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Tuesday April 25th 2017

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Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires mostly Indian nationals? Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires »

The complaint I would like to put forward is about this overseas Indian company [...]


Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go round it Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go »

Gilbert, I heard that the Government is digitizing itself at this moment. You [...]


PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at CECA arrangement PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at »

Dear Gilbert, as I read this, it reminds me of my own situation. I was hired [...]


Inspirational

Cleaner PMET with advanced cancer lost her US$9,000/month »

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 [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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Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

I used to sell corporate product for OCBC. One would guess huge organisation like this would be more corporate socially responsible, but no. They exploit fresh graduates having knew that people like me will hanker it - fancy organisation name and title and ignore the most importance component- personal welfare. I still remember during my [...]

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Just to share my past agony with all netizens as an eye opener only. When my husband was jobless for months as his duty under a building and construction company ended and whilst searching for a job under the same designation, tonnes of resume were submitted, went to numerous job walk in interviews and still not hired yet. Savings were [...]

PMET stressed out by misunderstanding at work and coping badly

PMET stressed out by misunderstanding at work and coping badly

Hi Gilbert, I am glad that I have chanced upon your website as I was searching for "Singapore unemployed support group" out of my usual job search routine that I have been doing every day and getting really tired from doing it. It has really been a very lonely process that I felt that nobody can really understand my situation and give me the [...]

Dilemma facing the shortage of IT experts and the Indian outsourcing vehicle

Dilemma facing the shortage of IT experts and the Indian outsourcing vehicle

The 10,000 figure counts only Indians working for the big Indian outsourcing companies, usually brought in here from India through company transfer. The article talks specifically about the interests of the Indian outsourcing industry. They don't give a shit about the actual Indians who work here in the tech industry who are either directly [...]

IT specialist from India unhappy with $7800 salary and wanting more

IT specialist from India unhappy with $7800 salary and wanting more

By garry2361323 I have 9+ years of experience in Oracle CRM (IT) and have been offered 7800 SGD per month. I am relocating with my wife. The salary is sufficient to survive in Singapore and have some saving at the end? **** by ecureilx That number is very much above my current pay grade, but for 9+ years, I was thinking you should be [...]

Overseas jobless graduate frustrated at mostly foreigner job interviewers

Overseas jobless graduate frustrated at mostly foreigner job interviewers

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I finished my studies overseas and recently returned to Singapore. I have sent out hundreds of resumes both overseas and in Singapore and managed to secure some interviews but always I end up failing to get the job, some of them even when I reached the final round. The most painful interviews are those where I reach the [...]

7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

Hi Gilbert I operate a number of 7-eleven stores as a franchisee.  I am looking to employ Singaporean and  Singapore PR on a full time and part time basis. I will be able to take in cashiers and trainee store managers.  Cashiers start at about $1500 a month while trainee store managers (with at least an A-level) starts at $2000.  Workers [...]

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Dear Gilbert, do you know whether it is true that those who were let off because of “D” performance from civil or public service will not be considered by the civil and public service again? I was offered a 1 year contract last time. They told me don’t worry just take, after 1 year will become perm. But did not get along with the boss so [...]

Email interview with undergraduate from University of Pennsylvania Law School

Email interview with undergraduate from University of Pennsylvania Law School

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I am currently doing a joint research project with several of the Ivy league Law Schools. You may wish to read more about us here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ivy_League_law_schools I am currently doing research on the employment law in [...]

NUS graduate found job after 12 months of joblessness

NUS graduate found job after 12 months of joblessness

Hi Mr Gilbert, I'm one of the many people who came across your website on a daily basis and I sure hope God will assist you in your kindness towards humanity (particularly Singaporeans). When I first discovered your website it was 2012 and I was unemployed. I found solace by reading many stories of people who were in same shoes with me. My [...]

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