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Finding a job in 2017. Is it harder?

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  • Honestly napakahirap mag hanap ng work sa Singapore ngayon at hindi 2017 ang tamang year na maghanap ng work. Pero pwede paring i try pero napakaliit ng chance na may mag reply, minsan kasi swertehan lang din.
  • @paopo21

    Thanks for replying! If not 2017, then what would be the best year po in your opinion? :)

    Altho I think we might still give it a try. Hopefully we are lucky enough to land a job. *crossed fingers*
    mayumi_matatag
  • not easy, pero with the right skills and knowing your strengths and how to play your card may mga malalaki pa din ang chance.
  • Hi @tambay7 thanks so much! You don't know how much your positive words mean to me. Nakakalakas ng loob magtry ng magtry. Thank you! Will do our best and we will keep you updated with our results. Whew.
  • Iba't iba po ang swerte natin sa buhay. Di po natin malalaman yun kung inde natin susubukan, Ganun po talaga ang buhay dito sa earth, hehehe .........
  • edited December 2016
    @AhKuan Haha oo nga po eh. Hoping and praying and also claiming na din na ang swerte ko ay nasa SG. :D It may be very hard, but I know we'll make it. :) #YanAngSpirit lol
  • Halos lahat ng company sa Singapore nag tatangalan pati company ko. Hindi ko masasabi kung kelan ang best year na mag apply. Pero at least may idea ka na sa situation ng Singapore economy ngayon. You can try parin kasi dalawa kayong maghahanap na trabaho baka isa sa inyo swertehin or kayong dalawa ang swertehin. Goodluck nalang sa inyo.
  • @qwaszx prepare mo lang sarili mo, financial at lalo na emotional..
  • @qwaszx Since I'm seeing positive vibes in you, eto lang masasabi ko: kahit di masyadong malakas ang economy ng Singapore sa ngayon, madami pa ring companies ang hiring especially MNCs (multinational corporations). Mas mahirap, oo siguro. Pero yung chance e laging andyan.

    Believe in yourself and ALWAYS PRAY. Wala nang mas magandang panahon kundi ngayon :smile:
  • edited December 2016
    @qwaszx, @arvs0z, @reyven, @AhKuan

    Tama lahat ng sinabi nila. Though taghirap ngayon sa SG, palagi namang may demand. Basta maximise mo lang stay mo dito. Wag magsasayang ng oras.

    If it's for you, malay mo. Hindi mo malalaman if di mo susubukan.

    Palakasin ko lang loob mo, early this February, nagtry din kami ng GF ko dito sa SG. Despite of all the nega things na sinasabi ng mga tao samin, tinuloy pa din namin. Kasi iba yung nararamdaman namin sa sinasabi nila. Feeling namin para samin ang SG. Everything falls into the right places, yung perang panggastos, yung support ng family namin, mentally, emotionally and financially prepared kami kumbaga. Wala kami kakilala dito. So talagang we started from scratch. Malakas lang talaga loob namin, lalo na si GF. Haha.

    In the end, though there are few misfortunes na nangyari dahil kinailangan namin magexit at nahold kami ng immigration, in a span of 1.5 months, nagkawork kami parehas.

    Now, yung work namin parehas ay 5 days a week lang, ok ang pasweldo, may health insurance at magaan ang trabaho.

    Go lang. Basta wag kakalimutan ang plan B, para when everything else fails, may fallback ka.

    Good luck to you and your partner.

    mareeya_alexandria15wuunderkid
  • @paopo21 Hi! Thank so much for the heads up regarding sa Singapore economy ngayon.. Will keep that in mind. And thanks so much for the 'goodluck'. That means a lot. :)

    @reyven Thanks! Medyo okay naman financially. Will practice more on emotional nalang haha.

    @arvs0z Wow. Thanks so much for replying. Haha, you're right. Masyado akong positive na tao. Thanks! Will try more on MNCs din. Hindi naman kami nawawalan ng pagasa. Thank you!

    @jrdnprs Actually I have been following your posts here in pinoysg. Super nainspired din talaga ako dahil almost same tayo ng story. And you made it. So kakayanin din namin. Kahit pa gaano katagal. hehe. I know it might be different this year than last year but we are not losing any hope naman. In fact, cineclaim ko na nga. lol.

    Kita ko nga na hindi talaga smooth yung travel nyo. May mga aberya pa rin. Pero you managed to make it without any help kaya nakakainspire talaga. Ask ko lang san kayo nagstay? hehe.
  • edited December 2016
    @qwaszx , we rented a common room. Hindi kami naghotel. Super mahal ng hotel ee. Madami naman nagpapasublet dito kahit 1-2 mos lang. Buhay pa yung lumang PinoySG nun, dun kami nagstart. Almost naubos ko ata posts dun kakabasa.

