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Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment »

Dear Ms Nooraini (MCI) and Pastor Cynthia, I am James Er residing at BLK 274 [...]


Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with »

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you [...]


39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction 39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with »

Hi Gilbert I'm a 39-year-old male who is homeless, jobless, feeling hopeless [...]


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10 Surefire Ways To Live Below Your Full Potential »

10 Surefire Ways To Live Below Your Full Potential

Marc and Angel Do you know that most people never utilize more than 0.1% of their true potential in their lifetime? It’s true.  The thing [Read More]


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How to Explain Job Hopping in an Interview How to Explain Job Hopping in an Interview »

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26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

Dear Gilbert, I'm a 26-year-old local university arts degree holder with 3.5 years of working experience. I resigned from the public service about 2 months ago as I felt that there were not much learning opportunities and was too stagnant and bureaucratic. I was earning a comfortable salary of about $60k per annum but decided to quit without [...]

PMET with accountancy degree lost his 12th-year job in the marine sector

PMET with accountancy degree lost his 12th-year job in the marine sector

Hi Gilbert, I have recently lost my job. I have been in the marine industry since 2005 in both the civil and private sector and possessed a accountancy degree and diploma in Information Communication Technology. I knew my days in the current job was numbered since last month as they were expecting their employees to be working on Saturday [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET lamented at our lunch-stealing pro-foreign hiring stance

Jobless Singaporean PMET lamented at our lunch-stealing pro-foreign hiring stance

Dear Gilbert, I feel very sad and demoralized. I have been unemployed for more than a year. And then to hear the ministers insisting that it is a skills-mismatch problem is like saying it is our fault ! They simply refuse to admit that there are no proper jobs for us. Why so face-saving? Already how many ministers have said that their main [...]

Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Dear Ms Hamzah (MCI) I'm writing to feedback to you of the immense difficulties I'm still undergoing despite having been discharged of bankruptcy 2 years ago. I'm still unable to apply for a line from the 3 Telcos here which are requesting for payments that the Official Assignee has absolved me from during the discharge process. I'm [...]

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

I am not sure how long this scene of Malaysians getting special benefits from MOM (to get EP below the salary criteria) has been going on, but it has definitely been around for at least 3 years. I know this because my Malaysian ex-colleague in my previous company, has been holding onto her EP (renewed before too) for 3 years despite drawing [...]

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Transitioning: First of all, thanks Kelvin for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Kelvin: I finished my degree (first class honours) and Masters overseas and I recently returned to Singapore. Transitioning: What was  your last occupation and you have told me that you were [...]

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Dear all, I have a question to be figured out. I got two informal interviews with A*STAR two managers. After the second information interview, they inform me to have a formal interview with the assistant manager and a senior member of the group to check the technical parts from me. Before the interview, I also sent them the application form, [...]

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Hi Gilbert, I will include a description of the job below, thanks so much. Company name: FTGroup Pte Ltd Expected income: $1.6k-$3k We are a sales and marketing company that believes in wealth creation for both our clients and people. We priortise our client needs and ensure that the service we provide is of the best [...]

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

Gilbert, thank you for the nice gesture. I am writing to you not to criticize the government, but to reflect on the situation. Myself being unemployed for more than a year and have gone for a few courses and applied for unknown number of jobs. The situation for those of us long term unemployed grows dire by the day, and we don’t see light, [...]

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Hi Gilbert, I consider myself a victim of a potential unfair dismissal. I am a manager of a company and lead a department of 2 staff, who have been working for more than 10 years. One of the staff threatened to resign if she’s not promoted, and hence, I reported it to the Director of my department as well as the HR. Surprisingly, they [...]

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