Sorry to bother you.
I need support as I’m feeling really down right now.
I am Singaporean, in my mid thirties, a graduate and jobless for several months.
I left my last employment as a sales personnel with a local engineering SME after my employer got into very serious financial problem and has not been paying wages and CPF for several months.
While I can still survive on my savings for some time, I can’t help but wonder about my future as I have tried to send out applications for jobs on various job portals but to no avail till date.
I do not know if it’s because of my age or my past working experiences not good or relevant enough as compared to other applicants.
This is not the first time I have experienced this, I was once out of a job for 7 months about 3 years ago when my previous employer serving the semiconductor industries run into problems and has to retrench most of their staff including myself.
I am thinking to switch career into a different field as I find that in my previous field, the future is very bleak as it is mostly related to the semiconductor industries and it is a sunset industry.
But I do not know where can I go from here as many jobs out there require a certain period of relevant experience before one is being considered, and to make matters worse, I felt that the influx of foreigners competing jobs directly with Singaporeans has greatly reduced our chances of being selected for a job.
I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t see any meaning in life.
I have been staying home most of the time and doesn’t even want to step out of it due to the shame and humiliation of being jobless for so long.
In fact, I’m very much in a downward spiral that I don’t even want to send out resumes anymore because no one will reply to it anyway.
Pressure is building up for me by the day as I feel the strong need to provide for my family, my child is still very young and I have retired parents to take care of financially.
While my wife is still employed presently, the expenses and bills would need to be paid on time and I feel very sorry my wife she has to carry this burden for now.
I can’t help but felt really down and hopeless during this period of time I do hope that you can help offer some advice to me on how to get out of this situation right now.
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