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Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass

LOC approved

Postby mimo310 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:22 am

Hi all,

I have been lurking in the forum for a while and reaping benefits from all of your kind insights, so I thought I should give back by disclosing my recent LOC application, in case it might help someone in the same situation or just to increase data bank.

Bit of demographics

Nationality: VN
Pass type: Dependant’s Pass (Husband is on high end of P2 EP) – I used to work on EP before but since I worked on a project, when the project ended so did my contract.
Education: Bachelor Degree, Aust university, major in Acct and Finance
Experience: ~2.2 yrs of directly relevant experience

About the job:

Junior executive level
Finance Department
Shipping industry
Salary: ~3.7k (basic+ allowance)
LOC processing time:
2 days (applied on late Monday afternoon, approval early morning Thursday)

Even when holiday is just ’round the corner, Singapore is still terrifyingly efficient, as usual.

I have been searching for job for quite long too, after my first job, around 7 months before I found this fantastic job, so I want to encourage other people who are in the same situation: “Do not lose heart”. Really, really work hard on improving your own skills, and your CV, do not send mass application, instead, tailor your CV and cover letter to meet job description (do not lie though, just highlight relevant achievements).

I previously blamed Singapore’s favouritism towards PR and Singaporeans as the reason why I could not find job as quickly, but since I took responsibility for my own failure and started to take more classes (CPA anf CFA), and revamped my CV , invitations for interviews noticeably increased.

G’luck and God bless you.

Editor’s note: according to the Ministry of Manpower website  -you can apply for a Letter of Consent to work in Singapore if you are an eligible Dependant’s Pass holder, or an LTVP or LTVP+ holder married to a Singaporean or permanent resident.

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2 Responses to “Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass”

  1. sal says:

    This guy maybe have a dual citizen Aussie n Vietnam and study in Aussie Uni. With CPA/CFA, of course he/she got more chances than a local guy.

  2. xyz says:

    Vietnamese b*tch is NOT EVEN a CPA or CFA — she still taking classes, maybe even just for show type. Put on CV trying to show she’s a self-starter, self-driver, no need company to sponsor to further her capabilities, blah blah blah. Shows how easily Sinkies are conned by these jokers. Plus these jokers put on nice makeup, and talk with angmoh Aussie slang & Sinkie HR directors & managers all open legs liao.

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