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Would it be hard for a black man to get a job in sg?

Postby lior.z » Sun, 26 May 2013 5:50 pm

Hi guys,

Does anyone know what are the chances of a black man (Caribbean) with a degree obtained in China (Int. economics and trade) to get a job in sg??

Would skin colour or nationality be a problem to find a job in sg? Or is there any company that you guys know of that do not discriminate?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 26 May 2013 7:51 pm

Its yours skills and experience that matter much much more than your colour. From your post, you haven't mentioned about have any work experience, but only about a degree from China. Thats going be your biggest stumbling block than anything else. If you indeed have no experience, you dont stand any chance here as a foreigner, black, white, brown or yellow.

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Postby lior.z » Sun, 26 May 2013 8:00 pm

Hi,

Thanks. Actually im posting on behalf of my fiance. He does have 2 years of working exp at the bank. But as the day goes by we got more worried abt his chances of staying in sg.

anw thanks so much for ur reply.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 26 May 2013 9:55 pm

So he's here on what an LTVP? And looking for a job.

Can you advise what quals/experience he has? What job is he seeking?

Don't introduce race into it before quals for the job is my 2c.

There are plenty of 'fringe' or less visible minorities here, just they all have something to bring to the table that is welcomed.

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Postby lior.z » Sun, 26 May 2013 10:47 pm

He's been visiting sg as a tourist during his vacation on social pass.
He worked at the bank as a teller and Clark for two years. Not sure if it'll be very helpful for his job application.
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 26 May 2013 10:56 pm

It boils down to: What does he bring and offer, that is not available from a local SGn?

2 years as a bank teller, and that's it? Forget it... move to his country instead.

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Postby lior.z » Sun, 26 May 2013 11:03 pm

Yeh. But we were just hoping to try our luck here before looking for alternatives.
Anw, thanks for ur advise :)

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 May 2013 11:58 am

JR8 wrote:It boils down to: What does he bring and offer, that is not available from a local SGn?

2 years as a bank teller, and that's it? Forget it... move to his country instead.


If he knows Chinese / Hokkein, he may stand a chance though ;)

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Postby lior.z » Mon, 27 May 2013 8:45 pm

Uhm yeh he does speak Chinese Language pretty well lol. But then again, majority of the sg speak the language too

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 May 2013 11:20 pm

lior.z wrote:Uhm yeh he does speak Chinese Language pretty well lol. But then again, majority of the sg speak the language too


Yeah, but the local variety is expected to. Honkeys & Blacks fluent in Mandarin become a novelty AND tend to get a lot of face with the Chinese as well. But I'm still afraid he's going to need more than that just to get to an interview I'm afraid. Speaking frankly.


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