Thank you all who take the time to write to me.
I am presently looking for a sale job. I talk a lot so my friend say I maybe good in this line.
Camera or watch saleman, property, cook, travel industry.
Presently working in the airport but i do not like it just work for the sake for working and money.
Doing some freelance wedding photographer. Selling use film camera and camera bag (not bad for me)
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why don't change another country with different working culture? I work in Japan, China and Singapore, I a looking out for another country more suitable for my old age. Singapore seem like not for after 40s, I'm 30+ now, planning for my 40s
I have seem quite a number of people who joined the sales line and actually get promoted or good pay while trading some "life". I got a friend working in starhub as a seller, he quit the IT line when he was around 35 and now he is 37 and he is earning around 4 - 5k (with commision). He starts at 1.6k (with commision) and learn the jack of trade fast. For your info, he work like the whole month with 12hours each day and only took maximum of 3 days leave per month.
I am not suggesting anything to you as I only got 23year on earth which is shorter than you. But I do hope every bit of suggestion or information can help you along the way.
Scuba & Father... For Life
first thing in a sales job is to sell your abilities to the potential employer... if you can't do that, how do you expect your employer to trust you to sell the products to the customers?... I know some sales people, doesn't matter what they have to sell, they just need a little product knowledge and they can do well... and for some of these sales jobs, the basic pay might not be a lot and they make most of their money through sales commissions...
not trying to put you down or anything with what I have mentioned above, just some things to think about that might be useful... and don't let age stop you... youth is not necessarily an advantage in sales unlike some other jobs... for some sales positions, looking mature is useful as what you say can sound more convincing... use it as your advantage...
to begin a career as a cook at age 40+ is not advisable. to expect a salary of S$3k/month as a cook at age 40+ is not realistic.
--- the only constant is evolution and change ---
--- the only solution is adaptation ---
If not for the fact that I have specific skills, I would consider one of the best but overlooked jobs in S'pore - bus driver.
It's ideal for people in mid-career (over 40, more patience). You get to meet lots of people daily, have a chance to be out there and see life on the streets. You drive a specific route in air-con comfort. I know a bus driver who sent 2 of his kids to the US for studies. It's basically iron rice-bowl.
SBS is so short-handed they have resorted to hiring mainlanders. As a S'porean, u have an advantage over them, u can speak a few languages and know the heartland better.
I think with globalisation, gone are the days with big salaries. If you are not willing, someone somewhere will take your job for less pay.
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