I read the stories of those unemployed in Singapore on your website. I wonder if your website recommends jobs for Singaporeans?
I am in my twenties, Singaporean and I need to find a full time job that pays $2000 and above so that my foreign wife can stay in Singapore long term.
Last year, I work and study for a degree upgrade in bachelor of science in finance and accounting.
I work part time odd-job to pay off the tuition fee.
I am proud to say that I have already paid off all my degree tuition fee successfully and I am currently waiting for exam results.
Due to the short term employment, I am often asked the question why I do not have long staying power in the work force.
Frankly, its mainly due to office politics which everyone will claim that its a society norm nowadays.
Every time when I applied for a new job, I have to print out my marriage certificate, my student contract and the study period to explain why I didn’t include the one year of odd jobs during the final year study for the degree program in my resume.
These odd jobs are not related to my degree studies.
Moreover, many employers after interviewing would later inform me that I should be an assistant despite my degree program.
I do not mind being an assistant unless my pay is around $2000 to $2500.
The job title do not matter much to me as I have been an officer and executive before.
Currently, I am focusing on looking for a full-time job so that my foreign wife can stay long term in Singapore.
My wife might have to leave Singapore in about 2 months’ time if I could not find a job to sponsor her stay in Singapore.
Due to government regulations, my wife needs to stop working while waiting for a letter from the government.
As my wife is also not working now, I need to support her food and shelter. I am finding myself in a fix now and wonder if committing to a life-long dream of getting a degree is a mistake.
If there can be any assistance to help me find a full-time job that meets my salary expectation, I will be grateful to accept.
Thank you for reading my appeal for help.
Thanks for your mail and sorry to hear about your predicament.
It must be difficult for you to have the added pressure of dragging your foreign wfie through your unemployment dilemma.
I find that it is always best to be truthful regarding your one year lapse from full time employment.
You can explain to the employer that you are studying and working part-time so that you can focus on the degree programme.
Its also how you structure your answer. Be confident and explain it with conviction so that employers will admire your resolute determination to want to excel in your study.
Sometimes, its not what we say but how we say it that is important.
I hope that I am able to see you sometimes next week if possible for a chat at my office.
Do also inlcude a resume so that I can better match you to some positions available.
Meanwhile, I have attached my ebook How to survive unemployment for your reading pleasure.
Let me know and be strong.
We are here for you.
Thanks & Warmest Regards,
Editor’s Note: The writer has informed me that there is a potential job offer of $2000 and above from a employer. Let us keep our fingers crossed for Colin.