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Where to start?!

Postby Chris_M » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 3:35 am

Well, a bit about my self....

Im 27 live in the UK and have finally decided that I want to start the process of living in Singapore, at the moment I am looking at around getting to grips with 2/3 year plan.

I have had a look at a few jobs on line and I am more than qualified, I work in the property Sector as a facility manager and have various degrees and qualifications.

But I dont know where to start! Can anybody recommend any UK agencies that specialise in recruiting for jobs in Singapore? I have been to quite a few working abroad expos but have never been given any direct contacts.

Also, is there anybody on the board moved over at my age? How are you finding it?

Thanks for all of your help!

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 8:10 am

Honest question: Why do you want to move to Singapore? Is it the hot, humid, weather every day of the year? Do you reckon it will be financially lucrative? (If so, how much is your earning potential in the UK and what do you believe it will be here?) Is it a thing for the women in SE Asia? (This is a perfectly OK reason, don't worry!) Or something else? Please don't say it's because you saw a Discovery channel special on Singapore highlighting some engineering marvel.

You may think you've already made your decision, but your answers will help us help you better.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 8:56 am

You better read up more on the threads here because some issues about living here have been highlighted in most of the threads.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 8:56 am

zzm, OP is young and at his age, if he wants to explore working in Singapore (or SE Asia in general), I think it is good that he comes here and experiences it himself.

However, if he is looking for long-term plans here, I'd also ask him to consider your points.

OP, are you planning to move over for good, or just for a stint? Unfortunately I'm not familiar with your industry so I can't advise much other than telling you to tap on your LinkedIn network. Very handy, actually.

Good luck.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 9:01 am

I am also not in this industry but facility manager (property) sounds like a job zillions of Singaporeans/PEs do and can do. Fitting or even landing with a job offer is still far away for having a work pass approved.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 9:13 am

the lynx wrote:zzm, OP is young and at his age, if he wants to explore working in Singapore (or SE Asia in general), I think it is good that he comes here and experiences it himself.


Right, and that would be a valid answer to my question :) Not trying to scare him away, but understanding his motivations would help us better answer his questions. If his motivation is money, as x9200 alluded to he may be sorely disappointed, which is why I wanted to ask that first.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:16 am

Maybe OP thinks this is like Bangkok.
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