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PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

Hi Gilbert, I've gotten your email contact from Transitioning.org which my friend Eric has strongly recommended me. Here's my current situation at my current job as a Web cum graphic designer, [...]

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Daniel, As you know a business analyst may not need to write programs, but he/she needs to have an understanding of the technologies that will be used for whatever business application he/she is [...]

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Having lived in Singapore for the past 4 years, I agree with a number of the points in this blog, but many of them are just pure nonsense, or exaggerated e.g. the military. Australia has an extremely [...]

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

Hi Gilbert, I am an IT professional who has been out of work for 2 years. I read the article dated May 2 on your website that an Indian IT boss was hiring 20 IT personnel. Would you know whether [...]

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for all these years in maintaining this site, providing mental support to our broken Singapore dreams and visions. You provide us with a valuable platform helping one another [...]

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Since 2012, Singapore has clamped down hard on non-Chinese foreigners, especially pinoys and India Indians - not just for PR application but even renewal of work passes. I have seen many work permit [...]

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

Hi Gilbert We currently have following urgent roles, would you be able to help in posting the 3 positions at your portal? 1) Java Developers (Entry level / Mid-Level) 2) Application Support [...]

Jobseeker conned into interviews for financial consultant position

Jobseeker conned into interviews for financial consultant position

Dear Gilbert, My name is Joseph. Thank you for reading my email. The reason why I wrote to you is because of my recent encounter with one of the companies which is hiring candidates through a [...]

30-year-old jobless millennial depressed after sending out 800 job applications without success

30-year-old jobless millennial depressed after sending out 800 job applications without success

Hi Gilbert, I am a 30-year-old Singaporean Chinese millennial who used to run 2 e-commerce start-ups. As you know, e-commerce start-ups are limited by investor capital so I decided to shut down [...]

Indian national working for 6 years on EP checking on PR requirements

Indian national working for 6 years on EP checking on PR requirements

Thank You for your kind attention. I am Indian national who have lived in Singapore for 6 years on an EP, applied for PR together for me and my wife (Indian national with S-Pass, worked in SG for [...]

Indian IT boss willing to hire 20 Singaporean IT personnel

Indian IT boss willing to hire 20 Singaporean IT personnel

Hi Gilbert, Met you at your rally. For me, I am currently driving Grab to supplement my household expenses, despite having a contract job. Last Friday, I met an Indian IT Boss, according to him [...]

PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance

PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance

Dear REACH Panel, I'm residing at Bedok South Ave 1 and have been unsuccessfully trying to request for assistance in locating a job. I've been unemployed for the last 3 years and every [...]

Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad?

Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad?

Recently, we saw off two of our own talents venturing abroad for work as things are getting more difficult here due to the intense competition from foreign influx. One is a professional [...]

Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB mortgage loan saddled round your neck?

Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB mortgage loan saddled round your neck?

Hi! I read with great interests on your interview article. I find that no matter where we are, it is good to save money for raining days. In the event if we are unemployed, it could help us [...]

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Hello, Because I couldn‘t find any satisfied answers, I try it here. First something about my background:- I‘m from Switzerland and did a 4 year apprenticeship (Swiss federal diploma) in [...]

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