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WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY FIND A JOB IN SG

Hi mga Kabayan especially those na based in SG!

I'm so thankful to have discovered this site. I am here kasi I would like to ask for some tips kung pano mka apply ng work sa Singapore. Ever since, it has always been my dream to work abroad and I find SG to be one of the most convenient as it's very near the Philippines, progressive country, and of course, the money that we can earn.

I already have 6 years of experience sa Customer Care focusing sa Real Estate. I would like to know lang sana kung may chances ba na maka kita ng work sa Singapore with a tourist visa. I know na this is not the ideal way to find work pero if in case, I will take the risk. I hope you can help me find answers and give me some tips. Below po are my queries:

1. How much money do I need to prepare?
2. Based sa current status ng Singapore, maraming companies ba ang hiring? Real Estate or any firms na nag oofer ng Customer Serive jobs
3. What are the risks kung tourist visa ang gagamitin?
4. More or less mga ilang days or weeks ang processing ng application?
5. Tips kung paano mas madaling mka apply ng trabaho

I am really hoping to hear your answers. This will be of great help po.

Thank you so much in advance!

HK
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  • 1. 50k per month, at least 3mos pondo.

    2. sa hanap mong work as CS, waley masyado. and syempre preferred ung marunong ng language nila dito. actually kht saang industry, down lahat.

    3. 30 days lang allowed stay, need to exit , and walang guarantee na mkkapasok ka ult pag nagexit.

    4. dpende. mula sa pagaapply online hanggang sa magkaron ng interview, hanggang sa magkajob offer, dpende sa qualifications mo yan. i would say 3wks? pero ung iba natapos na 30days ni isang intrvw, waley. pag may job offer na, pass application takes at least 3wks.

    5. Online. and backread ka sa mga threads dito.
    hannahkeshAdmin
  • Hi @maya ! Thank you po for this very helpful insights. Since hindi masyadong in demand yung CS, ano po yung work na madaling applyan? Then, mahigpit ba sa medical requirements ang SG? Thank you once again.
  • @hannahkesh have tried online application? study=response
  • @hannahkesh medical? compared sa Pinas and sa Middle East, mas simple ang medical dito. normally, basic check-up, x-ray and blood test (for HIV)
    hannahkesh
  • Hi @carpejem i tried applying via Jobstreet and LinkedIn but haven't received any feedback yet. Thanks for the response☺
  • Im here in saudi, may mag eentertain kaya sakin employer pag nag apply ako sa Sg huhuhu
  • @nidalgo subok lang. lamang syempre kung nandito ka sa SG pero kung makakatyempo ka ng sakto sa kailangan ng isang kumpanya, pwede ka nilang tawagan. may mga kumpanyang gumagawa nyan lalo na kung sakto ang experience at skill set mo
    hannahkesh
  • Honestly, sobrang hirap na magapply dito sa sg ngayon.
    Dinidiscourage ko na nga mga friends ko magapply lalo na kung wala silang specific na skill.

    Pero yung sister ko nakapag apply sya last year dito. Nagstay sya almost 3 months din. 2 lang interview nya. nakabalik na sya sa pilipinas saka lang sya nahire nung 1 naginterview sa kanya. Yung brother in law ko naman, nov last year nagpunta rin dito para magjob hunt. 2 mos pero 1 lang interview nya. umuwi ng pinas. bumalik ng april. nagkawork naman sya ng may.

    Mahal pati ang lodging dito. kaya kung may friends ka or relatives na nandito, mas ok kung makikitira ka nalang.

    ang ginawa namin nun, binigyan ko sister ko and brother in law ko ng sim card dito. para yun ang ilalagay nila sa CV nila. pati address ko dito sa Sg. tapos niloloadan ko nalang yun sim card nila para kapag may recruiter na tatawag masasagot nila sa pinas.
    kaso usually Malaysia companies ang nagcontact sa kanila.

    advise ko lang. ngayon palang magpasa pasa ka na ng cv sa mga jobseeking sites. kung 2 mos walang kumontak sayo. most likely ganyan din kapag nandito ka na sa sg.

    lahat kami IT with specific skills (ako IT analyst, sister ko Info tech analyst, Brother in law ko Tester Team Lead) pero nahirapan kami talaga, mas mahirap kapag generic ang work kasi maraming competitor lalo na mga clerical, admin, customer service etc. etc.

