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Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Transitioning: What was your last occupation CS and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and also your job search experience? CS: Last year, [...]

Six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019

Six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019

The six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019:- 1. White versus white For the first time in it's 50-over years ruling history, the PAP faces someone who has turned against the regime in [...]

39-year-old jobless PMET worked in semi conductor industry for 14 years and requesting help

39-year-old jobless PMET worked in semi conductor industry for 14 years and requesting help

Dear Gilbert, I am 39 years old now and have been jobless since 23 Dec 2018 (more than 3 months). I worked in the semiconductor industry for the past 14 years since I graduated in 2004. I [...]

36-year-old jobless PMET with honours degree seeking coaching assistance

36-year-old jobless PMET with honours degree seeking coaching assistance

Dear Gilbert, With a heavy heart, I decided to seek for help from you with regards to seeing a career coach for more advice. I have over 8 years of professional working experience (upper honors in [...]

Six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in GE 2019

Six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in GE 2019

There are six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in this coming election:- 1. Merdeka Generation The Merdeka Generation, comprising about 500,000 strong, is expected to throw their [...]

Online interview: Jobless ex-textbook editor now ambivalent about switching to social work industry

Online interview: Jobless ex-textbook editor now ambivalent about switching to social work industry

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Kelvin and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Kelvin: I started working as a teacher and [...]

40-year-old ex-teacher jobless for 4 years and feeling lost

40-year-old ex-teacher jobless for 4 years and feeling lost

Dear Sir, I am lost as to what I would like to do at 40 years old. I have been unemployed for 4 years and doing part time job to keep up with my expenditure. I was a teacher but found that I [...]

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Philip and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Philip: I’m 38 this year and I have been [...]

Concerned mother asks SCDF to discharge mentally-ill son from national service

Concerned mother asks SCDF to discharge mentally-ill son from national service

Dear CPT Yusof, SCDF With reference to our tele-conversation yesterday morning. I would like to update you regarding Ian's overall health conditions. He takes after my father who has a history of [...]

IT engineer complained about lack of support from team leader and feeling stressed

IT engineer complained about lack of support from team leader and feeling stressed

Hi Gilbert, I'm June and a professional IT engineer. I have joined this company in September 2018 and was confirmed in December 2018. I was station in client's place for a project. My [...]

Online interview with a jobless single mum with 7-year-old son

Online interview with a jobless single mum with 7-year-old son

Transitioning: Thanks for allowing us to interview you online Rose, what was your last occupation and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and [...]

Singaporean PMET lamenting about the un-levelled playing field in the job market

Singaporean PMET lamenting about the un-levelled playing field in the job market

Dear Sir, As you understand my gross salary of $2000+ after CPF is only xxx. I have been resorting to using credit facilities like cash advance or insurance loan for the past few years to get by. [...]

48-year-old IT specialist quit job due to inability to adapt to environment

48-year-old IT specialist quit job due to inability to adapt to environment

Hi Gilbert, It’s really good to see your efforts with www.transitioning.org , very beneficial for us Singaporeans. I am writing to you in anticipation of receiving a copy of your E-book for [...]

PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

Thanks Gilbert for your reference to Albert. I feel your organizations selfless effort in reaching out to people is highly respectable and noble. Facing downsizing is really stressful for me, as I [...]

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Dear Ms Nur Baizurah Arshad, Thank you for feeling sorry for my family's circumstances and not lifting a finger to help. Your copied and pasted answer to my 2nd appeal is unbelievable, appalling, [...]

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