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Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Hi, We may be relocating to Singapore by the end of the year. What is a expectable salary for a family of four to live comfortably? We would have one school-age child that would go to the [...]

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Dear Ms Nooraini (MCI) and Pastor Cynthia, I am James Er residing at BLK 274 Toh Guan Rd and I need your help rather urgently. I have been out of work for a while due to my leg condition [...]

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself?  Siti: Thanks for interviewing me too. Some background [...]

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

Hi Gilbert I'm a 39-year-old male who is homeless, jobless, feeling hopeless and seeking help and counselling. In the past, I've been a person who resort to gambling each time I have financial [...]

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

Dear Gilbert, I'm a 26-year-old local university arts degree holder with 3.5 years of working experience. I resigned from the public service about 2 months ago as I felt that there were not much [...]

PMET with accountancy degree lost his 12th-year job in the marine sector

PMET with accountancy degree lost his 12th-year job in the marine sector

Hi Gilbert, I have recently lost my job. I have been in the marine industry since 2005 in both the civil and private sector and possessed a accountancy degree and diploma in Information [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET lamented at our lunch-stealing pro-foreign hiring stance

Jobless Singaporean PMET lamented at our lunch-stealing pro-foreign hiring stance

Dear Gilbert, I feel very sad and demoralized. I have been unemployed for more than a year. And then to hear the ministers insisting that it is a skills-mismatch problem is like saying it is our [...]

Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Dear Ms Hamzah (MCI) I'm writing to feedback to you of the immense difficulties I'm still undergoing despite having been discharged of bankruptcy 2 years ago. I'm still unable to apply for a [...]

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

I am not sure how long this scene of Malaysians getting special benefits from MOM (to get EP below the salary criteria) has been going on, but it has definitely been around for at least 3 years. I [...]

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Transitioning: First of all, thanks Kelvin for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Kelvin: I finished my degree (first class [...]

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Dear all, I have a question to be figured out. I got two informal interviews with A*STAR two managers. After the second information interview, they inform me to have a formal interview with the [...]

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Hi Gilbert, I will include a description of the job below, thanks so much. Company name: FTGroup Pte Ltd Expected income: $1.6k-$3k We are a sales and marketing company that believes in [...]

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

Gilbert, thank you for the nice gesture. I am writing to you not to criticize the government, but to reflect on the situation. Myself being unemployed for more than a year and have gone for a few [...]

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Hi Gilbert, I consider myself a victim of a potential unfair dismissal. I am a manager of a company and lead a department of 2 staff, who have been working for more than 10 years. One of the [...]

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, Hi I am writing to you to highlight my experience. I recently went through an interview process at a management consulting firm. From sending of application to final [...]

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