    Luckily, hindi kami natanong ng IO regarding sa accomodation. Kaya nakalusot kahit walang hotel reservation. But mas ok if may ipapakita kasi nga ang higpit ng IO satin sa Pinas. Samantalang dito sa SG, on your first entry, iwewelcome ka with a smile. Pero pag nag exit ka na, dun na magsstart ang kalbaryo. Pero depende talaga sa matatapat na IO kung mainitin ulo or what. LOL. Yung iba nakakatatlong entry di nagkakaproblema.
  • @jrdnprs Haha ok thanks! Sayang di ko na naabutan lumang pinoysg. Pero kahit couple kayo pumunta madami padin tanong IO right? Whew. Kinakabahan ako pero nakaka excite din at the same time. Sana swertehin sa IO at sa trabaho.

    Lastly, yung common room po ba is you, your GF and others all together? Or kayo lang? And nakuha nyo na po ba yung room bago ba kayo umalis ng PH? Or dun na mismo pag dating? Haha. sorry. Medyo limited pa knowledge ko sa accomodations
  • edited December 2016
    @qwaszx, medyo madami tanong samin IO sa Pinas. Pero since legit naman na couple kayo, for sure same kayo ng isasagot sa tanong nila. Kaya wag masyado kabahan. Yung iba kasi nagpapanggap na couple kaya nahuhuli.

    Yung room is nakuha namin nung nasa Pinas pa kami. Pwede ka naman na kumausap ng mga nagpapatransient.

    Yung room is solo namin ni GF. Ang rent dito per room usually around $750-$1100 per month depende sa location, condo/hdb.


  • remember na bawal magpatransient sa mga HDB.. ung mga iba pinapatos na dahil ayaw magabono.

    pero for sure naman na makakahanap kayo ng matitirhan..
  • @jrdnprs Hi thanks and sorry for the late reply. Ngayon lang kasi kami ulit nagkatime magprocess ulit ng kung anu anu kasi kala namin hindi na matutuloy. Haha.
    @Vincent Hindi ko po masyado naintindihan. Sorry. Pano png bawal magpatransient? Paano po namin malalaman ano ang bawal? hehe.

    Hi. Nakakita po kami murang tickets sa tiger air. Kaso may ichecheck ka na "certified overseas Filipino worker" thing. So meaning po ba hindi kami pwede mag tiger air kasi mag apply palang kami as tourist? Balik Cebu pac nalang? hehe.

    Para po ba hindi maharang ng IO, pwede ba kami mag avail ng tours talaga with itinerary and everything sa legit na travel agency... pero hindi nalang kami uuwi sa return ticket. Or bad move ito since baka makakonti pa sya sa 30 days...

    Sorry dami nanaman tanong. I just want to be super ready po pagdating. Sayang kasi once in a life time lang ito for us
  • Hi @qwaszx

    1. Pwede kang mag book ng kahit anong airline going to SG. Make sure meron kang return ticket to PH. Usually 4 days ang pagitan.

    2. Make another email for job hunting purposes. Dun mo isave lahat ng impt files mo--- resumé, scanned certificates, tor, diploma, jpeg 1x1 photo, etc. You wont need to print it naman since online ka rin magpapasa.

    Pwede mo itago yung docs mo sa check in baggage. Ibalot mo sa towel.

    3. What are your experiences? Work exp ang labanan dito vs other applicants.

    4. PH IO- ACT LIKE A LEGIT TOURIST. Casual outfit, bring company ID (kung meron ka pa), cash (if ever kailanganin ng show money), and make sure na consistent ang sagot mo sa IO. You need to convince them that youre going here for vacation.

    Reserve a hotel room, yung pwedeng 'Pay in the hotel'. Print out mo, if hanapin ng IO ipakita mo.
  • Hi Ms. @mariel89

    I've been following your success stories and wanting to send you a personal message for so long na but for some reason hindi kita ma-PM, dunno why.

    Anyway, thanks for replying.

    I will make another email now na. Thanks so much.

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    just want to share our plan. Please please let me know po kung may mali or may maiimprove pa.

    1. magbook po kami ng ticket sa airyougotravels 3D2N Singapore tour w/ hotel airfare tours etc...
    2. Magtour nalang talaga kami kasi binayaran naman namin sya. and then yung flight pauwi di nalang kami sipot?
    3. Since may accommodation na kami dun na hotel, pwede habang nasa hotel kami dun nalang kami hanap ng flat na matutuluyan namin for the next 27 days? Mag apply na din kami online before and after the tours para sulit.
    4. pagdatng namin ng change airport bili ba kami agad ng SIM card para may mailagay na sa reusme?
    5. Kung madedelay lipad namin around july 20+ na kami makakaalis until august? May chances ba na freeze hiring na sa ibang companies?


    Sorry sobrang dami kong tanong. Gusto lang po talaga naming handa. hehe.
  • 1-2. Okay lang mag-tour habang nagjjob hunting. But remember, sa 30 days svp, ibawas mo dun public holiday/s and weekends--walang hr. Kung nabayaran nyo na, weekends kayo mag tour.

    3. Meron dito Accommodation section, hanap kayo ng walang 1 mo advance depo. Or pwede naman makipag negotiate sa main tenant.

