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Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

There have being alot of media articles written lately on the issue of activism - mainly because of the explosive massive street protests occurring in Hong Kong during the past few [...]

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Dear Gilbert, Hi, my name is Steven. I found your website on Reddit when looking for information/support for my depression. I really like what I’ve read and I think the services you can [...]

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is [...]

Malays the target of police spot-checks – is it true?

Malays the target of police spot-checks – is it true?

Truly, I have not being spot-check before by any police patrol in my whole life and wouldn't know how the experience is like but it must feel degrading and embarrassing. As most police patrol [...]

Single mum with 3-month-old baby living in shelter seeking help for deposit for rental flat

Single mum with 3-month-old baby living in shelter seeking help for deposit for rental flat

Hi Gilbert I am Darshini a single mom who stays in a shelter with my 3-month-old baby. I just received HDB letter to collect the key for my one-room rental flat but currently can't affort the [...]

SMRT Malay tech staff spot-checked 6 times within 6 months

SMRT Malay tech staff spot-checked 6 times within 6 months

Between Jan - July...can't remember how many times (spot-checked) in 6 months due to morning rushing to work. The latest is early this month at Tanah Merah MRT station but finally they let me off due [...]

Unemployed 42-year-old returning PMET seeking help

Unemployed 42-year-old returning PMET seeking help

Hi Gilbert, I'm 42, armed with only a private diploma in business admin. started my career and was blessed with good bosses who gave me opportunities. I work my way up the ranks and was posted [...]

Reader from Uruguay requesting for our Ebook

Reader from Uruguay requesting for our Ebook

Hello Gilbert, My name is Adolfo Folle. I a0 from Uruguay, South America. A couple of years ago I became unemployed and started this journey of development. Its a hard journey but can be very [...]

Reader shared six tips to overcome unemployment blues

Reader shared six tips to overcome unemployment blues

Hi, I would like to share my story. I was jobless for almost a year between the Year 2012 to 2013. My last employer who was from a Japanese MNC announced they were moving out of Singapore right [...]

Friends Dental Clinic advertising for Operation Manager role

Friends Dental Clinic advertising for Operation Manager role

Dear Gilbert Goh, Our company, Friends Dental Surgeon are currently looking for Operation Manager to coordinate and oversees our company’s operations to help us remain compliant, efficient and [...]

Reader advocated against career coaching calling it “useless”

Reader advocated against career coaching calling it “useless”

Hello James, Please stay strong for your family and people who care for you. I have been in your position before and I do understand the stress you are facing. Due to the current weak market [...]

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Hi Gilbert, I truly need help I am feeling suicidal at times. My life has been a challenge since the day I was born. I try to get pass through by trying to compare myself to the less [...]

Unemployed 48-year-old lamenting over permanent jobs given to foreigners during temping

Unemployed 48-year-old lamenting over permanent jobs given to foreigners during temping

Hi Gilbert, I'm writing to you as I do not know what to do. Currently I'm unemployed. My last permanent full-time job was in 2015. In 2016 I only worked in a full time job for 6 months and I [...]

Ex police officer jobless, bankrupt and seeking assistance

Ex police officer jobless, bankrupt and seeking assistance

Hi Gilbert I am just charged with bankruptcy in May this year. I was an ex Police officer for 13 years plus and now even for a security guard position I am being rejected. I resigned to join [...]

Unemployed PMET with 5-year-old daughter requesting for our Ebook

Unemployed PMET with 5-year-old daughter requesting for our Ebook

Dear Gilbert, I am a Singaporean PMET, currently in-transition for a few months already. Have applied many job applications and gone through quite a number of interviews without success in getting [...]

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