I work in a local bank as a IT contract staff through an agent which also have many Filipino and Indian IT staff. After my contract completed, my employer [...]
Hi Gilbert After months of going through interviews and sending out emails [...]
Dear Gilbert I am Stacy (name changed) and now 46 years old. Have been [...]
Hi Gilbert I got a ECE dip, years of sales experiences and oversea work [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]