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Forum: Income and Jobs 12-12-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,079
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Posted By poorman
Is 4k not high for a starting salary? When...

Is 4k not high for a starting salary?

When there is nothing but academic qualifications to be used as a yardstick by companies to hire an individual, is a private degree deemed worthy of a $4k...
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,188
Posted By poorman
Congrats!! Always heartening to see a...

Congrats!!

Always heartening to see a fellow fresh grad find employment. Work smart and hard!
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
That's pretty high! Was the degree...

That's pretty high!

Was the degree full-time or part-time? Was she working already prior to obtaining this degree. This can have a big impact on the salary.

If she's full-time studies with...
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 136
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Views: 194,036
Posted By poorman
FACT: Yes I have and no reason to prove it...

FACT: Yes I have and no reason to prove it either.

My assumption is you seem bitter about a discrepancy about the time+effort you put in at your work as opposed to others (superiors or peers).
...
Forum: Income and Jobs 07-12-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 136
Sgx
Views: 194,036
Posted By poorman
heh, all 'hard facts' about salary in this forum...

heh, all 'hard facts' about salary in this forum must be taken with a pinch of salt man.

Especially so when it comes to Banking matters.

Think about it, you honestly think Banking people are...
Forum: Income and Jobs 29-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,936
Posted By poorman
The above post is a hard knock out summary of...

The above post is a hard knock out summary of what's exactly wrong with the current generation of fresh graduates seeking to land that 'dream' job

Thread may be closed lol.
Forum: Income and Jobs 28-11-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,936
Posted By poorman
agree with the above poster. From what i've...

agree with the above poster.

From what i've read, you're obviously a very bright person and very qualified. however, employers will not want to hire someone who is volatile when it comes to job...
Forum: Income and Jobs 25-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,612
Posted By poorman
Marine Underwriter

Hi guys,

Just got offered a position as an Underwriting Assistant for Marine Cargo lines..wonder if any insurance professionals here can give me some tips on what to expect in this line of work? :o
Forum: Income and Jobs 18-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 35,013
Posted By poorman
Well, if we're bringing Ivy League into the fray,...

Well, if we're bringing Ivy League into the fray, then there's no question that they're obviously ranked higher.

It would be incredibly arrogant if a SMU grad were to rate himself higher than an...
Forum: Income and Jobs 17-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 35,013
Posted By poorman
nah. they're too busy doing real marketing and...

nah. they're too busy doing real marketing and establishing strong relations with the big banks and corporations to even waste their time on this forum.

SIM-UOL grad here btw. :o
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 35,013
Posted By poorman
SMU. without question bro. One of the...

SMU. without question bro.

One of the posters is right about them grooming you to work in high-powered companies like MNCs or Banks. Even if you're average SMU student, the brand is so effective...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
I say 2.5k is already a good starting pay...

I say 2.5k is already a good starting pay already.

I think alot of UOL grads are neglecting the reality of the working world where Hiring managers are faced with 2 scenarios to bear in mind when...
Forum: Income and Jobs 14-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Hi, i think he was asking the starting pay for...

Hi, i think he was asking the starting pay for UOL grads.

Realistically speaking, if you try asking for that you'll never get hired.

For banking & finance job, you're more likely to get in with...
Forum: Income and Jobs 07-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,027
Posted By poorman
Thank you very much! Will convey the...

Thank you very much!

Will convey the information to her so that she'll stop whining about it hah!
Forum: Income and Jobs 06-10-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Not true. Banks hiring more foreigners and you...

Not true. Banks hiring more foreigners and you think they won't be undercutting the 'expected' salaries by 1k less? :D
Forum: Income and Jobs 06-10-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,254
Posted By poorman
insurance agent. I got conned before there. ...

insurance agent.

I got conned before there.

its by HSBC Insurance.
Forum: Income and Jobs 05-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Hmm, what's your asking salary? Also, is your...

Hmm, what's your asking salary? Also, is your resume done up properly? Try to get a few people who have been working for some time to have a look. Even better, get a HR to evaluate and see. After...
Forum: Income and Jobs 04-10-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 53,173
Posted By poorman
TS care to share what vocation you're hoping to...

TS care to share what vocation you're hoping to sign on as? Spec or Officer?

Army? Navy? Airforce?

It's important to know these details before further advice can be given?
Forum: Income and Jobs 03-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
While I agree with you that UOL grads have...

While I agree with you that UOL grads have unrealistic expectations about working in the world's top banks after they graduate, I don't believe they are below average academically unless you're...
Forum: Income and Jobs 03-10-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Here's a few tips to all those currently taking...

Here's a few tips to all those currently taking UOL courses especially in Finance related courses.

During your semester breaks. PLEASE GO FIND internships to take. Don't treat the 3-mth break as a...
Forum: Income and Jobs 27-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Hi friend, I'm working in an SME doing accounts...

Hi friend, I'm working in an SME doing accounts management and admin stuff.

Not planning to stay long here though, colleagues are lovely but job prospects are nil..:o
Forum: Income and Jobs 20-09-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Wah. now banks paying their financial consultants...

Wah. now banks paying their financial consultants 3k ah.

that's super high..
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,027
Posted By poorman
Just trying to find out more information for a...

Just trying to find out more information for a friend as she's really concerned about her future in this line.

So would be good if anyone is in this niche industry in SG and can shed more light on...
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,027
Posted By poorman
I think he meant retrenchment. 2007-2008...

I think he meant retrenchment.

2007-2008 definitely saw banks letting fairly large groups of employees go.

You sure UOB has not fired staff in more than 13 years? Quite unlikely leh..
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-09-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 1,297,019
Posted By poorman
Well, i think its fair to say that its an...

Well, i think its fair to say that its an investment. I'm planning to go for a master's after 3 years of working. Have to remain competitive if you want to stay in the rat race...

today is my...
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