    Pero try mo pa rin. mas ok pa rin kaysa hindi sinubukan.
    hannahkesh
  • @kiyoki agree, medyo mahirap nga talaga sa ngayon. isama mo pa ang pagpasa mo sa Pass pagkatapos mong matanggap. pero kung talagang gusto, subok lang. basta may plan B, C, D.... para pag hindi nakakuha, tuloy pa rin ang laban
  • I have been sending online applications to several companies for almost 3 months but I never received any response aside from rejection. Pero hindi naman nawawalan ng pag-asa. Let’s pray and think positive na one day may tatawag sakin for job offer. I prayed na sana lahat ng mga kababayan kung nagnanais nga magandang buhay abroad ay mabigyan ng chance. Antay lang.
    hannahkesh
  • @alarcon69 make your CV catchy! be patient .
    alarcon69hannahkesh
  • korek. if 3mos na at wala nakapansin, improve ur CV.
    alarcon69hannahkesh
  • @hannahkesh try mo lagay Singapore address at singapore mobile number sa linkedin at Jobstreet. Baka kasi nakikita nila na you're not staying at SG. Mas prioritzed kasi ng recruiter yung mga nasa SG na especially kung immediate hiring.
    hannahkesh
  • @hannahkesh try mo lagay Singapore address at singapore mobile number sa linkedin at Jobstreet. Baka kasi nakikita nila na you're not staying at SG. Mas prioritzed kasi ng recruiter yung mga nasa SG na especially kung immediate hiring.
  • @hannahkesh kailangan 3yrs exp sa inapplyang work. di pwede kahit ano dito. and also wala din work na madaling applyan sa sobra ng naghahanap ng work dito.

    nasa sayo parin yan kung gusto mo tumuloy dito. swertihan lang din kasi dito..
    hannahkesh
  • Share ko lang experience ko para siguro magkaron ng konting hope yung mga job seekers naten na nagbabasa ng site na to. Ex-ofw ako sa SG, I stayed ng halos 6 years sa SG and then I decided na umuwi ng Pilipinas last March of 2017. Bilang breadwinner ako, hindi pede na wala ako work so I decided na maghanap ng work sa Manila and fortunately nakahanap naman. Yung salary ko sa SG and dito sa Manila eh wala naman pinagiba except lang syempre since andito ako sa Pinas at Filipino ako, may tax ako. Ok naman na sana yung work ko sa Pinas, ang nagpapasakit lang ng loob ko is yung tax na napakalaki hence nagdecide ako na bumalik sa sg at maghanap ng work ulet. Nagstart ako magsend ng applications ko online ng June 2017 and sobrang hirap makareceive ng tawag hindi kagaya noon na madali lang. May mga tumatawag naman and nagrereply pero kapag nalalaman nila na nasa Pinas na ako for good, hindi na nila ako tinatawagan ulet. Pero di ako nawalan ng pag-asa. So ang ginawa ko, I changed my strategy. Hindi na ako nagsend ng application sa ibang job sites and nagfocus lang ako sa pag-aapply sa LinkedIn. Kapag meron ako nakita na opening na akmang akma sa skill set ko, inaapplyan ko. On top of that, shempre since nagfocus ako sa LinkedIn, I also send out message dun sa mga nag-post ng ad sa LinkedIn discussing my interest sa post nila and yung mga experiences ko and skills na sa tingin ko makakatulong sa Organization nila. In short, mas kinapalan ko ang mukha ko. To make the long story short, nakakuha ulet ako ng work sa SG and pabalik na ako this coming September 2018. Take note, hindi ako gumastos papuntang SG for interviews and di ako gumamit ng address and phone number sa SG. Ginamit ko yung address ko and number ko dito sa Pinas. All my interviews were scheduled via webex kasi sobrang laki ng Company na napasukan ko and I am very blessed dahil butas ng karayom ang pinasukan at nilabasan ko para makuha lang tong work na to...I think, prayers ang nakatulong talaga ng malupit sa akin. Wala ako ginawa kundi magnovena kay Nazareno, St Jude, Rosary everyday para makuha ko tong work na to. Prayers can really move mountains and sobrang bait ng Panginoon dahil ibibigay nya talaga ang hiling ng puso mo basta nananalig ka lang.

