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singapore offer salary negotiation??

 
bhaskar vijay
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Hi recently i got call from a consutant for J2EE requirent for their client in singapore. Before doing any interview they r asking what is ur expected package in singapore.I have 4 yrs exp, how much i can ask them.Pls let me know the singapore job market for J2EE professionals.
 
Arjun Shastry
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Throw the ball in their court.
Tell them you are not aware how much Software Engineer in Singapore with 4 years of exp. earns.So they will give some figure.Then you can compare that salary with your current salary.Also you can check on Monster/or Singapore realted job sites and get back to them.
Instead of hearing 'No' from their side,you can say 'Yes/No' to them.
[ October 04, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
 
Mark Herschberg
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I second Arjun's comments.

FYI, Singapore is a modern nation with a relatively high cost of living. Housing is extremely expensive there. If I took a job there, I would probably expect them to provide housing (or if they don't be sure to do some pricing of housing and commute costs--you definately won't have a car there).

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Fred Grott
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ahem Mark Singapore a nation? Most Chineese would take that as an insult
 
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by Fred Grott:
ahem Mark Singapore a nation? Most Chineese would take that as an insult


Uh, yeah, they're a nation. I've been there and have many friends from there. it's a great place and an economic powerhouse in southeast Asia.

(Are you thinking of Tawian, which the PRC still considers a rouge province?)

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Krishna Mohan V
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Hi,

As a four year experienced software professional, you can ask between 4000(least) Sing Dollars to 6000 (max) Sing Dollars per month.
Note that 1 USD ~= 1.7 SD,
As far as I know, there will be 15% tax in your income.
If you are getting suppose 4000 SD per month, You can save around 2000 SD.
and Regarding housing, you can get a flat starting from 900 SD.If You are a bachelor, you can go for sharing.
For transportation, you can take a bus or train. Its cheap.

Regards
Krishna Mohan.
 
Vijayendra V Rao
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Even I think 4000 Singapore dollars to 6000 is an ideal figure to quote.

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Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Fred Grott:
ahem Mark Singapore a nation? Most Chineese would take that as an insult


Did you get it mixed up with Taiwan, may be?
 
Rajan Chinna
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Even I think 4000 Singapore dollars to 6000 is an ideal figure to quote.


Is it true a experenced java professional can earn 4-6k in s'pore....?
I notice the head hunters not approaching u if u quote above 4k.....and also most of the jobs r short term basis contract 3/6 months....

Does anybody have other opinions???
 
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by Rajan Chinna:


Is it true a experenced java professional can earn 4-6k in s'pore....?
I notice the head hunters not approaching u if u quote above 4k.....and also most of the jobs r short term basis contract 3/6 months....

Does anybody have other opinions???


I agree with what Rajan is saying here. I have a similar experience.

rgds,
- Manish
 
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:


Did you get it mixed up with Taiwan, may be?


Taiwan is a nation, though the communist Chinese rebel government on the mainland thinks otherwise (remember that the communists drove out the people now ruling Taiwan in a revolution, not the other way around).

The confusion here may be with Hong Kong which is indeed not a nation and never was.
It used to be a UK colony, and is now part of communist China.
 
Helen Thomas
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"Even Singapore , a country the size of a piece of snot, can swagger around to criticise Taiwan at the United Nation."

Chen Tan Sun , Taiwans foreign minister attacking Singapore's criticism of the island's desire for independence.
 
Saliya Jinadasa
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Hi,

I have worked in Singapore for more than 6 years. It is very difficult to get a salary of 4k there if you don't have any experience in Singapore. Probably you can go for 3k-3.5k salary. Again it all depends on what consultants are willing to offer you.

regards
Saliya
 
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