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Job search experience of a female masters degree graduate

Job search experience of a female masters degree graduate

My Job search experience                                              Written by: Grace I began my job search when I relocated back to Singapore [...]

Malay Singaporean Graduate Left for Melbourne in Search of Jobs

Malay Singaporean Graduate Left for Melbourne in Search of Jobs

We did an online interview with a Malay Singaporean ‚ÄstNazryn - ¬†who is currently residing in Melbourne. Below is his reply:- Describe abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational [...]

27-year-old Malay security officer earning $1400 hesitant to get married

27-year-old Malay security officer earning $1400 hesitant to get married

Dear Sir, My name is Abdullah,  27 years old and currently working as a security officer earning around $1400. Before this, I was working as a Restaurant Manager in a  F & B outlet. I've [...]

Working mum struggling with work stress and office politics

Working mum struggling with work stress and office politics

Dear Gilbert, Singapore needs more Singaporeans like you! I feel very compelled to write to you somehow. Even before you stood as an NSP candidate in Tampines GRC in the recently-ended GE, I am [...]

24-year-old executive lost girlfriend due to work stress

24-year-old executive lost girlfriend due to work stress

Hi Gilbert, My name is Allen  and I am 24 years young this year. I am currently working as a service engineer and studying part time at SIM but am leaving my work end of this month. The reason [...]

Painful experience of a local PMET working in financial sector

Painful experience of a local PMET working in financial sector

Globalisation has reared its ugly head in Singapore for the past few years and many PMETs increasingly find themselves being replaced by cheaper workers from abroad. I am just an ordinary true [...]

40-year-old Engineer Lost Two Jobs Due to Pregnancy

40-year-old Engineer Lost Two Jobs Due to Pregnancy

Dear Gilbert, Good day to you.  I spotted your website by chance and I understand that you provide career coaching.  I would like to seek for your professional advice on my case. I am [...]

Man in shotgun marriage calling it quits

Man in shotgun marriage calling it quits

Hi Gilbert, I’m so glad I saw your website and hope I can have some answers to my problem. I’m too emotionally distressed right now and looking for some help from you.   I have to admit [...]

IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

Dear Helen and Gilbert,  After a long spell of drought and about 11 interviews, I think there's going to be a possibility of securing an offer with one of India's largest IT companies (the 5th [...]

Local PMET Seeking Medical Assistance Due To Office Politics

Local PMET Seeking Medical Assistance Due To  Office Politics

Hi Gilbert, I got to know this website from my wife. I have been emotionally unstable for the past 1.5 yrs. Let me explain abit more about my situation here.  I  was the operation manager of [...]

25-year-old Masters Degree Graduate Trying out $6/Hour Dish Washing

25-year-old Masters Degree Graduate Trying out $6/Hour Dish Washing

First of all, thanks Jean for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Thank you for interviewing me to create awareness that [...]

New Citizen: “Sorry, I am only half Singaporean as I have Malaysian blood in me.”

New Citizen: “Sorry, I am only half Singaporean as I have Malaysian blood in me.”

Hi Uncle Gilbert, I've been following your support site and it warms my heart everytime i read the interviews and heart-felt stories from fellow Singaporeans. Allow me to introduce myself, [...]

My rotten experience at a work trial

My rotten experience at a work trial

Hi Gilbert I went to the office for interview today - thanks for the recommendation. I had to wait a long time before the main glass door could be opened as I need to wait for the girl to [...]

“Divorce sucks!”

“Divorce sucks!”

This is a comment in response to¬†an article ‚ÄúThe impact of divorce on children‚ÄĚ posted online on the divorce support meetup site:-¬† On second reading of the article, ¬†I just found that [...]

Jobless Female Graduate Concerned About Salary Negotiation During Interview

Jobless Female Graduate Concerned About Salary Negotiation During Interview

Dear Gilbert, I am reader of your website and have been contemplating if I should write to seek help  but I think I  will give it a go out of desperation and I also need some advice [...]

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