First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online AJ and can you provide us with some background information on yourself?
i am a 36 year old Singaporean lady and earned my Economics degree and MBA from a top-notched business school. My last drawn was between $300,000 to $400,000 per annum.
What was your last occupation and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and also your job search experience?
Been in finance industry (doing the same thing) for 15 years. Unemployed for 18 months. Initially, frustrating and embarrassing. Now more of frustrating and angry (especially after the MOM 2015 statistics). I must also add that I applied to all government and government related organizations (Temasek, GIC, MAS, Ministry of Finance), and the local banks (OCBC, UOB and DBS) but am faced with repeated rejections or was simply ignored. Not too sure what MAS and Ministry of Finance mean when they say they are looking to develop a strong Singaporean core for the finance industry (and in fact every industry). –
See more at: http://www.transitioning.org/2016/02/18/36-year-old-banker-who-used-to-earn-300000-to-400000-per-annum-frustrated-at-labour-policies/#sthash.df7qsGlA.dpuf.. Also read 38-year-old ex-civil servant used to earn $8500 now works in Cambodia for half the salary Depressed Singaporean banker jobless for a year after forced to resign by foreign superior - See more at: http://www.transitioning.org/2016/02/18/36-year-old-banker-who-used-to-earn-300000-to-400000-per-annum-frustrated-at-labour-policies/#sthash.df7qsGlA.dpufThere is hope that more Sinkies will face the same fate before real change can take place.