    4. Yup, bili agad ng sim.

    5. Usually Dec-Jan ang freeze hiring dito.
  • Hi ma'am! Thanks again! Super appreciated!

    @Admin once told me na pwede magpabili ng SIM card sa friends para makapag apply habang nasa SG pa. Pero I also read online na kailangan ng passport para makabili ng sim sa Singapore? Possible pa din po ba makapag pabili? or pag dating nalang talaga kami bibili ng SIM?
  • This thread has been very helpful, will try my luck next year. Mas may edge ba sa application pag meron kang professional certification?
    wuunderkid
  • @qwaszx Yes, required ang passport pag bibili ng sim card, for security purposes. Pwede nman siguro magpabili sa friends, wala nmang limit ang pagbili ng sim card per passport.

    @rzaldua prc-issued license? Hmm i think, di yata. Unless you have license reciprocity. Work experience ang laban natin dito pagdating sa job hunting.
  • @mariel89 professional Microsoft certifications po, MCP/MCSA to be exact. My overall exp of IT related work would be 6 years next year. would it be a good foundation to apply na?
  • @mariel89 nung kayo po ba dito na kayo bumili sa sg ng sim? Or sa pilipinas palang may sim na kayo?

    Tapos i read sa one of your replies here sa forum na iniisa isa mo lahat ng fnb establishments tapos chat and call them inquiring kung meron pa silang quota for foreigners. Ginawa nyo po ba ito pagdating nyo sa sg? Pero pagdating nyo may mga list na kayo ng tatawagan or ichachat?

    Thanks po...
  • @qwaszx yes, sa changi airport ako bumili ng sim, after magpa money change hehe. And yes, chat and call ko mga establishments.

    @rzaldua not sure.better ask mga kabayan nating nsa IT industry
  • @mariel89 mag-isa ka lang po ba nagtravel? At may kakilala po ba kayo na tinuluyan nyo? or sariling sikap nyo po lahat? Wala po kasi kaming kakilala. Sugal talaga. but thanks for replying!
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    Question din po sana regarding sa IO, nagbabasa basa po ako ngayon sa internet and parang ang dami pong tourists na nahihirapan umalis pag bound for Singapore. Siguro nahahalataan talaga na maghahanap ng work - na yun naman kasi talaga.

    pero ask ko lang po, would it be helpful kung MNL-KUL-SIN ang kukunin namin na ticket? Bali may layover sya sa Malaysia? or it would make no difference din? Mapapamahal lang ako...

    haha. andami ko nang alam. andami ko nang nabasa at natanungan. pero parang kulang padin. haha thanks po
  • Nakitira ako sa bahay ng bf ko, tipid sa accom and food hehe. then lipat nko ngayon dahil nka sweldo na.

    Last yr, nag bakasyon ako, pinakita ko ticket ko sa PH IO-- MLA->SG, bus ticket SG->KL and plane ticket KL->MLA.

    @qwaszx
  • @mariel89 Ahh okay po so to begin with nariyan na po sa SG bf nyo po? Buti pa kayo. kami as in start from scratch pero hindi naman kami nawawalan pagasa.

    Bali po nagbakasyon na po kayo tapos bumalik kayo ulit Sg to find work? Hindi po ba kayo nahirapan sa IO sa pagbalik sa sg since 2nd time mo na sa country tapos magisa po kayo?

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    Tsaka yung sa e-xtend po pala, mejo confused lang, bakit po yung iba na-aapprove yung iba hindi? Ano po bang criteria dun para maaprove? Yung tulad ko po ba na 1st timer in sg na walang kakilala, may chances ma approve sa ganun? if ever?


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    Again super sorry for all the questions. Bibili na kasi kami ng ticket sa Tuesday haha.THANKS!!!!!!
  • @qwaszx

    Nasa diskarte mo yan kung pano mo gagandahan at consistent ang kwento mo sa PH IO hehe pagbalik ko this March, magisa lang ako, naia T1, male IO. tinanong san ako nagwwork, then pinakita ko company id ko (nasa akin pa since on call nman work ko hehe) and prc license ko. okay nman


    yung e-extend, usually dapat may sponsor ko, either epass holder, pr or local. merong na aapprove merong hindi. parang nabasa ko sa isang thread na mahirap mag exit pag nagtry mag e-extend.bka di ka magrant ng 30days svp.

    Wag mo isipin na mag eextend ka. Isipin mo yung future interviews and work pass application mo. Claim it hehehe
  • @mariel89

    Thanks so much! Tama po kayo, cineclaim ko na. Haha. Just want to be knowledgeable lang din sa mga process. Nung isang araw pa ako nagbabasa basa sa mom. Nakakahilo pero mas mahirap kasi kapag wala kang ka-alam alam. Planning to visit sg as tourist kami ng bf ko by july. Kaso tamad sya magbasa basa kaya super effort ako. haha. Wala kaming kakilala. Pero masissipag naman kami at sisiguraduhin naman naming darating kaming handa. Thanks so much for all your replies. Super duper appreciated!


    Pagdating nyo po ba sa sg, puro emails etc lang at calls ginawa nyo di ba? Pero once na nagkainterview na kayo, shempre meron kayong hard copy dapat. Accesible po ba mga internet shops sa Singapore or mga printing keme... haahah sorry dumb question.
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