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Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed »

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and [...]


Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie »

Unemployment does affect one's family and we saw how a jobless PMET recently [...]


Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job »

Hello Everyone I wanted to update this thread with my recent experience so [...]


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12 Powerful Resolutions You Should Make Every Year »

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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7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview 7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview »

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66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

Singapore has one of the most senior population worldwide and chief on most of our senior mind is the ability to retire comfortably in the world's most costly country. We interviewed Peter who is a 66-year-old post-graduate and he has to work part-time as a senior security supervisor in order to supplement his $750/month CPF retirement [...]

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Hi Gilbert, I have been unemployed for the last 6 months. I was a contract worker, I have worked for many companies and most of the jobs have been government projects. I've sought assistance from WDA and Lim Swee Say, but that proved to be pointless as it took them 6 months to finally find me a job that paid $1600 when my last drawn was [...]

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Hello! Came across this site by chance and was curious what’s all about, read this latest article by Daniel and many more. I was born and rise in Singapore, I left Singapore to work in the 90′s and was very tempted to come back to my motherland to work but after applying so many jobs in Singapore from overseas - no response. I was [...]

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

Hi Gilbert, I am writing in to seek emotional help after losing my job early this month. Losing my job has destabilise my current condition after I have a emotional break-down in early Nov when my wife and I were on the verge of divorcing. As I have not recover from my breakdown, losing my job has actually tense up the family situation. I [...]

Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

As we all count down to the year end with the usual Christmas greetings and new year festivities, most would have agree with me that it has being a difficult year for the country as a whole. More significantly, many have also commented that we are finally showing the signs of a prosperous well-managed regime losing its shine and mantle. We went [...]

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

First of all, you are not alone. For another 3 months, I will mark the 3rd year anniversary as a jobless man too. Come straight to the point, attending E2i/CDAC courses is a good thing … yet what’s the main objective? I have attended quite a few those sessions and the result? Is as good as you think it is. Our situation is such: the [...]

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Hi Gilbert, As a senior moving into his 50s, life has been difficult. I attended the RES course and exam but failed and retook the second trial of exams only to fail again. I don’t know if you are aware of the RES exam and course but it is nearly impossible to pass. We, seniors, should be able to work and put grain of rice on our [...]

Can Dr Tan Cheng Bock unite the opposition or stand as a alternative party candidate?

Can Dr Tan Cheng Bock unite the opposition or stand as a alternative party candidate?

Photo credit: Terry Xu Together with 100 over Singaporeans, I sat in a posh auditorium at NUS listening to a 2-over hour talk by Dr Tan Cheng Bock on his post-PE plan. The audience consists of mostly silver-haired generation who attended many of our Hong Lim Park protests. At the prime age of 77-years-old, Dr Tan still spoke vibrantly and [...]

Online interview with a PMET who is jobless for 6 months and feeling depressed

Online interview with a PMET who is jobless for 6 months and feeling depressed

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Serene and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Serene: I graduated from University of XYZ with double major in Marketing and International Business. My entire career has been in Marketing with various companies ranging from MNCs to [...]

PMET earning $5000 before jobless for 6 months and feeling desperate

PMET earning $5000 before jobless for 6 months and feeling desperate

Hi Gilbert, It is tough for me to finally decide to write to you as I really have no one to turn to now. I was unemployed for 6 months and I have been paying my credit cards debts using my savings. As I do not have alot of savings, I can only pay the minimum sum for all the 5 cards. My funds are depleting now and I still cannot secure a [...]