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Monday August 29th 2016

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National day rally drama: PM Lee collapses and essence of his shortened speech National day rally drama: PM Lee collapses and essence »

He spoke more than 2 hours just on his Malay and Mandarin speeches - a record [...]


Jobless PMET gave up job searching to take care of cancer-stricken teacher friend Jobless PMET gave up job searching to take care of »

How do I survive without a full-time job in Singapore? As we know, Singapore [...]


Expat enquiring on delay of approval for Employment Pass Expat enquiring on delay of approval for Employment »

Hi Guys, This is re my application for EPass that has been pending for [...]


My Daily Thought

Lesson from Joseph Schooling’s olympic victory »

Lesson from Joseph Schooling’s olympic victory – invest in true-blue local talent

Joseph Schooling did something what Singaporeans have never done before in history - won a coveted Olympic gold medal against all odds. And he did it his [Read More]


Job Search Skills

7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job »

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10 Ways To Pass Your Probation 10 Ways To Pass Your Probation »

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

Transitioning has heard of how many [...]


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Accountant gave up $200,000/year job to be stay-at-home dad

Accountant gave up $200,000/year job to be stay-at-home dad

The current economic crisis has thrown wide open the traditional role of the breadwinner in the family and we see many male PMETs stay at home to care for the kids often out of necessity than choice. Our women folks are given equal employment opportunities in our open society and many remain gainfully employed despite the economic [...]

Singaporean unhappy with existence of vice websites in Singapore

Singaporean unhappy with existence of vice websites in Singapore

Hi Gilbert, I am really wondering if the Singapore police force is under staffed. Look at the number of vice sites for prostitutes in [...]

Cleaner PMET with advanced cancer lost her US$9,000/month overseas contract but found peace

Cleaner PMET with advanced cancer lost her US$9,000/month overseas contract but found peace

Hi Gilbert Sometimes life just can’t get any better from having a pink of health. I have diploma but look what am I doing now? However, being a cleaner after all is a decent earning. What to do,  my health is more important compare to what my qualification says. I just tell myself to be positive each day. Sleepy, tired and feeling [...]

Health care worker forced to resign and feeling apprehensive about the dark future

Health care worker forced to resign and feeling apprehensive about the dark future

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, I stumbled across your website while finding for jobs, and I found it to be very useful and supportive. In short, I found solace. To start off, I am a Singaporean and have been working for more than 10 years in the healthcare sector. I will be out of job one month later (just being force to resign) and I am really [...]

Why our local IT sector is dominated by foreign Indians

Why our local IT sector is dominated by foreign Indians

Let me share my thoughts on this issue as far as my memories permit. In the mid-late 90s, while I started my further education in marketing management after failing to complete my 3rd year poly engineering education for a subject failure, our government was strongly encouraging Singaporeans to go into IT sector during that period. In early [...]

39-year-old mother of 2 kids laid off in the oil & gas industry and feeling depressed

39-year-old mother of 2 kids laid off in the oil & gas industry and feeling depressed

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website on Transitioning.org when I was searching for advice or help on employment. I have been unemployed for a few months. I was laid off by my Russian company due to the entire Trading and Operation department shifting back to European office. A little background about me. I'm currently 39 years old, [...]

SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

Dear Sir, Good afternoon. My name is Liza. I am a single mum of 2 kids age 8 and  6 years old. I also live with my mum in a 2 room rental flat. I get to know you through your f.acebook  and learn about your helping spirits for the needy. I joined your Ramadan mass distributions at Marsiling and Chai Chee with my 2  kids. I really [...]

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Hi Mr Gilbert, My husband was shouted at in a department meeting by the GM to get out of the room and that he is no longer a part of his team. He was happy and productively working at the job for a few years until this errant GM came. Subsequently over the later few  years, he went through a lot of stress putting up with much unreasonable [...]

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Hi Gilbert I am currently unemployed and 29 years old. I have a degree in science. I am planning to study accounting to increase my job opportunities. I hope I can get a job through this accounting cert. I feel depressed. I got suicidal thoughts a few times a week. I suffer from insomnia for a few years already. I took TCM pills to [...]

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

  Avoid going to e2i job fairs! Been jobless since 1 month ago... There were various industries, hotel, retail, F &B etc. I went to the retail industry instead as I have almost 5 years’ experience in the retail industry and the hotel industry sucks because they will ask you to put more working hours and also first shift [...]

Caring Hearts: 2rd Ramadan Charity Distribution at Blk 22 Chai Chee

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