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Job-change - IT professional.

Postby sayantang » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 8:04 pm

Greetings members !

I have been working here in Singapore as an IT Professional for a leading Investment bank through a very reputed vendor and now I am on the lookout for a change.

Anyone got a suggestion for a consultant i could approach?
From what i gather most jobs are through consultants.

thanks.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 8:25 pm

Leave Singapore.
Now I'm called PNGMK

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Re: Help Needed : Job-change - IT professional.

Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:46 pm

sayantang wrote:Greetings members !

I have been working here in Singapore as an IT Professional for a leading Investment bank through a very reputed vendor and now I am on the lookout for a change.

Anyone got a suggestion for a consultant i could approach?
From what i gather most jobs are through consultants.

thanks.


The recent regulations can kick you out from Singapore in an instant. My suggestion? Stay put. Or gamble a bit with, say, Accenture.
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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:04 am

Comtel?
They hired a lot of people in our office.

May I know what is the bank?

Btw, better submit your CV to some reputable recruiting agencies in SG - like Aston Carter, Hays etc - not a huge lot of them here (although there are hundreds of junk ones registered in MOM). If your resume catches their eye, they will find the job for you, no need to do it yourself - it worked for me a few years back... and maybe I will need them a few months later. :)

But I have less to worry about - I'm still PEP until 2015.

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Postby sayantang » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:04 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Comtel?
They hired a lot of people in our office.

May I know what is the bank?

Btw, better submit your CV to some reputable recruiting agencies in SG - like Aston Carter, Hays etc - not a huge lot of them here (although there are hundreds of junk ones registered in MOM). If your resume catches their eye, they will find the job for you, no need to do it yourself - it worked for me a few years back... and maybe I will need them a few months later. :)

But I have less to worry about - I'm still PEP until 2015.



I am with UBS.

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:08 pm

sayantang wrote:I am with UBS.


OOT: Front office or back office? Suntec or Changi? :)
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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 2:45 pm

Go to smaller company that is in the same business (not startup, normal European or US company with office here).
I myself considering that. In bank you can be sacked any moment, even if they take you initially - shitty times right now.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 4:38 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
sayantang wrote:I am with UBS.


OOT: Front office or back office? Suntec or Changi? :)


Does UBS have Changi presence of their own, or just their outsourced location? I was under the impression those at said location were not UBS employees, but all from a vendor.

hopefully knowing this doesn't make you think I'm Indian again!

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 4:48 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
sayantang wrote:I am with UBS.


OOT: Front office or back office? Suntec or Changi? :)


Does UBS have Changi presence of their own, or just their outsourced location? I was under the impression those at said location were not UBS employees, but all from a vendor.


From what I know, several staffs are located at Changi Business Park (not sure if they are under UBS or vendor). At Suntec, most of them are under vendor.

zzm9980 wrote:hopefully knowing this doesn't make you think I'm Indian again!


My bad :P :P :P
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Postby Callput » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 5:14 pm

AFAIK, the banks in CBP are CS, Barclays Cap, Citi, SCB and DBS. I havent heard of UBS employees being present in CBP until now.

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 5:20 pm

Callput wrote:AFAIK, the banks in CBP are CS, Barclays Cap, Citi, SCB and DBS. I havent heard of UBS employees being present in CBP until now.


Well, for the building maintenance, they always send a notification to ORQ or Suntec.
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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 5:26 pm

I've never seen anything from UBS here, at CBP...

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Postby Callput » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 5:28 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
Callput wrote:AFAIK, the banks in CBP are CS, Barclays Cap, Citi, SCB and DBS. I havent heard of UBS employees being present in CBP until now.


Well, for the building maintenance, they always send a notification to ORQ or Suntec.


Both ORQ and suntec nice office locations, CS has a branch in ORQ and ORL with lovely views.

However I prefer CBP anyday reason being I stay at Tampines and my office is 10 mins motorcycle ride with no $$$ sucking ERP in between and no need to get stuffed in sardine can. :cool:

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 7:17 pm

Sergei82 wrote:I've never seen anything from UBS here, at CBP...


The entire "location" is outsourced to a VERY FAMOUS Indian off-shore vendor. You enter the building and go to the vendor's floor, go through a door, then you're in another lobby with UBS branding, etc. It's like an office floor within an office floor.

I don't know CBP very well, but it's in the same set of buildings as DBS.

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 8:10 pm

Callput wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
Callput wrote:AFAIK, the banks in CBP are CS, Barclays Cap, Citi, SCB and DBS. I havent heard of UBS employees being present in CBP until now.


Well, for the building maintenance, they always send a notification to ORQ or Suntec.


Both ORQ and suntec nice office locations, CS has a branch in ORQ and ORL with lovely views.

However I prefer CBP anyday reason being I stay at Tampines and my office is 10 mins motorcycle ride with no $$$ sucking ERP in between and no need to get stuffed in sardine can. :cool:

CS moved out from ORQ to CBP almost completely. Serangoon park moves to CBP as well. Cost saving - will be 1 building with abt 10% less places than people in CS - for "smart working".


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