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Postby sanjumalani » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 6:44 pm

Thanks for your opinions but none of this answers the questions i asked.

Everyone has their own preference and what may appeal to you (US, Green Card) may not to someone else. Having said that its not that I have my priorities wrong - I am thinking about looking outside of SG but the preference is to stay here.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 6:46 pm

sanjumalani wrote:Thanks for your opinions but none of this answers the questions i asked.

Everyone has their own preference and what may appeal to you (US, Green Card) may not to someone else. Having said that its not that I have my priorities wrong - I am thinking about looking outside of SG but the preference is to stay here.

S


Appeal or not is secondary. But like I said in my earlier post, its having a stable job and the ability of quickly find another in case you lose it, is the most important thing. Singapore is an awesome country but the problem is it is so small and the job market is very ill-liquid so to speak.

Singapore like being in an ocean on a canoe always fearing when the canoe will sink and you have no other canoe to jump into. USA or India on the other hand are opposite. My colleagues who got retrenched in the US found a job in max 1 week. In India you get multiple job offers in a week.

Singapore is an awesome country but I can never think about a long term career here because of the ill-liquid job market. I will live here as long as I have my current job and always prepared to go back, because the next job GOD knows when it will come.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:13 pm

2. Any other way for me to salvage my PR?


No.

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Postby sanjumalani » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:35 pm

ThanKS all

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Postby Brah » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:42 am

Wd40 wrote:having a stable job and the ability of quickly find another in case you lose it, is the most important thing. Singapore is an awesome country but the problem is it is so small and the job market is very ill-liquid.

USA or India on the other hand are opposite. My colleagues who got retrenched in the US found a job in max 1 week.

On one hand, I share the same concerns.

However, the case you've made for the US may happen like that in some cases, I believe far from that.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:49 am

Brah wrote:
Wd40 wrote:having a stable job and the ability of quickly find another in case you lose it, is the most important thing. Singapore is an awesome country but the problem is it is so small and the job market is very ill-liquid.

USA or India on the other hand are opposite. My colleagues who got retrenched in the US found a job in max 1 week.

On one hand, I share the same concerns.

However, the case you've made for the US may happen like that in some cases, I believe far from that.


No seriously, although the jobless rate is high in the US, in the skilled workforce sector like technology there are lots of jobs. US is so big and so many cities, that if you are willing to relocate, you can easily find another job in another city if not your own. Singapore is just 1 city in 1 state in 1 country.

New York alone has more jobs than Singapore has. Try searching for a keyword like "java" in dice.com with location filter as New York v/s monster.com.sg.
Not just US city. Pick any developed city like Sydney, Melbourne, London, Hong Kong and do a keyword search in an appropriate job site, you will realize how pathetic Singapore is.


Also Singapore jobs are open to anyone in the world. The cheapest guy from a 3rd world country has the highest chances of getting the job. US has visa restrictions such that if you have a H1B it's like having a golden goose.


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