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    Hmm, I have been sort of "retrenched" since last June. U see, my ex-bosses asked me to do more and more ridiculous things like fix the office plumbing and electrical etc...I mean I was hired as a Asst Mgr, Project Consultant, definitely not in my scope of work to do all these "handyman" work...I guess it was their way of telling me to go...which I did, of course!

    Then eversince been unemployed. Like many of you, sent many letters but very few interviews.

    No, I am not picky, just unlucky! I wld be happy to do some work in political and economic analysis since I have a Masters of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies and was the inaugural scholar batch to graduate from Inst. of Defence and Strategic Studies. If anyone who has consultancy work in this area, pse let me know. I have done my Master's thesis on the 1990-1 Gulf War and will tell u abt this coming war!

    So, those of you with the right lobang out there, contact me at 96795776. Will work for money and food!

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    This would be a great idea...

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    after 7 months, i finally found a job. the pay is not wat i expected, the location is very far( i stay at bukit batok, work at tampines) but well, do i have a choice? the ecnonmy went from bad to worst(iraq war + sars).

    I'll work for 6 months and see how it goes.

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    Congrats man. U did not give up. Go for it and all the best!!!!

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    after 7 months, i finally found a job. the pay is not wat i expected, the location is very far( i stay at bukit batok, work at tampines) but well, do i have a choice? the ecnonmy went from bad to worst(iraq war + sars).

    I'll work for 6 months and see how it goes.
    That's great news indeed!

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    after 7 months, i finally found a job. the pay is not wat i expected, the location is very far( i stay at bukit batok, work at tampines) but well, do i have a choice? the ecnonmy went from bad to worst(iraq war + sars).

    I'll work for 6 months and see how it goes.
    Congratulations!
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    Me was jobless for 10 months. Imagine that I had to pay for my house and no money coming in! I finally got a job but still paying off the debt that I had run during that time.

    Don't give up. If you don't get any response after send a lot of resume, why not redo your resume? I occassionally interview contract workers and I found some of the things in the resume is, errrm, a turn-off.

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    Originally posted by jeff chen
    Hmm, I have been sort of "retrenched" since last June. U see, my ex-bosses asked me to do more and more ridiculous things like fix the office plumbing and electrical etc...I mean I was hired as a Asst Mgr, Project Consultant, definitely not in my scope of work to do all these "handyman" work...I guess it was their way of telling me to go...which I did, of course!

    Then eversince been unemployed. Like many of you, sent many letters but very few interviews.

    No, I am not picky, just unlucky! I wld be happy to do some work in political and economic analysis since I have a Masters of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies and was the inaugural scholar batch to graduate from Inst. of Defence and Strategic Studies. If anyone who has consultancy work in this area, pse let me know. I have done my Master's thesis on the 1990-1 Gulf War and will tell u abt this coming war!

    So, those of you with the right lobang out there, contact me at 96795776. Will work for money and food!
    Yeah, sometimes when the company ask you really to do rediculous things, or when your boss gets nasty, its time to go. It happened to me in my first job too.

    Nowadays, sometimes we really need to do things that are menial in our companies and it is getting to be the norm rather than an exception. I am a chemist but sometimes I would need to sweep the floor, help change the toilet roll for the auntie, run errands for my lab mates, fix computers..... and yes, I do plumbing and electrical work on top of my scientific duties!

    By the way, why don't you write unsolicited letters to DSTA or DSO, your kind of knowledge might be useful there. They may require people with strategic knowledge to advice on research directions. No opening in MINDEF?

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    Hi, may I know what sort of things written in a resume be a turn off? thanks... Need to know in case I need to find another job.

    Originally posted by Watcher
    Me was jobless for 10 months. Imagine that I had to pay for my house and no money coming in! I finally got a job but still paying off the debt that I had run during that time.

    Don't give up. If you don't get any response after send a lot of resume, why not redo your resume? I occassionally interview contract workers and I found some of the things in the resume is, errrm, a turn-off.

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Hi, may I know what sort of things written in a resume be a turn off? thanks... Need to know in case I need to find another job.

    for example under hobbies, don't state playing video game or surfing porn.

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Hi, may I know what sort of things written in a resume be a turn off? thanks... Need to know in case I need to find another job.
    Be specific. Highlight only the skills and experience that are relevant to the job you are trying to get.
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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    Hi, may I know what sort of things written in a resume be a turn off? thanks... Need to know in case I need to find another job.

    I am turned off if you don't

    Do a spell check!!!
    Look out for grammer mistake.
    Write and sound politely.

    Agree with roy, specific with what skills, experiences (local and overseas) and potential clients (directly or indirectly) you have to benefit the company.

    Over qualified get you nowhere ... so, don't over emphasize yourself.

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    To add on, don't try to boast too much on what you can do; the interviewer will know when they drill down during the interview. Have a clean and concise resume; don't write a 10 page thesis. Even > 3 pages is a little long...

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    i'm enjoying long vacation hehehe

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    my company is looking for developer for IBM rational...anyone interest?

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    have u thought of starting ur own business? U singaporean using S$, if dare enough...can start up business in Johor. Ur S$50k modal will become RM100k in Johor, which is very good.

    I am thinking of opening a photo shop near where I stay now. Nearby there is a university (www.utm.my), but already have more than 10 photo shops around. Still...3 times convocation a year is a pretty handsome business to photo shop. If can get business from uni (need to find contacts) then better.

    Anyone interested?
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