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12 Powerful Resolutions You Should Make Every Year

Cheers to the year ahead and another chance to get it right. Still deciding on your resolutions and goals?  Need a few words of wisdom?  Below you [Read More]


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Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Hi Mr Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months back, I have been a regular reader. Ya know, some stories are really scary and as of now I'm unnerved as hell. I graduated last year (June) with a B.A in social science (hons 2nd lower) & started job-hunting in November last year after taking 4 months off to consider my options. [...]

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Wanted to share a word of encouragement… Better job lobang (opportunity) After a few years in the forces, many of us army regulars will start thinking if grass is greener outside, and we need to consider moving to private sector. After too long in the army, we do get worried about our skills not relevant outside anymore, and too old [...]

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Hi Ivan I am your senior from the pioneer accounting batch of 2001 and graduating pioneer batch of 2004 (yes I left in 3 years). I have been with accounting firms from Big to small , LLP to SME , for 12 years and my advice for you is to still focus on accounting firms big and small. Accountancy is statutorily required so even shell [...]

IT consultant’s salary drops from $5000 to $3000 due to foreign influx

IT consultant’s salary drops from $5000 to $3000 due to foreign influx

Hi Gilbert The only locals I have interviewed, who fit the roles were people who were from India or China, converted to PR and then subsequently converted to be SG citizen. This is the most idiotic statement that I have heard from any foreigner! I knew some very good and very experienced local IT people asking for lower pay than their last [...]

37-year-old PMET jobless for 2 years finally found 3-month contract job

37-year-old PMET jobless for 2 years finally found 3-month contract job

Hi Gilbert Good news as I have just found a 3-month contract job earlier this week. Thank you for your kind help. Really appreciate it. Cheers. Edwin

46-year-old jobless PMET suffering from depression and feeling anxious

46-year-old jobless PMET suffering from depression and feeling anxious

Hi Gilbert I’m 46 and a degree holder, but I’m finding it difficult to find a job given that I don’t have the relevant skills and experience in many of the job offerings. I am also suffering from anxiety, panic, and depression and thinking of whether I should see a psychiatrist or not. My doctor suggested that I get help from family [...]

Security guard earning $1600/month complaining about the way he is being treated

Security guard earning $1600/month complaining about the way he is being treated

How to complaint??! I also have bad experience with Xxx Company. They are still holding on and refuse to cancel the notification of mine.Very fustrated… We as a security officer earn peanuts yet the company does this to me - 12 hrs x 6 days with an hour of break. Each 12-hour shift is further sub-divided into one-hour blocks, with 11 [...]

Fresh grad lost job to FT and lamenting about his future in Singapore

Fresh grad lost job to FT and lamenting about his future in Singapore

Hi Gilbert Just felt like highlighting, I’m a fresh grad and recently had lost a job opportunity to a foreign talent with similar class and grades. Best of all, he is on a scholarship and didn’t even have to pay for his education in Singapore. While I am happy for him, it’s sad to know that the Singaporean interviewers would rather [...]

Jobless PMET surviving on side business using new social media marketing skills

Jobless PMET surviving on side business using new social media marketing skills

Hi Gilbert, I am a avid reader of your blog and follower of your work for the unemployed and underemployed. I got retrenched a week and ago and found support in your group reading articles of people in the same plight as me. Compared to them I am a little luckier as I have started a side business 2 months ago using the new social media [...]

Jobless PMET used to earn $5000 found job as a part-time retail asst earning $500/month

Jobless PMET used to earn $5000 found job as a part-time retail asst earning $500/month

Dear Edwin. Seriously I feel sorry for you. I’m not one of those who will criticise you for voting for the PAP and thus landing yourself in this state. Your age are very close with mine and I’ve been hunting for a job for 1.5 years already. You did not state in your email to Gilbert how come you are jobless. So I wonder if you are [...]