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  • Shxmy's Avatar
    13 posts since Jun '16
    • Been searching and sending out over 100 applications already but still no job... Why is it so hard to find a decent job with a decent salary that matches your education nowadays? Makes me feel as though my local diploma from a local polytechnic is useless. Anyone facing the same shitty situation as me?

      Edited by Shxmy 21 Jun `16, 9:08PM
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    FireIce's Avatar
    260,521 posts since Dec '99
    • r u looking at the right places?

      r ur expectations too high?

      r u finding positions that u are really suitable for?

       

       

       

      ask not what the world can do for u

      but what u can do for the world

  • Shxmy's Avatar
    13 posts since Jun '16
    • Hmm

      Edited by Shxmy 21 Jun `16, 10:04PM
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      r u looking at the right places?

      r ur expectations too high?

      r u finding positions that u are really suitable for?

       

       

       

      ask not what the world can do for u

      but what u can do for the world

      Hi fireice,

      I've been looking through JobStreet, indeed, LinkedIn, stjobs, agencies, etc for graphic designing jobs. I feel that my expectations aren't high because at least a $2k for diploma full time job isn't too much right? I have previous experience in designing, a portfolio and a recent employee even told me my works "look good" but eventually after emailing and texting multiple times to ask for the outcome she told me that I wasn't shortlisted. 

       

      I'm worried now because I have a 3 month gap of unemployment and if I take up some random job I will be back to square 1 eventually and drifting further away from my goal.

  • Mihkyal's Avatar
    9 posts since Apr '12
    • Have you applied through the Job Bank? Give it a try. There are plenty of employers looking for people. If you have to, adjust your salary expectations. Sometimes it takes time to get the right match. Persever on. 

  • Needhelp2016's Avatar
    52 posts since Mar '16
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    popikachu's Avatar
    16,111 posts since Dec '06
    • Originally posted by Shxmy:

      Hi fireice,

      I've been looking through JobStreet, indeed, LinkedIn, stjobs, agencies, etc for graphic designing jobs. I feel that my expectations aren't high because at least a $2k for diploma full time job isn't too much right? I have previous experience in designing, a portfolio and a recent employee even told me my works "look good" but eventually after emailing and texting multiple times to ask for the outcome she told me that I wasn't shortlisted. 

       

      I'm worried now because I have a 3 month gap of unemployment and if I take up some random job I will be back to square 1 eventually and drifting further away from my goal.

      when you applied job, do you meet their criteria? things like, education, related expereince, salary or even location? 

      also, you dont only need to work for others, you can always do free lance, graphic design should be able to... i mean at least try to find something to do since the only thing you are doing now is sending resume and prolly free... you never know it might just work out for you

      Edited by popikachu 31 Aug `16, 4:23AM
  • Hhaawke's Avatar
    10 posts since Sep '16
  • Needhelp2016's Avatar
    52 posts since Mar '16
    • Just hav to keep trying and persevere. Someone with a bachelor of science can't even get employed in the public sector due to mental health history, and the private sector is not like the Givernment sector when you can walk so free and spend government money or donations organizing evnts just llike an event organizer. Further your studies with masters in counselling so that at least you can do jobs in mental health industries that requires a relevent certification instead of theat bachelor of science that is only as good as a diploma for peer work. Unless of course you intend to do medicine.

  • JSh's Avatar
    11 posts since Oct '16
  • Beijaflor3000's Avatar
    4 posts since Nov '16
    • I understand all the problems here perfectly.  In my case im considered too old.  Anything over 40 it seems need to lie in the coffin already!

  • Lee-Than's Avatar
    10 posts since Nov '16
  • Seo.asia's Avatar
    70 posts since Dec '16
    • The population in SG is increasing,ang all of them are competing to each other.

      You need to give your best and make sure that you have those characteristics that every company wants to their employees.

  • ValueEssay's Avatar
    10 posts since Jan '17
    • Singapore poor population is 10 girls to 9 guys.

      so there should not be a reason why u are single

  • Anthony8888's Avatar
    10 posts since Jan '17
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