My name is Ramesh. I am 30 years old and unemployed.
I have completed my Masters of Science in Management from Anglia Ruskin University,England.
I also have a Bachelor’s Degree, 2 Diplomas and other educational certificates
I have not been able to get a job since Dec 2010.
I have applied for lots of government jobs and almost a total of over 500 hundred jobs in 2011 from all sectors.
I have always been rejected, or kept for reference.
I have even tried applying for the same job again, but only to get the same reply.
I do not know why my application are always rejected even though I met all their criteria.
In March, I registered myself in Northwest CDC, but I have been told to attend a course.
Isn’t my educational qualifications and working experience enough? In the end CDC was unable to help me due to my high qualification.
News and stats show that there are lots of jobs not filled up, yet when I apply for government jobs I don’t fit the bill and not even call up for an interview.
I really do not know what else to do. I hope to get assistance or advice from you Sir.
Only in March 2011 and July 2011, 2-3 companies bothered to call me to say that I am over qualified for their positions.
That is the reason I shifted my attention to Careers @ Gov.
In Oct 2011, I was called in by the Navy for a recruitment talk.
However, after talking to me, I was told that the cut off age is 28 whereas I was already 30 in 2011.
I have made a wasted trip yet again and another miserable rejection.
Sir, I even applied to MOE from 2006-2011 for a teaching position despite my qualifications.
I even wrote in to the the Education Minister and MOE head regarding my “always being rejected” tag. Don’t they always mentioned that there is a shortage of teachers?!
My MP appealed to E2i for me but I was made to go for a resume course. Thereafter, I was asked to go for another short course – I want to get a job not to waste my time attending courses!
I have been thinking about my future – a Singaporean currently without a future despite high qualifications.
I am basically living on credit. I have no contributions to my CPF nor Medisave for close to 2 years.
This will definitely affect my future if I wish to buy a flat or if contract any illness.
I am a Singapore Citizen yet I am unable to get a job whereas I see many foreigners enjoying the good life here.
Is it really so difficult to get a job here?
Editor’s Note: We have assigned Ramesh a career coach.