Dear Mr Gilbert Goh,
I finished my studies overseas and recently returned to Singapore. I have sent out hundreds of resumes both overseas and in Singapore and managed to secure some interviews but always I end up failing to get the job, some of them even when I reached the final round.
The most painful interviews are those where I reach the final round and end up failing for some arbitrary reason. I read online that a lot of companies are just going through the motions to fulfill a quota of Singaporean interviews before hiring the FTs that they already have in mind!
The majority of my interviewers in Singapore have been foreigners (I would say its around 90% of interviews that I attended) and I feel that this has adversely affected my chances of getting a job. Furthermore, when I tried to secure a job overseas, the companies were reluctant to sponsor a visa for foreigners.
It seems to me that there is point no in being a Singaporean as we get discriminated everywhere, even in our home country!
I am at my wits end and I don’t know what to do. My family puts on a lot of pressure and at this rate I can’t stop having suicidal thoughts every single day as it is the only way out.
I am hoping that you can give me some advice and counselling as it seems there are very few resources in Singapore to help a fresh graduate get a job.
Thanks and best regards,
JohnNumber of View: 486