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Forum: Income and Jobs 03-10-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By oldbird
I am still not getting the answer I need. ...

I am still not getting the answer I need.

Should I indicate explicitly in the cover letter what I can accept (e.g. weekend shift work, entry level position) instead of keeping the HR/manager...
Forum: Income and Jobs 02-10-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By oldbird
Indicate compromise in cover letter

I am jobless with 6 years of experience.

Recently job market is bad, and I am interested in joining a company because I feel the work is interesting to me. This company is not advertising any...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-08-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,052
Posted By oldbird
Is there any IT/tech/cybersecurity job role for...

Is there any IT/tech/cybersecurity job role for an IT grad that is:


Generally non-customer facing.
No need to deal with unreasonable customer requests or engage in unproductive discussion and...
Forum: Income and Jobs 25-06-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By oldbird
Employment gap due to exploring business idea

Left a job and spent 1 year exploring a business idea.

Partner pulled out after several months and nothing much was achieved. Did some technology exploration but no actual product development...
Forum: Income and Jobs 19-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By oldbird
Comparing life of research analyst and software engineer

If given a choice between 2 career paths -- research analyst and software engineer:

Which one is likely to be busier day to day with less work life balance to get off work at 6 pm?
Which one is...
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-02-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,040
Posted By oldbird
Research project engineer/officer with IHL

Anyone ever worked as a research project engineer or officer with a polytechnic or university before?

The main requirement seem to be a candidate with only 2 years working experience.

Are they...
Forum: Income and Jobs 25-01-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By oldbird
Public sector seldom if ever consider graduates...

Public sector seldom if ever consider graduates for general admin positions, especially those of engineering/IT background. They usually do not have the general admin experience.



I am listing...
Forum: Income and Jobs 25-01-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By oldbird
Just to share my personal view. Correct me if I...

Just to share my personal view. Correct me if I am wrong.

IT development

(1) Working hours can vary. Overtime and crunches needed for last minute user requirements/changes or use of unfamiliar...
Forum: Income and Jobs 25-01-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By oldbird
IT jobs: development vs. operations

As per title, which one is more stressful with unpredictable working hours and/or unpredictable ad-hoc requests coming in everyday that demands immediate actions/answers, quick-thinking...
Forum: Income and Jobs 24-08-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,671
Posted By oldbird
Interview at cafe

If invited for an interview at a cafe or a f&b outlet, what are the etiquettes to observe when ordering and paying for beverages?


Go dutch?
The interviewer who invited the interviewee to the...
Forum: Income and Jobs 22-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,243
Posted By oldbird
Wah. I thought it's the responsibility of the HR...

Wah. I thought it's the responsibility of the HR dept to regularly check for applications and forward them accordingly to hiring managers for consideration. I'm surprised HR can just let these...
Forum: Income and Jobs 22-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,243
Posted By oldbird
Civil service job application waiting time

Usually how long does a hiring organization from the civil service take to contact a candidate after application closes?

I have one that closed 2 weeks ago, and still no news. Officially, the...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-12-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,479
Posted By oldbird
ST vs CSC vs NCS vs CrimsonLogic?

Any experience with working for these major system integrators?

Which one is better or worse to join?


Salary / Compensation Benefits
Career progression
Training and development
Working...
Forum: Income and Jobs 02-10-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,580
Posted By oldbird
Small companies that pay well?

As above.

Most people associate small companies with local SMEs that pay below average wages.

Any exception to them?
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,410
Posted By oldbird
Jobs or industries with good work-life balance

Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in...
Forum: Companies 06-09-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 609,730
Posted By oldbird
It says a lot whether I should accept this...

It says a lot whether I should accept this compromised position or not.

Maybe I should phrase it this way.

Do most ST Electronics employees with average / satisfactory performance really get...
Forum: Companies 06-09-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 609,730
Posted By oldbird
ST Electronics

Once worked for them long time ago as a fresh grad, then left after several months. Have since worked on 2 other jobs for several years with other companies.

Recently applied for an opening and...
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