very receptive to the idea of emigrating to Singapore, provided that I will be able to attain suitable employment. I am somewhat concerned about my prospects of doing so, as I have spent my entire career in a Government department, which might hinder my prospects of gaining a position with a Singaporean private sector entity.

In terms of education, I have 2 Bachelor Degrees: a Bachelor of Business (Management) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). The first degree is from RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) and the second degree is from The University of Melbourne. I am currently almost half-way through a Masters Degree in International Taxation at Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne).

Immediately after I completed High School I undertook a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (I imagine similar in function to the IRAS). After completing the four year Cadetship, I assumed a permanent position within the ATO in their audit/compliance area and have since been promoted twice. My current salary is approximately $93,000 AUD p.a. I would not be expecting anything close to this if I relocated to Singapore.

I am aware that marriage would entitle me to apply for Permanent Residency, but this is not immediately on the cards.

Would anybody be able to provide some advice/guidance on my prospects of attaining employment prior to marriage (i.e. permanent residency)?

Unfortunately leveraging from my girlfriend's family isn't really a viable option as they all work in the Medical industry...

Anyway, thank you for reading my post and hopefully somebody is positioned to provide some useful advice!

Liam


Long story short, you will do much better in Australia than here. Don't bother coming here. You won't find what is suitable for you and you will end up being frustrated from all the searching and adjusting to something which isn't yours.

And she is in from a family that is in medical industry. Knowing the perception of Asians to medical profession, you will be hard pressed to find something that is 'equal' to their standing.

So, stay there and ask your girlfriend to consider pursuing post-grad there instead.

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Re: Employability in SG from 24 y.o Australian

Postby Cazorla » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 4:02 pm

the lynx wrote:
Cazorla wrote:Hi All,

Firstly, apologies for what will seem like a lazy and banal post. I assure you that I have conducted extensive research prior to making this post and I am hoping that by chance somebody might be able to provide some insight that generic articles and searches cannot offer.

I am a 24 year old Australian citizen and have been been involved in a relationship with a Singaporean girl I met at University for approximately 2 years. At the middle of next year, she is due to return to Singapore following the completion of her Masters. Therefore, we have begun to contemplate and discuss the possibility of me emigrating to Singapore (or her permanently migrating to Australia).

I am very receptive to the idea of emigrating to Singapore, provided that I will be able to attain suitable employment. I am somewhat concerned about my prospects of doing so, as I have spent my entire career in a Government department, which might hinder my prospects of gaining a position with a Singaporean private sector entity.

In terms of education, I have 2 Bachelor Degrees: a Bachelor of Business (Management) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). The first degree is from RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) and the second degree is from The University of Melbourne. I am currently almost half-way through a Masters Degree in International Taxation at Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne).

Immediately after I completed High School I undertook a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (I imagine similar in function to the IRAS). After completing the four year Cadetship, I assumed a permanent position within the ATO in their audit/compliance area and have since been promoted twice. My current salary is approximately $93,000 AUD p.a. I would not be expecting anything close to this if I relocated to Singapore.

I am aware that marriage would entitle me to apply for Permanent Residency, but this is not immediately on the cards.

Would anybody be able to provide some advice/guidance on my prospects of attaining employment prior to marriage (i.e. permanent residency)?

Unfortunately leveraging from my girlfriend's family isn't really a viable option as they all work in the Medical industry...

Anyway, thank you for reading my post and hopefully somebody is positioned to provide some useful advice!

Liam


Long story short, you will do much better in Australia than here. Don't bother coming here. You won't find what is suitable for you and you will end up being frustrated from all the searching and adjusting to something which isn't yours.

And she is in from a family that is in medical industry. Knowing the perception of Asians to medical profession, you will be hard pressed to find something that is 'equal' to their standing.

So, stay there and ask your girlfriend to consider pursuing post-grad there instead.


Thanks for your advice. It's very beneficial to get the perspective of somebody who actually lives in Singapore and your point re: the cultural issues is certainly salient!


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