I need your help as age is not on my side.
I will turn 42 this year.
I have work hard to upgrade myself over the years and have obtained a university degree.
It is very demoralising that I can’t even get a job despite the enthusiasm and upgrade.
I am interested in getting an entry level bank officer position.
I have working experience in the bank sector but only in the supporting clerical role as I have not obtained my degree then.
I have since upgraded myself and have been awarded a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
However, specialised roles (for example) such as a credit analyst or trade finance requires some years of hands on experience, which I lack.
I am willing to get into an entry level job.
At the very least, I have a decent starting point to kick start my career.
Unfortunately, I obtained my degree at the age of 39 in 2012.
I have sent many resumes and only get few interviews.
One of the recruitment consultant told me that my age can be a barrier for me, even though employers won’t make it too explicit.
After many months of job search, I settled for a call-centre job.
This is the kind of job that many recruitment agents recommend me as it is shun by many Singaporeans.
As it turns out, there are many foreigners in the call centre as it is difficult to recruit locals.
I didn’t continue with the contract as it is a 24-hour, 3-shift duty job.
But this isn’t the main reason.
The problem is this job is not going to add value to my portfolio.
This job doesn’t even require a degree and I am under-employed.
I believe that I possess the essential attributes such as dedication, qualification and some experience, which combine to serve as an impetus for me to excel at the job.
I can be contacted at 911xxxxx and will be glad to answer any queries you may have.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you and have a nice day.
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