Dear fellow Singaporean, I am a local born Chinese male 43 years old. I do not wish to dwell on the sobering past as I really need to provide for my family [...]
Dear Gilbert, I want to report on a case of preferential hiring in a company [...]
Hi Gilbert, I'm a social science graduate (Psych) from a University in [...]
Hi Gilbert Thanks for offering to help me look out for a job. I am 35, a [...]
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Hi Gilbert, I just came across your site and found it really interesting. Having understood that you have some links to business people as well as career coaches, I hope to be able to get some advice with regard to developing my career. I have been applying for jobs in various positions for some time now but to no avail. While I don't [...]
Our PMET in Qatar: “Key headhunters in Singapore are FTs, HR interviewers are FTs… so they tend to favour their own kind!”
Dear Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt response. I was dismayed to find that position taken up, oh well, if Mr. Daniel chooses to expand his presence and business in Cambodia I am always readily available - at the drop of a hat I would leave Qatar! I choose to leave Qatar because although the money is good and the pay tax-free, as I said [...]
Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC
Dear Gilbert Just managed to learn of your name and ''transitioning" website yesterday. Enclosed are my resume and a testimonial for your perusal. I'm 47 years old, graduated from NUS with BSc (Maths) in 91 and went on to work in the then Ministry of Community Development (MCD) dealing with grassroots work. In 1993 we are [...]
Dear Gilbert, I am a graduate of SMU, and have been trouble finding a job for 2 years. I am wondering if there are any opportunities here because I have been looking on craigslist, indeed, jobsdb, regionUP, all for jobs but I suspect most of them are fake or just recruiters trying to collect resumes for the companies which are not even [...]
36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore
Dear Gilbert, I am an ardent follower of yours, and have a high amount of respect for what you are doing for the larger good of unemployed and under-employed Singaporeans. I am extremely interested in this Cambodia position for IT Project manager, and I believe I have the relevant skill sets (PMP, ITIL Certified) and experience needed for [...]
Transitioning: Describe abit about yourself Amy e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Amy: Female Singaporean, 24, Bachelor’s Degree, one year work experience in Sg, another year’s work experience in NZ. Transitioning: Where are you living now and why do you choose that location? Amy: New Zealand. [...]
Hi Gilbert I am not sure whether you still remember me - I contacted you last year around April, and I have been trying to find a stable job but have been without any luck. I have been doing contract job in 2012 and thought that my luck have changed when I got an offer from a local company looking for a permanent position. But the CIO [...]
Dear Mr. Gilbert First of all I would like to apologise for my poor command of English. I come to know about you from Facebook and Transitioning.org. We would like to seek for your advice regarding my wife job termination yesterday. My wife works as a Pre-school Chinese Teacher in xxxxx since 2008. Yesterday (last day of the school term [...]
Transitioning has received numerous emails from our PMETs over the years stating that they were unfairly dismissed by their employers. Our weak labour laws meant that unfairly-dismissed PMETs have nowhere to seek for redress when there is a case for workplace arbitration. Even Professor Tommy Koh has recently publicly requested for an [...]
Dear Gilbert First time posting here just felt like sharing my story with your readers. I have recently went for an HR position interview. All the while this employer who says that he is also a Singaporean kept on badmouthing about Singaporean workers. For one whole hour he kept me there, he spoke rubbish to me. Being polite, I [...]