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Yesterday 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by takemishino View Post
thanks mr/mrs hehe. I do have a javascript certificate from a course i took years ago but thats the problem, the stuff is just sitting there

i thought i liked i.t. But it seems i do not. That's why i am having a problem looking for jobs.

I do not know how to put this but its hard.
don't give up. Ynwa
Yesterday 11:01 PM
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How many job applications have you all sent out and how many interview invites did you get? I've sent out about 300+, got only 10 calls for an interview, so far no offer yet.
Not sure how many have I applied but probably just as many as you or more. I got about 10 calls too but only went for 7 interviews/tests? Went for a second round interview for 1 of them but still didnt get shortlisted ughhh.
19-05-2019 04:38 PM
Unregistered How many job applications have you all sent out and how many interview invites did you get? I've sent out about 300+, got only 10 calls for an interview, so far no offer yet.
18-05-2019 10:36 PM
TakemiShino
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@TakemiShino I'm in a similar boat as you, 32 years old, feel that I suck at / dislike what I studied and worked in (public relations) and thinking of changing career but feeling lost.
Have you tried any of the PCP / work trial by wsg?
Thinking of changing career but feeling lost.?
Are you still working ?? If you are, good for you.

My response below. Comments from anyone as usual

Have you tried any of the PCP::

I have been to the PCP Session at SCALA (https://www.scala.com.sg/)
After going through the 2 days session , I was told by the staff who did a first round of interview. He then told me not to bother about PCP with the following reason:

PCP requires diploma as a start. So even if I found a job , I might not be able apply cause 50/50 chance. This 50/50 chance is due to my qualifications Higher Nitec. I was also informed that the rest of the PCP besides those at SCALA would all be the same requiring diploma.

Hearing this , I just sighed in the end cause what I thought was a door a open turned out to be closed.

work trial by wsg?

My last Job was from work trial hehe. Still looking at it.
Even if I find what I want , my resume is still a question mark cause of what I have been doing so far. Meantime , I am also looking at fast jobs
https://www.fastjobs.sg/


Adding on:

If someone is going to ask me why I did not go to polytechnic back then, blame the polytechnic entry then. My higher nitec gpa was 2.4. Back then everything in ploytechnic was either 3.0-3.5 -_-.

With so many doors closed and my funds running out , I wonder whats left.
The coffin ??

If only someone can lead me out of this cave into the light where glory awaits.
18-05-2019 10:01 PM
Unregistered @TakemiShino I'm in a similar boat as you, 32 years old, feel that I suck at / dislike what I studied and worked in (public relations) and thinking of changing career but feeling lost.
Have you tried any of the PCP / work trial by wsg?
17-05-2019 08:59 PM
TakemiShino
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I think that you should continue searching for IT jobs, as your resume gives you an edge in this field. Have you thought about possibly transitioning to web programming? You could use this period to take up free courses online (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and React) to gain new skillsets to increase employability. In the event that employers ask you what you have been doing during this unemployment period, you could also justify that you were actually upgrading your skills.

Regarding your previous job, don't think of it as you sucking. Think that maybe you lacked the right mentorship. Not everyone is able to spot their own mistakes and you were able to see that what you lacked were communication skills with the customers. Now you know what you need to work on.

Keep your head up!
thanks mr/mrs hehe. I do have a Javascript certificate from a course I took years ago but thats the problem, the stuff is just sitting there

I thought I liked I.T. but it seems I do not. That's why I am having a problem looking for jobs.

I do not know how to put this but ITS HARD.
17-05-2019 08:19 PM
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Anyone had a gruelling and tough interview before?

But in the end, got accepted?

Have gone for interviews where interviewer was smiley and didnít get in

And have also gone for very tough interviews but got in
Got... Every scenario you described I also got experienced before.
Gruelling interview and got accepted.
Easy interview and got accepted.
Smiley interview and got ghosted.
Tough interview and got rejected.
17-05-2019 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TakemiShino View Post
bump bump. Anyone for comments ??
I think that you should continue searching for IT jobs, as your resume gives you an edge in this field. Have you thought about possibly transitioning to web programming? You could use this period to take up free courses online (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and React) to gain new skillsets to increase employability. In the event that employers ask you what you have been doing during this unemployment period, you could also justify that you were actually upgrading your skills.

Regarding your previous job, don't think of it as you sucking. Think that maybe you lacked the right mentorship. Not everyone is able to spot their own mistakes and you were able to see that what you lacked were communication skills with the customers. Now you know what you need to work on.

Keep your head up!
17-05-2019 02:55 PM
TakemiShino bump bump. Anyone for comments ??
17-05-2019 12:35 AM
TakemiShino
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Mind sharing how come you were out of job and previously what type of jobs you are working as?
Based on your previous job you are looking for admin assistant job. What is your education level? Why not other types of job which is more relevant to your studies?
The history:
Education: Higher Nitec in Information Technology

I have alot of experience in IT jobs ( at least I thought so )
for the first 7 years it was mostly callcenter and some IT admin ( not the networking kind , still considered backend support though) jobs

The last year which really was last year (2018) and my last job was a real IT job dealing with IT infrastructure.

Having so many years in IT , I thought I had it , but I did not in regards to the last job.

For 7 years , I picked up what I could. Then last year , well see IT infrastructure deals in many aspects: IT projects , callcenter style troubleshooting and on-site. From PC to networking. Thats alot.

What happened:
First off , my company does not have many customers to beign with.

Projects not an issue cause we go as a team.

As the months went by in my last job , I had to go to many on-site's to fix stuff by myself. This was what killed me.

As many as 4 customers told my boss that I basically sucked and I was not sure was doing. ( also partly because I could not explain how what happened , how I fixed it or any prevention method ) , they basically told my boss not to send me down again.

As with every customer up till the 4th ban, my boss gave me chances time and time again to prove my worth. I tried but yeah I still could not.

And after the 4th ban , we both agreed that I sucked and I agreed to leave the office which was in January this year, well 1st of January , yeah the begining.

The problem:

Since January , being looking for other avenues than IT ( cause I know I suck now ) , but its gonna be hard to switch line's because everything in my resume speaks IT. ( at least the previous one )

Yup , I went to redo my resume to fit admin type jobs. The only last fronteir left. T-T
I tried and F&B at the simplest place Macdonadls but was not offered the Job because I was not cut out for it.

So basically since January till now, I am stuck with no job and my reserve funds running out soon.

I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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