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Sunday January 14th 2018

Unemployed PMET jobless for 7 months and frustrated by fruitless interviews

Dear Silas,

I feel for you because I too am unemployed for the last 7 months. I resigned from my job last year to do a full-time diploma course but till now is still unsuccessful in my job hunting.

I also had bad interview experiences. The worst was at FIDREC. I was early by 15 minutes but was kept waiting for close to an hour by the PIC, a Ms Adeline Lee.

When I refused to disclose my past salary, she was visibly upset and made rude remarks. I explained to her that my past salary was irrelevant because I was applying for a job in a different industry and I was prepared to follow the industry norms and practice, but she simply refused to listen.

I cannot give you any advice on job hunting other than keep trying. But meantime, it may be helpful for you to read and learn new things beside volunteering. For example, I took some free financial courses from Coursera and attended free seminars by SGX on investment while working part-time.

This allows me to make extra kopi money for myself in the stock market.

Bruce Lee

Editor’s note: This article is retrieved from a comment posted here.

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