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7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed

This article first appeared here on 20 May 2010. 7 Ways To Move Out of Depression For The Unemployed Written by: Gilbert Goh This article  is [Read More]


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Jobless ex-air steward lamenting over lost case of harassment to foreign air stewardess

Jobless ex-air steward lamenting over lost case of harassment to foreign air stewardess

Dear Gilbert, I heard of your presence online and thank you for championing causes for the unemployed. Almost 3 years ago, I joined one of the airlines as a cabin crew. Throughout the entire period, I have faced no issues,or hiccups in the process of service,and have an unblemished conduct record and no lapses,as attested by the [...]

Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Dear Gilbert I believe we have met before back in 2012 and I admire you and your volunteer colleagues' attempts to help fellow Singaporeans get back on track in the workforce by assisting to alleviate their financial and unemployment crunches when our own government fails to help us. I'm in my mid-twenties and currently feeling down and [...]

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

Dear Gilbert, I am a 38-years-old male. I started working late in my life at 28. I developed depression when I was studying at NTU and dropped out after almost 2 years. Nevertheless I subsequently went on to get a degree at SIM, before landing my first job in a finance company. I worked for slightly more than 2 years at my job before [...]

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Hi Gilbert This is "YC", the under-35 "under-employee" who asked about contributing to the break fast fund last month. I'd like to share some personal thoughts on unemployment/underemployment, plus a bit of good news since we last spoke. I've got a bit of decently paid work (*cheer*), good for 4-months only though (*jeer*). In any case [...]

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Dear Gilbert, The purpose of me writing this email to you is that I understand from a friend  you are able to help people who are in need. Let me introduce myself briefly. My name is Nur. I'm turning 32 this month and I'm a single mother of a 5-year-old girl. She was born out of wedlock. I am currently staying on my own at a rented [...]

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

Hi Johnson, I have the same degree as you and I am also working in a different industry (IT) for more than 15 years. I too had a hard time finding jobs matching my educational degree after graduation due to the Asian Financial Crisis then. I was jobless since Jan 14 after I left a company where I joined for 8 months. I was recommended to [...]

Advice to jobless lady PMET:  Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Advice to jobless lady PMET: Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Hi Elle, I was out of job for one year and recently had just found one. I count myself  lucky for someone my age when there are so many younger foreigners out there competing. Singapore has got into the worst of its time since PM Lee Hsein Loong  took over. The huge influx of FT has created a big problem for Singaporeans in the job [...]

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Dear Mr Holdsworth and Mr Chee I trust this email finds you well. My name is xxxxxx and I recently joined Ink Singapore, two weeks ago, as a TAD Controller but I have resigned. Within this role, I report to Sandy Fong, Group Production Manager and Mark Ramayah, Group Publisher. I am writing in regard to a few incidents that have [...]

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Johnson: I graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance 3rd Class Honors through SIM 3 years part-time night external degree programme in June 2001. I [...]

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Hi Gilbert How are you? Thanks very much for responding to me. I have received your reply thank you. Actually, I started working two weeks ago in a UK MNC in Singapore doing publishing. I was managed by two persons; the Group Production Manager (female Chinese) and the Group Publisher (male Indian). A lot of things happened within [...]


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