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Long Term Unemployed Graduate Seeking Career Coaching

Long Term Unemployed Graduate Seeking Career Coaching

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for your reply. Yes, I'm currently unemployed and would like to seek coaching assistance to re-enter the workforce soon. I don't want to sound cumbersome or whining by [...]

Homeless and jobless – double whammy

Homeless and jobless – double whammy

  Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your financial help. I am currently working for a local company. Unfortunately, the local company is so mediocre that there are many problems faced during work, [...]

Woman regretful about her broken marriage

Woman regretful about her broken marriage

Hi Gilbert, I don’t know where to start…I have ruined my marriage with my own hands, my own mind. When I have regained my consciousness and correct state of mind, it’s too late.  Everything [...]

Reader’s sad childhood story

Reader’s sad childhood story

Denial Tan Submitted on 2010/06/22 at 5:50am (comment) Hussein, Sad to hear about your story and you are not alone in this kind of situation. I was born in the 60’s and grew up in a [...]

Stroke-stricken Job Seeker’s Unemployment Dilemna

Stroke-stricken  Job Seeker’s Unemployment Dilemna

To Lie or not to Lie -  That is the question... Written by: Shafie I have often been accused by my own family members, friends and well-meaning (or busybody) strangers of being too [...]

Australian Masters Degree Graduate Uncertain About Her future

Australian Masters Degree Graduate Uncertain About Her future

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your reply and ebook. I am one of the many Singaporeans who went Australia in pursue of a university degree (honours) and graduated early last year. For 4-5 months, I [...]

MOM unable to assist unfairly dismissed executive

MOM unable to assist unfairly dismissed executive

Dear Gilbert, Good day to you. Let me share my unhappy dismissal story with you.  I joined my company on 1st July 08 and on 22 Jan 09 (before Chinese New Year) was informed of my [...]

Jobless depressed man committed crime after wife left him

Jobless depressed man committed crime after wife left him

Jun 9, 2010, The Straits Times     A MAN who broke the glass panels of a fire alarm and emergency call points at the Singapore Flyer was yesterday spared a jail sentence due to his [...]

Woman lost job, marriage and father…

Woman lost job, marriage and father…

  Hi Gilbert, A lot of painful events took place during the last 9 years.  I lost my marriage. I  lost my father to cancer. I also lost my job (I was made redundant and was out of job [...]

Cocky Jobless Male Turned Desperate

Cocky Jobless Male Turned Desperate

Dear Gilbert, I'm a 36 years old male who has gone unemployed since May this year. I actually resigned from my Sales cum Ops cum account managing job after lots of unhappiness with my previous [...]

Jobless with a master’s degree in counselling

Jobless with a master’s degree in counselling

Hi Gilbert In 2001,  I have reinvented myself to be  a self-taught creative graphic designer. And believe it or not - I have survived 9 years and 3 months. Unbelieveable! However, I lost [...]

Double whammy – Jobless and divorced graduate

Double whammy – Jobless and divorced graduate

Hi Gilbert, I have been divorced for nearly a year already. However, the recovery process seems to take forever. It’s like you thought that you are able to move on in your life and then some [...]

Unemployed with 2 degrees and 4 certs

Unemployed with 2 degrees and 4 certs

Hi Gilbert! I came across your site whilst surfing the web for a support site for the unemployed. Briefly about myself ... I am 36, Malaysian Chinese, female and resigned in April 2009 from my [...]

Suicidal Over Separation

Suicidal Over Separation

Hi Gilbert, I have been separated now from my wife and daughter for almost a year. I had hoped that the pain and suffering, and the constant mind debate for suicide would have subsided by [...]

Susan: Employers Don’t Recognize WDA’s ESS Certificates

Susan: Employers Don’t Recognize WDA’s ESS Certificates

Hi Gilbert, Susan is just an ordinary human being. Emotion is always tag to the human being. There are some days when I am high and others when I am living in a denial mode. High when I get [...]

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