    So mga job seekers, kapit lang. Wag mawalan ng pag-asa. Andian ang Panginoon para tulungan tayo sa kung ano man ang hinihingi ng kalooban naten.

    PS.

    Yung work ko po is into IT Project Management. I am a certified IT Project Manager sa MNC dito sa Pinas. Ang work experience ko sa SG is Telco and Bank pero IT Project Manager po ang posisyon ko. I have 10 years relevant experience sa Project Management and lots of certifications that I have acquired and earned during the course of my career. I ensured na before ako sasabak sa SG, I have to be internationally competitive. I did that by gaining and acquiring the experiences and skill sets that I need in order for me to stand out. Hindi rin ako nag-apply sa mga position na alam ko na hindi ako qualified. Nag-apply lang ako sa mga posisyon na sa tingin ko pasok ang skill set ko. I prayed and prayed and prayed and prepared really well for my interviews. I remember during my final interview with the Asia Pacific Head and the VPs last June, I was hired on the spot. Prayer at Kapit kay Nazareno ang pinanghawakan ko.
    carpejemhannahkeshJb2018buBbles
  • @nana_cum_vexana after mo mareceive yung job offer ano na next step na pinagawa sayo? may inaantay din kasi akong JO gusto ko lang malaman. Dito rin ako sa PH.
  • edited August 30
    @saxoreca Kasabay nung Contract ko to sign and submit via Email is yung EP Form na need ko rin i-accomplish for my pass application. So after ko mag-sign ng Contract and i-accomplish yung EP Form, I submitted all of the documents na required ko i-sign and then yung documents na need for the EP Application. Ang hiningi lang is Photocopy of my Passport, Transcript and Diploma. I submitted all of that Friday Morning, then my EP Application was processed that same day. After 12 days, I got my EP Approval. So I signed and submitted everything on August 10. My EP Application was submitted by the Company on August 10 as well then got my approval August 22. After my pass approval, I was contacted by the relocation service provider that will handle all my relocation activities to Singapore which includes the shipping of my things and air tickets going to SG. Sinagot ng Company ko lahat ng gastos to have me relocated in Singapore though I will be shouldering the SG-MNL Ticket since I will be going out of the Philippines as a tourist. Hope this helps.

    Just to give you a heads up, mas matagal yung panahon na pinag-intay ko para makakuha ako ng Job Offer kesa yung process ng approval ng pass ko. I was hired on the Spot last June 18. Sinabi nila by that time na tanggap na ako and then they will contact me for a Job Offer. After a week, Friday to be exact, nag-email and tumawag HR na pina-process pa rin nila yung Job Offer ko and please give them some time since they need to acquire the required approvals for the offer. I got my Job Offer last July 16. Job Offer pa lang po yun, wala pang contract. Then I signed the Offer and then after 3 weeks got my Contract together with the EP Application form tapos ayun po Pass Application then Approval. Ngayon nasa stage na po ako ng relocation and hanap ng matitirahan sa SG, Kung malaking company po yan, medyo matagal po talaga ang waiting time para sa JO kasi may proseso pa po ng approval sa salary and benefits na hiningi mo sa Company. I negotiated po kasi sa salary ko kasi maganda rin po kasi yung work ko sa Pinas.

