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Old 22-04-2016, 10:04 PM
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Since the job market is extremely bad this year, what is a realistic starting pay for fresh grad?

I'm a 2:1 with a bach of arts, what expected salary range should I be looking at? Currently offered a job which requires me to work on both weekends (still 5 day week) but I'm not sure if the pay is considered average or below average

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Since the job market is extremely bad this year, what is a realistic starting pay for fresh grad?

I'm a 2:1 with a bach of arts, what expected salary range should I be looking at? Currently offered a job which requires me to work on both weekends (still 5 day week) but I'm not sure if the pay is considered average or below average

Feel free to share the range for other majors
Look at civil service pay scale for a guide. I think second upper should be around 3.4-4.2k.

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Look at civil service pay scale for a guide. I think second upper should be around 3.4-4.2k.
private sector dont look at honors.

dont give ppl high hope

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Look at civil service pay scale for a guide. I think second upper should be around 3.4-4.2k.
Pte sector is struggling to keep up with CS pay. Fresh grads expectations nowadays of $4.2k is what someone with 5 years experience in pte sector is earning... just join the CS if you can.
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I feel like private sector is definitely <3k for fresh grads with no working experience. Private seems to focus more on experience, while govt on honours/education etc.
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most fresh grad probably earn ard 3 to 3.8k.

of cos, there will still be a significant number who earn below or above this range.
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Salary shouldn't be the concern, getting a job is. Fresh grad have zero exp, so don't expect much. The remuneration will commensurate with the exp after u have them.
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I will never join CS. Even working as a cab driver is better.
Reason being:
1) it's a brain dead industry that does not encourage creativity.
2) Very few private sector company wants to hire ex-CS staff.
3) It serve as a retirement house for the laidback people, don't expect to meet future millionaires in CS.
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I will never join CS. Even working as a cab driver is better.
Reason being:
1) it's a brain dead industry that does not encourage creativity.
2) Very few private sector company wants to hire ex-CS staff.
3) It serve as a retirement house for the laidback people, don't expect to meet future millionaires in CS.
True, but we must also look at the big picture and compare average, not just look at extremes like millionaire/billionaire etc.

1) Current CS starting for good deg is about 4k+. Pte sector unless mgt program usually start at 3k.

2) CS goes on 16-18 months total package a year and very stable every year unless major economic crisis. Private sector other than banks typical annual package around 15 months. It can easily drop to 12-13 months when company not doing well.

3) CS more or less guaranteed will reach at least AD or DD by 50 years old with many good performers easily exceeding 300k p.a. Private likely you get retrenched, cannot find job and end up drive taxi (if lucky).

Of course you can argue private sector has potential to pay few million every year if you are good, can be tycoon CEO if you start business etc., but big picture is those with good degrees join CS generally do much better than private sector.
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I will never join CS. Even working as a cab driver is better.
Reason being:
1) it's a brain dead industry that does not encourage creativity.
2) Very few private sector company wants to hire ex-CS staff.
3) It serve as a retirement house for the laidback people, don't expect to meet future millionaires in CS.
All three apply to cab drivers too, probably to a larger extent, so logic clearly isn't your strong suit.
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