Shall I change job? - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Shall I change job?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 23-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
janeyeo168 is on a distinguished road
Smile Shall I change job?

Hi all, I'm new here, would like to seek advice from all of you...

I've been offered a position of petrochemical broker... however, the monthly salary is a pay cut of $500 per month as compared to what I'm earning now.. I'm getting 3k++ per month now.

Should I go for the broker job because of career prospects?

Pls let me know what you think. Any good advise is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by janeyeo168 View Post
Hi all, I'm new here, would like to seek advice from all of you...

I've been offered a position of petrochemical broker... however, the monthly salary is a pay cut of $500 per month as compared to what I'm earning now.. I'm getting 3k++ per month now.

Should I go for the broker job because of career prospects?

Pls let me know what you think. Any good advise is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
how much is the offer? above $3k?
whats ur backgrd?

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 23-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
janeyeo168 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
how much is the offer? above $3k?
whats ur backgrd?
the broker job offer basic 2.5k + commission.. because i have no prior background in that field...

i have over 4 years of experience in sales and marketing... thats why i can get my 3k++ (near 4k) salary.

but i heard petroleum /petrochemical prospects is good... thats why i wish to seek advise here. im only 25 years old by the way. so if prospects is really good i guess i dont mind trying.

pls advise.

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 24-02-2012, 03:29 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 3
LilyHush is on a distinguished road
Default

Try going on linkedin and approach those who are in the similar field as yours and ask for a coffee or meetup to determine if its the right role for you. Also, check around for salary guides on what a potential petrochem broker could make at the lower, mid and upper end.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 24-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyHush View Post
Try going on linkedin and approach those who are in the similar field as yours and ask for a coffee or meetup to determine if its the right role for you. Also, check around for salary guides on what a potential petrochem broker could make at the lower, mid and upper end.
These guys are mostly high revenue generators who are making serious money. Try cold messaging them through Linkedin and see how many will even bother to acknowledge much less meet for coffee with a fresh grad newbie.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 24-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

oil broker is a v dirty biz... haf to go entertain clients de... sometimes at KTV or drinking.

u can handle?
Reply With Quote

  #7 (permalink)  
Old 24-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 274
miwashi is on a distinguished road
Default

i bet even IT vendor can be a v dirty biz these days
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 24-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miwashi View Post
i bet even IT vendor can be a v dirty biz these days
Reminds me of a fictitious lady called Cecilia Sue working in a fictitious company called Oracle. HP and Hitachi are other fictitious companies linked to her.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 25-02-2012, 12:15 AM
PaycheckSG's Avatar
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11
PaycheckSG is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by janeyeo168 View Post
the broker job offer basic 2.5k + commission.. because i have no prior background in that field...

i have over 4 years of experience in sales and marketing... thats why i can get my 3k++ (near 4k) salary.

but i heard petroleum /petrochemical prospects is good... thats why i wish to seek advise here. im only 25 years old by the way. so if prospects is really good i guess i dont mind trying.

pls advise.
Hi, I presume you're a 25 yr old lady. Petrochem is definitely a good industry, but my understanding of the role of a broker is to match buyer and seller. As highlighted, entertainment is unavoidable for jobs of such nature, if you have the personality and lifestyle to match, great for you.

I know a friend who started off as a broker, which involves a fair bit of travelling, and most of your personal time to entertain clients. In terms of moving up the "value chain", being a "oil trader" is the aspiration from the broker. In terms of pay, didn't ask explicitly, but judging from external observation, I am sure the pay-off is worthwhile after slogging out for around 2-3 years.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 25-02-2012, 12:24 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by janeyeo168 View Post
the broker job offer basic 2.5k + commission.. because i have no prior background in that field...

i have over 4 years of experience in sales and marketing... thats why i can get my 3k++ (near 4k) salary.

but i heard petroleum /petrochemical prospects is good... thats why i wish to seek advise here. im only 25 years old by the way. so if prospects is really good i guess i dont mind trying.

pls advise.
Does the new job require u to deal with physical petrochemicals (i.e. u need to travel often to meet suppliers/traders etc)? or are u only dealing with financial derivatives?

Is the firm a small or big company?

Are u an outgoing/sociable person? Petrolchemical/oil brokers need to entertain clients often. So often after office hours, u need to meet your clients and entertain/drink with them.

I think in terms of making money, this career path has good potential.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A graphic designer looking for a career change mash Income and Jobs 7 22-10-2011 06:24 PM
should I change? starngeguy2 Income and Jobs 2 12-08-2011 02:07 PM
Advice needed regarding field change and starting salary (Bio and Econs) :) ynwa Income and Jobs 2 13-02-2011 02:40 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
DBS Management Associate Program... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,311 Replies, 236,633 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,006 Replies, 922,638 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,163 Replies, 881,900 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,745 Replies, 2,395,014 Views
SIM-UOL fresh grad starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,694 Replies, 1,255,774 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
932 Replies, 741,701 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,752 Replies, 5,461,643 Views
For local U grads, how well are...
6 Replies, 506 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
136 Replies, 65,533 Views
Q: Management Associate at SGX ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
90 Replies, 12,417 Views
How much do you earn and save? ( 1 2 3)
21 Replies, 858 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,574 Replies, 1,555,539 Views
Dsta ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
819 Replies, 535,472 Views
Local Uni Class of 2020 - COVID19... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
257 Replies, 48,729 Views
Want to Save More Money? Our Free...
3 Replies, 2,058 Views
Constituency Manager (People... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
862 Replies, 439,392 Views
Officer Role in Bank of Tokyo -... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
181 Replies, 143,271 Views
anyone working at NCS ? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
356 Replies, 275,665 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,222 Replies, 1,863,158 Views
Applied Materials
0 Replies, 55 Views
Anyone jobless for a long time... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,839 Replies, 1,060,669 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
331 Replies, 241,316 Views
Marsh Graduate Development Program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
59 Replies, 5,161 Views
Mid-Year Civil Servant Bonus 2019 ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,478 Replies, 749,658 Views
Ex-MOE Teachers ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
71 Replies, 110,621 Views
Diploma in Digital Marketing at...
3 Replies, 1,105 Views
Whats your net worth ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,711 Replies, 781,192 Views
Pay grade at CSA ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
104 Replies, 24,026 Views
Cold calls/emails to HR ( 1 2)
13 Replies, 1,337 Views
Insurance Agent to Bancassurance...
7 Replies, 5,168 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2