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Old 22-12-2010, 03:25 PM
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China produces MANY engineers. Not many excellent engineers. Same goes to India.

USA on the other hand produces much fewer engineers than China every year, but their QUALITY is of no doubt.
Haha but maybe their top 1% is more than the entire number of engineers in Singapore due to their enormous population.

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Haha but maybe their top 1% is more than the entire number of engineers in Singapore due to their enormous population.
Maybe the case, but that's not the point.

We are talking about engineers produced relative to the individual country.

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Personally earning around S$100K per annum after about 6 years in the software industry. Know of a few engineering directors making about $150K to $180K per annum.

Kind of still doing engineering work, but was told that if I want to move up, I will have to move to a more management role.

If you're an local engineering student, you'd probably heard of this: when you start out, having engineering skills will get you up the ladder, but the higher you go, the more other skills come into play and it become less important how good an engineer you're.

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Old 29-12-2010, 05:28 PM
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Hi all i am "o" level student currently waiting for my result .
Now i am now interested in a new course call Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering in NYP(Nanyang Polytechnic - Innovation Everywhere)
I wanna ask is this course is useful to let me get employed easily ? and what is the average pay per month i am expected to get if i have a decent job ?
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yes diploma engineers are easily hired. you can expect about 1.2k - 1.8k for diploma holders.
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yes diploma engineers are easily hired. you can expect about 1.2k - 1.8k for diploma holders.
That's too little. Remember you are Engineer, not some Toilet Management Associate (for lack of better term than "the one looking after the toilet").

Ask for more!
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Old 21-01-2011, 01:28 PM
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Sorry , I am a local university engineering graduate to be in 6 months time. I do not like engineering at all even though I am finishing my engineering degree.

Since you all said get into the finance industry , may I know what are the jobs available in the finance industry ?

I only saw financial consultants as advertised in my school's career website so far and I understand that they financial consultants are actually "insurance agents" after doing some research.

If so, what are the jobs to apply for in the finance industry for a engineering fresh grad like me ? P.S : My results are not good , third class honours.

Thanks a lot if anybody can advise what kind of jobs in the finance industry I can apply for besides financial consultants ( insurance agents ) ?
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Sorry , I am a local university engineering graduate to be in 6 months time. I do not like engineering at all even though I am finishing my engineering degree.

Since you all said get into the finance industry , may I know what are the jobs available in the finance industry ?

I only saw financial consultants as advertised in my school's career website so far and I understand that they financial consultants are actually "insurance agents" after doing some research.

If so, what are the jobs to apply for in the finance industry for a engineering fresh grad like me ? P.S : My results are not good , third class honours.

Thanks a lot if anybody can advise what kind of jobs in the finance industry I can apply for besides financial consultants ( insurance agents ) ?
Since you do not like engineering you should give those sales jobs a shot. It is one viable way to become a high earner. You may even leapfrog your 'smarter' peers in achieving your pot of gold. Try to get into a PFC position in a bank, then work your way up to be an RM and then even a private banker. The other perk is you get to meet a lot of pretty people.
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Sorry , you are advising me to start from a financial consultant ( insurance agent ) ? Is this what you mean ?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 22-01-2011, 08:14 AM
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Sorry , you are advising me to start from a financial consultant ( insurance agent ) ? Is this what you mean ?

Thanks a lot.
Dude.. PFC = private financial consultant. Getting a place in banks (especially bulge-bracket) is BLOODY HARD, and certainly, at the moment, you have not researched well enough. 'Financial Industry' isn't limited to insurance, WAKE UP bro!

Roles in any banks include: Product control, Operations Analyst, IT, Front Office Support, Middle Office Support, Back Office Support, and the most DIFFICULT path which is like a holy grail, hours are long but you're well-rewarded depending on performance (keywords: MAKE PROFITS) that's the Front Office (Relationship Manager <RM> or a.k.a. Private Banker <PB>, Investment Banker, Salesperson, Trader, Structurer)

As a senior NTU engineering graduate who's in a bulge-bracket bank, I wish to encourage you to research more before asking 'unconstructive' question(s) such as one quoted above.

Good Luck.
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