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Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages »

Dear Gilbert I believe we have met before back in 2012 and I admire you and [...]


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

Dear Gilbert, I am a 38-years-old male. I started working late in my life at [...]


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

Hi Gilbert This is "YC", the under-35 "under-employee" who asked about [...]


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7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed »

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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Ten greatest emotional hiccups faced by Singaporeans Ten greatest emotional hiccups faced by Singaporeans »

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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 [...]

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Hi Gilbert, I actually do admire what you do at Transitioning.org. I also have had the opportunity to read through some of the cases where you have assisted the less fortunate in finding employment opportunities online. My team and myself are intending to start work on a  project called “jobhunt" where we will develop  a portal so [...]

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Dear Mr Goh, I am writing to you as my sister (Ms B.M. Lim) and I are at our wits end with regards to our housing needs and we are unable to obtain any tangible help from either our PAP MPs or the HDB itself. You see, I am a single parent whose youngest child is not recognized as a family nucleus due to prevailing governmental discrimination [...]

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Hi Gilbert How are you guys doing? I hope you are well. Just a quick update on my situation, just went for my follow-up with my psychiatrist last week, my depression is getting worst,  my anxiety disorder - there's is no sign of improvement and my medication dosage needs to be increased. Just to share, I went for one interview 2 weeks [...]


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