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Monday December 10th 2018

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Soon-to-graduate computer science graduate pessimistic about his future

Soon-to-graduate computer science graduate pessimistic about his future

Dear Panel (REACH), I am a resident of Kg Glam and writing to seek assistance for a job as my contract is ending soon on 31 Oct 18. I am due to complete my BA in Computer Science and [...]

Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job

Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job

Dear Panel (REACH), Thank you for the referral to WSG which is actually futile. I concluded the appointment with a Mr Cheng (Senior Career Coach) feeling more discouraged and distressed than [...]

Homeless guy: “Gilbert you look more homeless than me – in your heart!”

Homeless guy: “Gilbert you look more homeless than me – in your heart!”

Flashes of lightning lit up the sky as I made my way gingerly into Arab St/Kampung Glam at around 9pm - now fast becoming a hotspot for tourists, yuppies and of course the small homeless community [...]

IT management guru dishes out career advice to fellow jobless IT PMET

IT management guru dishes out career advice to fellow jobless IT PMET

Dear Sylvanus, I am not trying to be cruel, but – as we say in the IT industry – your story does not compute. The median salary for a fresh graduate with an IT related degree is in the high [...]

Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Dear Ms Ng/PSD, I am writing to your office as HDB has conveyed to me that they're unable to help in my homelessness due to prevailing Legislation that prevents a foreign spouse from renting a HDB [...]

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

Hi Gilbert, I sincerely hope you could help me as I'm at wits end. I'm 48 now and been out of job since last August. Worst is my new house is coming and I am penniless I've been trying to get a [...]

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you. I just want to drop you an email to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done for me and all Singaporeans. Your website is not only a source of [...]

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for providing support for unemployed people. It's reassuring to know that we are not alone in this gloomy [...]

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the follow-up. Things are better at my end now but I am still not out of the woods. I have been attending interviews but have not gotten past the first round. I highly [...]

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

Hi Gilbert, Came across your site transitioning.org and it is sad to read the many challenges the job seekers in Singapore are currently facing. I can relate to that as I have been job [...]

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not easy as I thought when it comes to getting a job. I [...]

Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and would like to ask you all for your opinion on living in Singapore long term. I am Dutch, currently living in Japan, and there is quite a high chance [...]

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am [...]

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Hi Gilbert I refer to your Facebook post dated 26 Sep 2018. I left my previous job as an RC Manager in 2016 to receive treatment for a heart condition. My doctor had certified, in Aug 2017, [...]

E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

Hi Gilbert, I was referred to you by the receptionist at e2i. I am reaching out to you to see whether you know of any mature workers who are looking for a job. Our company is actually expanding [...]

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