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PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

Hi Gilbert, I've gotten your email contact from Transitioning.org which my friend Eric has strongly recommended me. Here's my current situation at my current job as a Web cum graphic designer, I have tendered resignation last Wednesday because it is affecting my health. I experience tension and anxiety as it has never happen before in my [...]

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Daniel, As you know a business analyst may not need to write programs, but he/she needs to have an understanding of the technologies that will be used for whatever business application he/she is analyzing. Otherwise he/she will not be able to communicate effectively with the programmers. Most of the technologies you listed above are antiquated [...]

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Having lived in Singapore for the past 4 years, I agree with a number of the points in this blog, but many of them are just pure nonsense, or exaggerated e.g. the military. Australia has an extremely well equipped and trained military, whereas Singapore relies almost exclusively on National Service to fill it’s defence force, and the average [...]

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

Hi Gilbert, I am an IT professional who has been out of work for 2 years. I read the article dated May 2 on your website that an Indian IT boss was hiring 20 IT personnel. Would you know whether all those positions were filled? If not, can you help to provide me with a referral to this company? Appreciate your help and the website that you [...]

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for all these years in maintaining this site, providing mental support to our broken Singapore dreams and visions. You provide us with a valuable platform helping one another in need... In 2006, I learned this phrase “The people get the government they deserve”. Many things run on deaf ears on the current [...]

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Since 2012, Singapore has clamped down hard on non-Chinese foreigners, especially pinoys and India Indians - not just for PR application but even renewal of work passes. I have seen many work permit and S-passes rejected for renewal after those foreigners have been working in Singapore for 8-10 years. I also know of many non-Chinese PRs who [...]

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

Hi Gilbert We currently have following urgent roles, would you be able to help in posting the 3 positions at your portal? 1) Java Developers (Entry level / Mid-Level) 2) Application Support Engineer (SQL ) 3) Business Analyst (Digital , Credit Card) Position 1: Java Developers (Entry level / Mid-Level) Optimum Solutions (199700895N) [...]

Jobseeker conned into interviews for financial consultant position

Jobseeker conned into interviews for financial consultant position

Dear Gilbert, My name is Joseph. Thank you for reading my email. The reason why I wrote to you is because of my recent encounter with one of the companies which is hiring candidates through a particular recruitment agency. I saw the job posting on Jobstreet regarding this telecommunications company hiring for business development executive - [...]

30-year-old jobless millennial depressed after sending out 800 job applications without success

30-year-old jobless millennial depressed after sending out 800 job applications without success

Hi Gilbert, I am a 30-year-old Singaporean Chinese millennial who used to run 2 e-commerce start-ups. As you know, e-commerce start-ups are limited by investor capital so I decided to shut down the business after 3 years. I have a Australian degree in communications. My previous experience was working as a Executive Assistant to a high-level [...]

Indian national working for 6 years on EP checking on PR requirements

Indian national working for 6 years on EP checking on PR requirements

Thank You for your kind attention. I am Indian national who have lived in Singapore for 6 years on an EP, applied for PR together for me and my wife (Indian national with S-Pass, worked in SG for 2 years). This application was done 1 year ago. Our application was rejected (result came 5 months ago: We are both engineering graduates from top [...]

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