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Old 10-02-2014, 02:40 PM
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5 years of relevant working experience, all in private education sector.

Currently getting pay of $3.1K, plus handphone allowance of $80.

Applying for govt-related/public sector jobs, asking for $3.5K.

I am willing to negotiate down to $3.3K.

Employment agency ask me to lower my salary.

Not sure whether can trust or not..think maybe they are in hurry to get commission.....

I already went for 5 interviews and have received one job offer so far but the renumeration package can't be confirmed....been waiting for 3 weeks liao.......

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Education level?

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Education level?
Degree-holder: Bachelor of Business Management

Also local polytechnic diploma holder, in Business Admin

29 years old, working full-time for 4.5 years already.

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If degree holder, should ask for 4k...Coz fresh degree grad guy is ard 3.6k in civil sector, for second upper.
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If degree holder, should ask for 4k...Coz fresh degree grad guy is ard 3.6k in civil sector, for second upper.
given we are talking about a local uni grad
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If degree holder, should ask for 4k...Coz fresh degree grad guy is ard 3.6k in civil sector, for second upper.
It is a public hospital, the employment agency told me that although it is public hospital, it has been restructured such that it does not follow civil service structure pay anymore.

I am not honours grad, but I am on the Dean's List.

Can I really ask for 4K? I apply to quite a number of positions at local unis and local public hospitals? the local public hospitals (for previous interviews) confirmed me but still havent confirm my salary package......3 weeks already.....


Local uni all tell me all positions are on 2-3 year contract basis......
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What position in the restructured hospital did you apply for?
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What position in the restructured hospital did you apply for?
It was a executive level position....
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Degree-holder: Bachelor of Business Management

Also local polytechnic diploma holder, in Business Admin

29 years old, working full-time for 4.5 years already.
grad from smu? served ns?

a male fresh grad w/o honours gets 3-3.2k in public sector. so depends if u can manage ur ego to accept the relatively low pay..
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your salary is pretty low for a degree graduate honestly. did you recently get your bachelor's or since 5 years ago have already? what institution? what exactly is private education sector? have you only been giving tuition the past 5 years?
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