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53-year-old Indian PMET unable to land safety co ordinator job due to language barrier

53-year-old Indian PMET unable to land safety co ordinator job due to language barrier

Dear Gilbert. I am a Singaporean and 53 years old. Last year I upgraded myself and took up WSH Safety coordinator course. Till date I am struggling to find a job as a safety coordinator. I [...]

Local PMET laid off due to budgetary constraints in bank but FTs still work on

Local PMET laid off due to budgetary constraints in bank but FTs still work on

I work in a local bank as a IT contract staff through an agent which also have many Filipino and Indian IT staff. After my contract completed, my employer extended my contract for another one year [...]

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover of his industry

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover of his industry

Hi Gilbert After months of going through interviews and sending out emails to companies in Singapore the response was totally zero. Since last year I have been going to e2i and CDC to seek [...]

Lady PMET jobless for 7 months and feeling depressed

Lady PMET jobless for 7 months and feeling depressed

Dear Gilbert I am Stacy (name changed) and now 46 years old. Have been jobless for the past 7 months. I have been sending out resumes on the job portal for some accounting and administrative [...]

37-year-old overseas PMET returns to Singapore and became a taxi driver

37-year-old overseas PMET returns to Singapore and became a taxi driver

Hi Gilbert I got a ECE dip, years of sales experiences and oversea work experiences. But when I returned to Singapore with my family to find a job, I realized, with only a diploma, my basic pay is [...]

Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Hi Mr Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months back, I have been a regular reader. Ya know, some stories are really scary and as of now I'm unnerved as hell. I graduated last year [...]

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Wanted to share a word of encouragement… Better job lobang (opportunity) After a few years in the forces, many of us army regulars will start thinking if grass is greener outside, and we [...]

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Hi Ivan I am your senior from the pioneer accounting batch of 2001 and graduating pioneer batch of 2004 (yes I left in 3 years). I have been with accounting firms from Big to small , LLP to SME [...]

IT consultant’s salary drops from $5000 to $3000 due to foreign influx

IT consultant’s salary drops from $5000 to $3000 due to foreign influx

Hi Gilbert The only locals I have interviewed, who fit the roles were people who were from India or China, converted to PR and then subsequently converted to be SG citizen. This is the most [...]

37-year-old PMET jobless for 2 years finally found 3-month contract job

37-year-old PMET jobless for 2 years finally found 3-month contract job

Hi Gilbert Good news as I have just found a 3-month contract job earlier this week. Thank you for your kind help. Really appreciate it. Cheers. Edwin

46-year-old jobless PMET suffering from depression and feeling anxious

46-year-old jobless PMET suffering from depression and feeling anxious

Hi Gilbert I’m 46 and a degree holder, but I’m finding it difficult to find a job given that I don’t have the relevant skills and experience in many of the job offerings. I am also [...]

Security guard earning $1600/month complaining about the way he is being treated

Security guard earning $1600/month complaining about the way he is being treated

How to complaint??! I also have bad experience with Xxx Company. They are still holding on and refuse to cancel the notification of mine.Very fustrated… We as a security officer earn peanuts [...]

Fresh grad lost job to FT and lamenting about his future in Singapore

Fresh grad lost job to FT and lamenting about his future in Singapore

Hi Gilbert Just felt like highlighting, I’m a fresh grad and recently had lost a job opportunity to a foreign talent with similar class and grades. Best of all, he is on a scholarship and [...]

Jobless PMET surviving on side business using new social media marketing skills

Jobless PMET surviving on side business using new social media marketing skills

Hi Gilbert, I am a avid reader of your blog and follower of your work for the unemployed and underemployed. I got retrenched a week and ago and found support in your group reading articles of [...]

Jobless PMET used to earn $5000 found job as a part-time retail asst earning $500/month

Jobless PMET used to earn $5000 found job as a part-time retail asst earning $500/month

Dear Edwin. Seriously I feel sorry for you. I’m not one of those who will criticise you for voting for the PAP and thus landing yourself in this state. Your age are very close with mine and [...]

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