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Old 10-06-2019, 01:45 AM
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I am fresh graduate. Jobless for 8 months in total. Kind of giving up hope in life.
Which uni are u from?

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I am fresh graduate. Jobless for 8 months in total. Kind of giving up hope in life.
Which Uni are u from?
How many jobs have you applied? Possibly widen the area of search if u applied a few till now
How many interviews have you gotten? Possibly your resume is not good enough or you have applied jobs tthay are not suitable for you. Do research good resumes and also think about what jobs suitable for you.
Did you fail a lot of interviews? What are you lacking? Reflect your past interviews and find out the reasons.

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Old 10-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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And itís maddening when people say, Go find a job.
It is more maddening when you have hard time looking for a job and it will be months before you actually do land a job and the interviewer condemn you for the wide gap in your resume.

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It is more maddening when you have hard time looking for a job and it will be months before you actually do land a job and the interviewer condemn you for the wide gap in your resume.
It is most maddening when you have to send in your resume for hundred applications before you even get an interview
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It is also maddening to see your friends secure jobs before graduation 😂


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I am fresh graduate. Jobless for 8 months in total. Kind of giving up hope in life.
i feel you brah.


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I am fresh graduate. Jobless for 8 months in total. Kind of giving up hope in life.
I'm in the same boat bro. But even worst 1year plus alr. Still cant get permanent job.
Feeling damn worthless and hopeless. Only distracting myself with happy things to keep me going.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:24 AM
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Thanks for your reply. Well I hope and want to believe that I am wrong about my perception of my chances to get employed due to my worries of the lack of 'fit'. Anyway, it could be due to several objective reasons, including things that you mentioned and others such as other candidates simply being better by merit, prior relevant experience, etc - so it can only be speculated.

But being jobless for a few months more than your peers put such thoughts in your mind, especially if you have very apparently worked harder than your peers in university and in your extra-curricular activities, yet they have gotten good and comfortable jobs in a span of only a few weeks searching, while getting more interviews although they have sent markedly less applications out. (also e.g. getting invited for interviews for the same role while they are a 2nd lower but me in the higher 2nd upper range don't get a response at all).

Not trying to play the victim card here, as cultural fit is indeed a consideration for employers I feel, especially smaller departments/teams (e.g. may affect image of the team to clients, may affect team bonding activities and general bonding of a team which have never had any minority members in their team, affecting the team culture, etc - regardless if we will make the effort to integrate), so I think us minorities just have to perhaps work a little harder to stand out more. Being realistic in this sense would temper disappointment and maybe make us realise we have to buck up a bit more.
Too many graduates in the market nowadays, plus foreign applicants. In a market where we have cheap and experienced foreign applicants, vs young unexperienced workers and retirees, it is an employer's market. perhaps singapore needs across the board living cost deflation. The fact is that we need employers to accept hiring school leavers and train them and let them work towards a degree like apprenticeships in europe, rather than quick fixes

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It is also maddening to see your friends secure jobs before graduation 😂
Maybe most of them are social escorts? Nowadays many youngsters doing that.
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Maybe most of them are social escorts? Nowadays many youngsters doing that.
Not necessarily. But if you are pretty, your employment chance is higher. All those pretty girls I know from university had already secured jobs before graduation. After all, people will always appreciate beauty, more so if the bosses are men
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