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Looking for job opportunities in Singapore

Postby jejesing » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 3:03 pm

Hi,
I wld like some help of you.
I came in Singapore with my girl friend few months ago, she is a teacher.
Since I arrived here, I am looking for a job, and it's quite difficult to find one.
I have a degre electrical engineering ( I am not engineer!!) and I worked 5 years in the french arme as a technicien.

Do you think I can find a job in Singapore, and do you have a idea about job opportunities.
We are not married, that means, I dont have a visa. I just got the tourist visa.

Thank you for your help

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 3:20 pm

I'd say, to be frankly honest, you are probably up the creek without the proverbial paddle. Sorry.

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Postby jejesing » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 4:13 pm

why do you think that?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 4:45 pm

You have nothing to offer that they don't already have plenty of. You need to bring something special to the table that they don't have or don't have enough of. Electrical Engineers are a dime a dozen. Electrical Engineers who don't work as Engineers are useless as far as this government is concerned. You can no longer get a job here without a relevant degree and sufficient experience in the same field.

Good Luck. You are going to need lots of it.

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Postby movingtospore » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 8:45 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You have nothing to offer that they don't already have plenty of. You need to bring something special to the table that they don't have or don't have enough of. Electrical Engineers are a dime a dozen. Electrical Engineers who don't work as Engineers are useless as far as this government is concerned. You can no longer get a job here without a relevant degree and sufficient experience in the same field.

Good Luck. You are going to need lots of it.
And, they have a serious hate on for foreigners at the moment. Maybe you could try one of the multi-national construction firms if you can offer them something?

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Postby jejesing » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00 pm

Thank you for your help,

That means, I should come back in France!!!??

It's really anoying.

You don't think that my military experience during 5 years in the telecommunication field can help me to find something...

Or maybe there is some job who didn't need any graduate, isn't it?

Actually I am ready to take any kind of job which allow me to stay with my girl friend and get a visa!!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:27 pm

Well things are quite difficult right now and many of us foreigners are beginning to feel like we're under siege. But if you think you really have some special knowledge and experience you can bring to the table that is not available from within the Singaporean population, then your best approach (IMO) would be to leverage and grow your contact list and work to get your profile visible to HR departments and recruiters. If I were in your position, I'd start here:

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic89985.html
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby proxymoron » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 2:23 pm

jejesing wrote:Actually I am ready to take any kind of job which allow me to stay and get a visa!!


buddy... this approach would probably do more harm to you than good. Simply because far too many who are willing to do the same to stay in Singapore. And another point is that, nowadays, getting a visa is much more tougher than getting a job. Getting job offer is merely the first step. Getting visa approved would be the bigger and tougher one. The recruiters know that, and probably thats the reason you are not getting job. Also the "any" job which you are looking for usually is not be good enough to fetch you a visa. Like SMS said above, unless have anything "different" to offer.. your chances are quite low.

If you think your experience is of good value, project that in your correspondences and resume. You try searching for that similar position and stop settling for "any" job.... good luck.

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Postby jejesing » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 3:12 pm

Thank you for all informations.

I will try to do my best. But since august I am here without a job.

I will take a look arround singapore, like malaysia thailande....

If I can stay close to SIngapore, its quite OK.

Thank you again.


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