    Don't worry, lalabas din po yung JO mo. After that, sobrang dasal ang gawin mo for the Pass Approval. Ako talaga nung mga days na nagiintay ako ng pass approval ko, sobrang sobrang sobrang sobra yung pagdadasal ko na wala maging problema dahil naghigpit na sila sa processing ng EP ngayon hindi kagaya nung 2010-2016, 3 days lang approved na EP ko, ngaun 12 days na. S-Pass medyo mas madali kasi need lang na tama yung sueldo mo sa dineclare na posisyon ng Company sa pass application mo at syempre yung quota ng company. Usually ang nagiging issue sa S-Pass Application is sueldo and quota unlike EP, andami nilang kailangan i-investigate. I hope na maging ok yung sayo. Just Pray po :)
    hannahkesh
  • Hi @kabo thank you po for the advise. I think I need to revise my CV considering na there's a lot of competitors especially the locals. Thanks once again
  • Hi @kiyoki very insightful advise. Indeed, it takes courage and determination to achieve our goals. So inspiring naman ng journey ninyo. Lucky enough kasi siguro in demand yung IT sa SG ngayon, compared to other jobs like mine. Pero i will still try. Thanks once again
  • Hi @isorn4x will do po. Try and try lng talaga. Will make sending CV's as my hobby na. Who knows
  • Hi @Vincent17 thanks po sa advise. If I may ask, do you have any idea kung ano yung in demand work ngayon sa SG? Thank you po in advance.
  • Hi @nana_cum_vexana wow this is really an inspiring insight from you. Grabe. Prayers can really move mountains talaga. Will surely take all the advises from you. Really appreciate your time and effort sharing your experience to us-aspiring job hunters in SG. Kudos to your determination and patience po
  • edited August 30
    Hi @hannahkesh Thanks din po sa oras na binigay nyo para basahin yung reply ko po sa thread nyo. Ang maipapayo ko lang po sa inyo is to apply via LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Efinancial Careers SG. I tried Jobstreet, Indeed, Jobsdb, Monster and other sites po for job hunting, wala po ako natanggap na tawag. Lahat po ng interviews ko via LinkedIn po ako nagapply. Nagkakaron po ako ng interviews kapag naka-easy apply yung job ad and kapag tao yung nagpost nung ad kasi after ko mag-apply, nagsesend din ako ng personal message sa LinkedIn dun sa nagpost. Kaka-check ko lang sa LinkedIn ngayon, dami openings for Customer Service. Gandahan mo lang profile mo sa LinkedIn. Tyaga lang and Dasal. :)
    hannahkesh
  • Hi @nana_cum_vexana thank you po talaga. You are very helpful. Will definitely do that po:)
  • @nana_cum_vexana thank you for sharing your experience. 1 week nako nagaantay ng JO pero wala padin sya kaya medyo napapaisip ako baka kako nagbago isip nung employer hehe.

    German company sya and malaki rin business nila, may branch din dito sa PH kaya siguro matagal paglabas ng JO.
    Kala ko same dito sa PH na mabilis lumabas JO.

    btw, Thank you again for your response and it really helps me.
  • @nana_cum_vexana nagemail sakin ngayon yung employer still working padaw yung salary proposal, buti nalang may update medyo kinakabahan kasi ako baka kako nagbago isip nila hehe.
  • edited August 31
    2. Usually nagke-cater sila sa lokal kasi madami rin silang customers na galing China so usually bilingual CS. try mo ibang customer care aside from real estate.
    3. Pwede kang hindi palabasin ng PH IO or papasukin ng SG IO depende sa sitwasyon. Bring necessary documents. Kung may kamag-anak ka like asawa sa sg bawas yung chances mo maharang, dalhin mo lang marriage cert.
    4. within 3 weeks ang sabi ni MOM, kung more than 3 weeks tapos napalitan to "pending - going through vetting agencies" (parang ganon) ay para mag-verify ng papeles mo; mas matagal pa yung hintay.
    5. Padala po sa online as in lahat ng pwede mong maapplyan go lang. Upsell mo sarili mo what makes you stand out from the rest of CS people (wag mo lang ipagmalaki yung neutral accent baka sensitive sila). Hanap din nila dito yung mga hindi na kailangan idaan sa training at sabak agad. Siyempre dasal na hindi manghinayang loob. :)
  • @saxoreca German Company din yung saken kaya don't worry and don't fret, matagal talaga lumabas ang JO. Sa akin nga halos 1 month and a half ang inantay ko para ibigay nila saken yung JO ko. Kapag MNC kasi medyo matagal talaga ang process kasi yung approval manggagaling pa sa head office sa Germany. Relax lang po kayo and once na lumabas na JO and yung Contract mo tuloy tuloy na process. Sabihan mo ako kapag papunta ka na SG, kitakitz tayo baka mamaya pareho pala tayo ng Company. PM mo saken kung anung company ka :) Good Luck po and God Bless.
  • Hello Hello! i just signed up here in. and trying to explore SG for opportunity and submitting applications in jobsrtreet.com.sg habang andito pa sa Pinas, most of the feed back, PR and singaporan ang preferred ng client or company. pero tyaga lang. the more applications sent, the more chance.
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