Hope this mail finds you all well.
I’m writing to you after coming across your website when I did a search for career coach last night.
Just to give you a bit of a background about myself.
I’m originally a Malaysian but became a Singapore Resident since I got married to my wife who is a Singaporean 2 years ago.
My wife has a decent job with one of the listed company’s here, and I was working for a MNC in KL.
Due to my wife’s single mother who is aging, we decided stay in Singapore as a family, thus I took a leap of faith by leaving my job in KL and moving here around mid last year.
With my credentials and experience in working for many reputable regional IT centers, I was confident that I’ll secure a full-time job in short time.
Things did not, however, turn out to be the way I expected.
I hired a professional to rewrite my resume and constantly applied for jobs (now close to 300 relevant ones). I then used the time to develop myself; prepared for and completed my PMP (by pmi.org), approached CDC for PMET specific assistance, etc.
I’ve had a number of interviews, which did not land me any jobs in the end; reasons I received were various, such as that I’m over-qualified, do not have specific technical hands-on, and recently, that I have been out of job for too long.
I must also share with you that I did work as a freelance consultant on web solutions and consulting on IT infrastructure services during this period of unemployment; just to make sure I don’t stay dormant.
Not to take up too much of your time, I’ll keep the story up to here for now.
For now, my wife is still working, thus we are surviving to an extent, but it’s becoming more and more difficult for both of us as the situation persists and I’m very worried that it will only get worse.
I am actually in desperate need of any help/advice/directions I can get from good souls like yourself, to get me back on track, and literally back on my feet.
Hope to hear from you soon, my friend.
Thanks for your mail and sorry to hear about your predicament.
We actually cater our support services more for jobless Singaporeans but will try to help you here.
Its quite a long period that you are unemployed so I wonder what really went wrong?
Searching for a job can be a rather exhaustive project which taxes the mind and the emotions.
Many give up after searching fruitlessly for more than a year so I am glad that you are still in it.
In this tough competitive world, net working is crucial for a successful job search so do venture out of your confort zone and network with more people.
Also write to all your contacts and ask them for job referrals as many people in the work force have more resources than us sitting at home.
They are also able to alert us when their company has a job vacancy.
I have also attach my ebook How to survive unemployment for your reading pleasure
Take care and stay positive.
We are here for you.