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Wednesday April 25th 2018

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Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and »

"What's the use of being a Singaporean, when your livelihood is not secured and [...]


Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF »

Contineo Media Pte Ltd/Karay Holdings/Asian Television Awards This company [...]


Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted Jobless Singaporean returned home after working »

I have chosen to work overseas and for seven years - some don’t even survive [...]


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Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community »

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

I visited Jefri yesterday at his 2-bedroom rental flat at Ang Mo Kio and it is a cosy place nicely tucked away at the far end of Singapore. The old [Read More]


Job Search Skills

7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview 7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview »

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Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

I specialise in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics which is a skill sought after in the UK and apparently I heard it is likewise in Singapore. I moved back to Singapore recently from London thinking that my skills will be needed here and that I would be more than happy to help my home country grow and prosper. To my dismay, I was [...]

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Five years after the passing of the 6.9 million population white paper in Feb 2013, we examine seven major repercussions the population growth has on our country:- 1. Population growth According to worldometers - a online apolitical world population data site - Singapore's current population stands at 5.79 million recording a 700,000 [...]

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Hi! I'm an Aussie marketing coordinator (community/events/digital) hoping someone out there can share some tips regarding expat recruitment companies or finding roles through another source? - Are there any recruitment agencies that tend to work with companies that offer sponsorship roles to expats & foreigners? - If job boards, which? [...]

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

It was the longest counselling session I had with a jobless PMET during my work with the unemployed for the past seven years - a record-breaking four hours but it was worth every minute of the marathon session. Most of our counselling sessions are in the region of an hour and a half to two hours but Philip taxed me to the max  from 2pm to 6pm [...]

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. My name is Hutch and I am a Singaporean female with Australian permanent residency. I previously studied in an Australian university and am now working in the education sector in customer service. Where are you living now and why [...]

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Dear Gilbert Goh, Need career coach and counsellor to help me look for property job in Property and FM/MA industry. In between jobs and in career transition, unemployed < 6 months. Should I write in to Transitioning.Org seeking help, advice and counselling. Have face to face meeting? I have attended WSG/e2i workshop & career [...]

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, My name is S desperately looking for help. In brief, I felt being cheated by the moneylender on 3 occasions with the 1st contract for a sum of $ 2000 for weekly instalment, and I paid a sum of my instalment, unable to keep up with the instalment and similar to the 2nd one. The 1st and 2nd contract have been close without [...]

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Most Caucasians in Singapore tend to refer to themselves as expats. However, 99.9% of them are on local salaries. There is hardly any Caucasian here still on the expat package, which would include housing, kids' school fees, first class tickets to their country of origin for the entire family annually etc. So please, please, please stop [...]

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Hi Gilbert, I came across this website and decided to write in. I'm in my late 30s, single lady with 17 years of working experience in accounting field.  I was retrenched last year due to company downsized.  Since then I have been working as a contractor for 3 companies.  The current one is covering maternity. The past 2-3 months, I [...]

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

Describe briefly about yourself Thomas eg. age, qualification, job title and salary range. Thomas: I am 32 years old with a CET Diploma, currently working as AV technician with salary of $2400. Even though I have experience I am drawing $2400. Why do you think that you are still single? Is it a choice decision or not? Have you ever dated [...]