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Old 24-05-2021, 07:18 AM
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Jobless for 2.5 months. Is it a huge gap? I found job already.

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MBA is important for upper mgt roles..
That is only true in some situations.

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You already say, ..'my business', '...my company' and it is all about you and your business.

Having an MBA is important to the individual. He can fly anywhere.

If he can add value to your company and together with MBA, that person is a gem.
Elon Musk couldn't give 2 hoots about MBA. So does Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs as well. So what makes you think one can fly based solely on one's MBA?

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Elon Musk couldn't give 2 hoots about MBA. So does Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs as well. So what makes you think one can fly based solely on one's MBA?
A lot of Singaporeans don't understand that a Degree, MBA, Phd, professional certifications like PMP are theoretical qualifications that show an employer that an education institute has certified your ability to do certain jobs. But these need to go hand in hand with your experience and achievements.

"I have an MBA"
The employer still cannot link themselves to this statement.

vs

"I led projects to successful launch with Cisco"
"I designed the product development procedure to cater to customer context and was accepted by Seagate"
"I designed the product which led to acceptance by Micron"
"I reduced customer complaint from Toshiba from 1000ppm to 200ppm"
The employer immediately opens up and will want to find out more. This creates a linkage with your potential employer to put you ahead of your Competitor.

Yes paper qualification is Good. But it does not stop there because it needs to lead to something.
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Elon Musk couldn't give 2 hoots about MBA. So does Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs as well. So what makes you think one can fly based solely on one's MBA?
Funny that you think the people you mentioned are the ones who actually do the hiring, even for management level roles.

Having an MBA won't present you all the opportunities but it will definitely open a few more doors with you. Granted, there are cons to taking an MBA so it's best to weigh them individually.
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Anyone here as a fresh grad actually have more than 1.5 years of being jobless? I had some issues to deal with previously and is now feeling really useless and depressed. Anyone in the same shoe? I'm now applying for jobs and hoping that i get it soon.
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Anyone here as a fresh grad actually have more than 1.5 years of being jobless? I had some issues to deal with previously and is now feeling really useless and depressed. Anyone in the same shoe? I'm now applying for jobs and hoping that i get it soon.
How old are you and what industry?


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Anyone here as a fresh grad actually have more than 1.5 years of being jobless? I had some issues to deal with previously and is now feeling really useless and depressed. Anyone in the same shoe? I'm now applying for jobs and hoping that i get it soon.
I'm graduated recently, have been applying for jobs since feb 2021 and recently got rejected from a traineeship group interview

Also feeling useless
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Anyone here as a fresh grad actually have more than 1.5 years of being jobless? I had some issues to deal with previously and is now feeling really useless and depressed. Anyone in the same shoe? I'm now applying for jobs and hoping that i get it soon.
Where have you applied already? How often are you applying? 1-2 companies a day? 10 companies a day?

Did you tailor fit your resume for the roles?
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Where have you applied already? How often are you applying? 1-2 companies a day? 10 companies a day?

Did you tailor fit your resume for the roles?
at least 10 companies a day, a mix of SME and MNCs


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