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Today 10:14 PM
sinkingfeeling
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hi, would like some advice..

i am a male nus fass grad (2008) and worked in a statboard until i left last Sep due to conflict with my supervisor. have been applying for pte and public sector generalist jobs but have not been invited for any interview. am suspecting very tough competition for admin or generalist roles compared to stem jobs.

at my age (late 30s) some jobs like signing on army are out of the question although i would kill my own mother for the opportunity


since its coming to a year of unemployment, if you were in my shoes, would you:

a) take an engineering or IT degree from any of the pte unis (since i have 'wasted' my chance on an fass degree)

b) continue applying for jobs and hope for a miracle

c) join the blue collar workforce (eg. lorry driver)
What is your begree major?

I presume not econs?
Today 10:11 PM
Unregistered
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hi, would like some advice..

i am a male nus fass grad (2008) and worked in a statboard until i left last Sep due to conflict with my supervisor. have been applying for pte and public sector generalist jobs but have not been invited for any interview. am suspecting very tough competition for admin or generalist roles compared to stem jobs.

at my age (late 30s) some jobs like signing on army are out of the question although i would kill my own mother for the opportunity


since its coming to a year of unemployment, if you were in my shoes, would you:

a) take an engineering or IT degree from any of the pte unis (since i have 'wasted' my chance on an fass degree)

b) continue applying for jobs and hope for a miracle

c) join the blue collar workforce (eg. lorry driver)
Mind hinting which stat board is that? Under which ministry? How much was your last drawn? I think u should continue to look for a similar job which u did previously. But might get a paycut.
Today 09:35 PM
Unregistered
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Would like to ask all parents out there, how can we as parents realistically prepare our children to survive in the current/future job market? Based on what I see, singapore job market is getting increasingly competitive and is likely to worsen in the long run. (personally i wont be surprised if our neighboring ASEAN countries catch up with us in 10-20 years time and singapore will lose its competitive edge).

I remembered when I was young, my parents always tell me study hard, otherwise next time no job. However, I think now study hard alone is insufficient, you prob need to be in some niche fields (eg computer programming, medicine etc) to survive
nurture in them a habit of constant self-upgrade - encourage them to sign up for a diverse range of courses that would really add value to their portfolios, and narrow it down to some of the forecasted hot industries e.g. data analytics, IT, programming etc. Dont go down the narrow path of focusing on 1 niche, but try to make them a master of all trades. That's how we prepare our kids to exceed our mundane mainstream education system, beat the competition, or at least stay competitive.
Today 08:12 PM
Unregistered
Should i redo my degree? :(

hi, would like some advice..

i am a male nus fass grad (2008) and worked in a statboard until i left last Sep due to conflict with my supervisor. have been applying for pte and public sector generalist jobs but have not been invited for any interview. am suspecting very tough competition for admin or generalist roles compared to stem jobs.

at my age (late 30s) some jobs like signing on army are out of the question although i would kill my own mother for the opportunity


since its coming to a year of unemployment, if you were in my shoes, would you:

a) take an engineering or IT degree from any of the pte unis (since i have 'wasted' my chance on an fass degree)

b) continue applying for jobs and hope for a miracle

c) join the blue collar workforce (eg. lorry driver)
Today 03:55 PM
Unregistered
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Would like to ask all parents out there, how can we as parents realistically prepare our children to survive in the current/future job market? Based on what I see, singapore job market is getting increasingly competitive and is likely to worsen in the long run. (personally i wont be surprised if our neighboring ASEAN countries catch up with us in 10-20 years time and singapore will lose its competitive edge).

I remembered when I was young, my parents always tell me study hard, otherwise next time no job. However, I think now study hard alone is insufficient, you prob need to be in some niche fields (eg computer programming, medicine etc) to survive
sometimes need strong networking and referrals
Today 02:54 PM
Unregistered Would like to ask all parents out there, how can we as parents realistically prepare our children to survive in the current/future job market? Based on what I see, singapore job market is getting increasingly competitive and is likely to worsen in the long run. (personally i wont be surprised if our neighboring ASEAN countries catch up with us in 10-20 years time and singapore will lose its competitive edge).

I remembered when I was young, my parents always tell me study hard, otherwise next time no job. However, I think now study hard alone is insufficient, you prob need to be in some niche fields (eg computer programming, medicine etc) to survive
27-05-2020 12:40 PM
Unregistered
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Here's a consolidated list of [URL="s://talenttribe.asia/covid19-resources"]curated Covid-19 career resources[/. Hope it will be helpful for everyone out there who's been job hunting for a while.

Includes companies & jobs that are still hiring, recession job hunting tips, interview prep, work from home advice, mental wellness, etc.
Thank you very much for the sharing, so nice of you.

I just found job after jobless for 7 months. Everyone keep going.
27-05-2020 01:54 AM
Unregistered
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Originally Posted by sharon.yeo View Post
Here's a consolidated list of [URL="s://talenttribe.asia/covid19-resources"]curated Covid-19 career resources[/. Hope it will be helpful for everyone out there who's been job hunting for a while.

Includes companies & jobs that are still hiring, recession job hunting tips, interview prep, work from home advice, mental wellness, etc.
yo, thanks a lot for sharing this! appreciate it a lot
26-05-2020 05:08 PM
sinkingfeeling
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I feel terrible when looking for jobs. Many times, the job that I REALLY wanted always comes after I signed acceptance offer with another job role.

Can someone tell me how do you guys manage this? Do you guys just let go or throw letter and join that dream job?
Assuming Company A is your dream company and Company B is 2nd choice

Are chiu willing to burn bridges with Company B?
26-05-2020 02:58 PM
Unregistered I feel terrible when looking for jobs. Many times, the job that I REALLY wanted always comes after I signed acceptance offer with another job role.

Can someone tell me how do you guys manage this? Do you guys just let go or throw letter and join that dream job?
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