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Ideas for finding short-term employment (DP holder)

Post by cg2012 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 3:26 pm

Hello everyone, I'm here in Singapore on a Dependent's Pass until March next year (my wife is on a 6 month secondment), and I'm trying to find a job for that period.

It's been a pretty frustrating experience so far, as there doesn't seem to be the same culture of temping that you get in the UK, and recruitment agencies don't seem able to help. The leads that I have managed to follow up haven't been able to anything short term, and I'm now running out of ideas.

Has anyone got any bright ideas about where I should be looking (or failing that does anyone want to give me a job??). I've got many years experience working in sport, event/project management and software/system testing, and although ideally I'd like to find something that fits my profile, I have excellent IT and general office skills and would consider pretty much anything at this point.

Any suggestions most welcome - either reply here or PM me.

Many thanks

Chris

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 3:28 pm

Search for intellectualmuse's thread on DP working on an LOC. Caveats are: 1. You're a dude (IM is a dudette). 2. It's becoming really bad to be a foreigner looking for a job in Singapore lately.
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Post by Sergei82 » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 3:45 pm

They won't even allow you to sweep the floor - those jobs are reserved for elderly Singaporeans.

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Post by beppi » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 4:12 pm

Most temp jobs in Singapore are low-skilled (like salesperson in a shop, waiter in a restaurant or the proverbial burger joint) and so lowly paid that you as a European probably prefer to stay at home or volunteer your time for a worthy cause.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 01 Dec 2012 1:31 am

Try CRCE at American Association. http://www.aasingapore.com/about-crce/

PS: I'm a former AAS board member.

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