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JeffLKS 15-10-2011 07:37 PM

Diploma/Degree Engineering Graduates who work in a different sector
 
Dear Engineering buddies, how do you manage to jump to other sector? I am currently still on job hunt with a Diploma Engineering cert, but encountering problems in entering to other sectors apart from Engineering.

Most of the sectors that I am keen only sought for relevant skills and cert like Aviation, HR etc.

Please enlighten me. :(

Unregistered 18-10-2011 11:22 AM

For me, I went into a stat board and at the same time took up a part-time degree in business management. After graduation, and with my degree, I managed to jump to an admin position in an engineering company.

JeffLKS 18-10-2011 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 17297)
For me, I went into a stat board and at the same time took up a part-time degree in business management. After graduation, and with my degree, I managed to jump to an admin position in an engineering company.

Thanks for your reply. But what is stat board? You mean Government job?

Unregistered 20-10-2011 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by JeffLKS (Post 17227)
Most of the sectors that I am keen only sought for relevant skills and cert like Aviation, HR etc.

Please enlighten me. :(

HR where got need special cert? They are just friendly aunties doing basic admin like interviews, leave, welfare events, booking training courses etc. My company HR team almost nobody studied HR in school.

Unregistered 20-10-2011 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by JeffLKS (Post 17342)
Thanks for your reply. But what is stat board? You mean Government job?

Yup, correct.

Unregistered 23-10-2011 11:11 AM

Engineer begging for rice
 
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Originally Posted by JeffLKS (Post 17227)
Dear Engineering buddies, how do you manage to jump to other sector? I am currently still on job hunt with a Diploma Engineering cert, but encountering problems in entering to other sectors apart from Engineering.

Most of the sectors that I am keen only sought for relevant skills and cert like Aviation, HR etc.

Please enlighten me. :(

Yup.. You should have knew it when you decided to take your engineering diploma.. There is no future in this country for engineers... The industry is shrinking.. Somemore with the cheaper and better option of hiring foreign talent, it is increasingly getting harder for diploma holders to land a decent job anywhere.... Better go take degree(not engineering) and start a better life elsewhere..

JeffLKS 23-10-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 17479)
Yup.. You should have knew it when you decided to take your engineering diploma.. There is no future in this country for engineers... The industry is shrinking.. Somemore with the cheaper and better option of hiring foreign talent, it is increasingly getting harder for diploma holders to land a decent job anywhere.... Better go take degree(not engineering) and start a better life elsewhere..

Hi, no I shouldn't had noticed it when I enrolled to Engineering. And yes, Degree is a need now, for the chance of better job and desired company. ;)

anotherOne 23-10-2011 02:50 PM

just to add, even if deg engineering, also not many jobs...

Unregistered 23-10-2011 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by JeffLKS (Post 17481)
Hi, no I shouldn't had noticed it when I enrolled to Engineering. And yes, Degree is a need now, for the chance of better job and desired company. ;)

No worries.. Better late than never... Go take your degree now... Gd luck..

Unregistered 23-10-2011 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JeffLKS (Post 17227)
Dear Engineering buddies, how do you manage to jump to other sector? I am currently still on job hunt with a Diploma Engineering cert, but encountering problems in entering to other sectors apart from Engineering.

Most of the sectors that I am keen only sought for relevant skills and cert like Aviation, HR etc.

Please enlighten me. :(

If your are really interested in those then go take those certs. There's a aircraft maintenance license thread around here somewhere if I remember correctly. You might want to check the thread out.

Good luck with your job hunting. :D

Unregistered 25-10-2011 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 17393)
HR where got need special cert? They are just friendly aunties doing basic admin like interviews, leave, welfare events, booking training courses etc. My company HR team almost nobody studied HR in school.

Last time no need, but now many job ads will ask for it.
For engine grads who want to go into HR, just do a basic cert at Singapore Human Resource Institute should be enough. Or do an internship.


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