Currently Singapore has job openings, however all the jobs require either Citizens of Singapore, or PRs. Sometimes companies asking for Mandarin speaking people. Companies including job consultants are not interested to sponsor employment pass now a days here. The exceptional case is if you have specialized skill set, the chances are more for job. But with normal J2EE skill its almost close to impossible to get a job in Singapore from India.
I will try to answer your questions
1. How is the job market there?
A. Jobs are only for Singaporeans and PRs. EP sponsorship is difficult unless you have specialized skill set.
Take a look at JobsDB, almost all jobs require Singaporeans or PRs.
2. What is the normal working hours? (I have heard ppl saying that in Singapore one is expected to work for atleast 12 hrs/day).Is it true?
A. Dependes on company. However be prepare mentally and physically to work more than 12 hrs a day with no additional pay.
3. What salary can i expect(given my exp)?
A. You can expect 4k. Also depends on how desperate you are willing to come here. I recommend you accept the offer if you get any even with less salary since you are single. Things are getting better.
4. Is the background verification(both work-related and studies related) similar to that of India?
A. If you have genuine education and experience no need to worry. Otherwise, no comments
5. Finally, what are the living costs there? like how much i will need as a bachelor like for eg. SG$2000 pm etc.
A. For bachelor living approximate monthly expenses here,
You can share a room with aircon approax. $500
Others depends on your lifestyle.
These are the basics.
Hope this information helps.
Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
http://sai-surya-talk.blogspot.com, I believe in Murphy's law.
An immigration consultant recently said he can get an EP for me..But once I get an EP I need to be in Singapore and search for a job..If i am able to get an EP will it be possible to get a job in Singapore..?Any thoughts on this..
Helping hands are much better than the praying lips
No ! Currently i am staying with my present job in India only as this is the BEST and SAFEST option as of now because the
US economy still needs to improve and the IT industry also inturn.
I would suggest the same for you too !
Let me know if you need further information
Joined: Jul 28, 2009
Thanks for suggestion. But in my case i have been working last 5 year in the same organisation (its MNC). So no improvement. so i want to change. do you have any idea or link to put my resmue over there to see the response.
One more quick question, how long peroid will take to good oppty? any idea.
Joined: Aug 10, 2008
I can understand your situation very well. It will be really very disheartening to work in the same company for 5+ years
without any improvement.
But as said earlier, since the market situation is still not that better, we have to stick around in our current job atleast till
the year end
We should be really happy that atleast we are in a better position than others who have been laid off or searching for a job
You can post your updated resume in naukri,monster etc for receiving calls etc
Regarding time for the economy to rebound .. hmm
Sadly, i cant give you any concrete dates in this regard
Let us expect for a better future and things will be back on track.
In the mean time, let us polish our skills and be better equipped when the sun shines again !
I think things are on right track now. I knew it's a wise decision to chose on.
Does any one have idea on last updates on this. I think market seems good now and boosting day by day in India how about this in S'pore?
I am 5+ exp in Java/J2EE with SCJP, SCWCD, IBM SOA Associate. And have plans to move there down the line in 3-4 months?
Any recommendations from any one here would be really appreciated.
As it's booming in India similar is the case in Singapore too. If you looking for a job there then you should first check for companies that you would like to interviewed and then plan your proceedings. I would recommend you to consult some consultants as they would be able be provide a better picture about the industry there and also help you select a company that would suit you the most. They would also help you to get your papers for the job applications done in a proper and a better way. Good luck!
For what it's worth, it seems that the mobile app & game development industry is growing pretty fast in Singapore. Unfortunately, Java qualifications tend to be less relevant in this domain, but it might be worth a shot if you're game (pardon the pun!) to go into this type of software development.
You'll probably see a lot of Java work relating to government / defence-related contracts, but (as noted above) many of these jobs require Singapore citizenship or PR status. I spent the last 3+ years doing this, and in my opinion the work challenge was very interesting and the financial compensation was very good (relative to other software jobs in Singapore).