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Wednesday April 25th 2018

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Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

"What's the use of being a Singaporean, when your livelihood is not secured and you need to compete vigorously with others not born here for a piece of pie in your own turf?!" With that, our [...]

Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF

Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF

Contineo Media Pte Ltd/Karay Holdings/Asian Television Awards This company is the organiser of Asian Television Awards. Owes the staff months of salary and CPF. This is a continuous cycle whereby [...]

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

I have chosen to work overseas and for seven years - some don’t even survive for more than three. As a matter of fact, I was selected for overseas attachment since school days. I came back in [...]

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

I specialise in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics which is a skill sought after in the UK and apparently I heard it is likewise in Singapore. I moved back to Singapore recently from London [...]

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Five years after the passing of the 6.9 million population white paper in Feb 2013, we examine seven major repercussions the population growth has on our country:- 1. Population [...]

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Hi! I'm an Aussie marketing coordinator (community/events/digital) hoping someone out there can share some tips regarding expat recruitment companies or finding roles through another source? - [...]

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

It was the longest counselling session I had with a jobless PMET during my work with the unemployed for the past seven years - a record-breaking four hours but it was worth every minute of the [...]

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. My name is Hutch and I am a Singaporean female with Australian permanent [...]

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Dear Gilbert Goh, Need career coach and counsellor to help me look for property job in Property and FM/MA industry. In between jobs and in career transition, unemployed < 6 months. Should I [...]

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, My name is S desperately looking for help. In brief, I felt being cheated by the moneylender on 3 occasions with the 1st contract for a sum of $ 2000 for weekly instalment, [...]

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Most Caucasians in Singapore tend to refer to themselves as expats. However, 99.9% of them are on local salaries. There is hardly any Caucasian here still on the expat package, which would include [...]

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Hi Gilbert, I came across this website and decided to write in. I'm in my late 30s, single lady with 17 years of working experience in accounting field.  I was retrenched last year due to [...]

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

Describe briefly about yourself Thomas eg. age, qualification, job title and salary range. Thomas: I am 32 years old with a CET Diploma, currently working as AV technician with salary of $2400. [...]

Jobless PMET manages to land a job abroad after six months

Jobless PMET manages to land a job abroad after six months

Hi Gilbert and Albert (career coach), Thanks for your help. Glad to let you know the drought is for now over and I manage to find some water. I finally got a job although not something I really [...]

Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

  Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. I am Singaporean female, born and bred. I'll use my pre-married name [...]

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