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Old 15-10-2014, 01:57 PM
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I need some advice for my first job .

I am from Engineering Diploma but now that I have done my attachment and asking around , I think I'm in the wrong field as most engineering companies are in industrial areas , too many PRC and Banglah not stereotyping but seriously people working in those area knows what I'm talking about (behaviour and job stealing wise) , and engineering companies treat their engineers like cheap labor , pay so little expect people to work so much .

I'm a very versatile and flexible fast learner . I can do any job from engineering , IT ( self learnt 3 languages mostly to automate daily tasks) to marketing even finance related if there is someone who is patient enough to teach me .

Any advice which field or job or company I should go to that will accept someone with my diploma level and provide me with learning experience and decent pay?

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Old 15-10-2014, 02:49 PM
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U got no experience. U got no relevant skillsets or practical knowledge. Your network of contacts (presumably) is small.
But you want a job with decent starting pay and good location and somebody kind enough to babysit you through your probation period. Lol strawberry generation.

Anyway, nowadays u want something you gotta fight for it. You want a cushy aircon job in city area drawing "decent" salary? What can you offer in return ? If you are a C-cupper with a face like those k pop girls, it would probably be easier that way.

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c'mon the OP is a fresh grad, of course he can expect a period of training and hand holding. Have we reached a stage whereby we expect people striaght out of uni to perform miracles?

OP, don't worry there are opportunities to learn and better yourself, join a medium/good company and build from there. don't expect the sky at first, but your attitude is good

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Old 17-10-2014, 11:47 AM
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Have you actually tried testing out your marketability by applying for jobs and going for interviews? The problem facing most diploma grads is who is willing to offer them, not what they want or like.

You should test out whether you can even get any job out there before starting straight away by laying down conditions like pay level, type of job, location of office, work life balance, got FTs or not etc.

Saying you are a flexible learner is a useless proposition, EVERY single grad goes into an interview claiming they are fast learners and can cite a few "skills" they developed out of interest and hobby.
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industrial areas are not that bad. at least, don't have to fight to "chope" seats during lunch unlike in CBD. lower rung engine jobs got FT also?

anyway, i assume you're a guy, otherwise or if not, can try OL jobs like secretaries. salary progression is not bad for legal industry after acquiring some experience.

B&F, other than teller and financial advisor or admin position, don't think there are that many jobs for diploma level, unless someone recommend you for O&T.
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OP here . Thanks for the replies and advices . Will try and go for everything that comes . Thanks
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