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American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I'm American, I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa [...]

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, It has been some time since I last wrote to you. I am sorry it’s because I am not at the right frame of mind after I was terminated from my job 2 months ago. I was fired [...]

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh Truly need your kind advice with my problem. I’m working as a administrative manager but my job scope is more like a personal assistant. I’m working with this company for [...]

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Hi Gilbert May I have the e version of the book? My husband has been unemployed for 5 years and are on meds for depression. He is better at managing his moods now but the fear of rejection [...]

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises an employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in finance on over $100000 a year. Prior to [...]

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Hello Gilbert, I read your article online, shared by one of my friends. It is written that the Fan Brothers recruiting the naive to join their large corporate. This is the actual story of their [...]

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Felicia, be persistent… the first few years are unstable until you got a track record. The rest of my message is not for you but for people who aspire to have a degree and thinking it’s a [...]

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

  Hi Sir, My husband has just being released from prison on the 15th of August due to his parking summons and now he is still on warrant arrest for another 2 summons. We have made an [...]

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Gilbert, I read about the unemployment rate now at 2.3% and this is unsettling for folks like me who are in their mid-40s. The thought of going jobless with high family commitment is quite [...]

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Hi, I am currently based in Seoul with career background in O&G and EPC sectors. I recently worked as a management consultant for Korea EPC companies, but had to leave due to decreased oil [...]

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

Hi Gilbert -  Good day to you. I am Peter and I have met-up with you years back for advice, when I was in transition. Now I am caught in a tough situation that would use your advice on what [...]

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Mr Ridwan's daughter Bella messaged me few days ago about the emergency donation of $600 for his father's pet scan at NUH before a bone marrow transplant. The scan is crucial as it will certify that [...]

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten reasons why Singaporeans must protest against the Reserved Presidential Election:- 1. The Reserved Presidential Election goes against the principle of our Singapore Pledge which is "regardless [...]

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am writing to you after reading your article regarding an NIE student who have failed [...]

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Even a day is too much. I got the whole thing done in one hour. I phoned up ICA and asked for details they told me to bring in the same documents as mentioned in the SMS. But when I asked them [...]

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