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Dear all,

I am working in Singapore in Media domain (Content Management) and my total Java experience is 8 years. I have been applying for Banking jobs (Java/JEE)
since long time and not receiving even interview calls.

- Is it because I do not have banking experience?
- Is it because the market condition is still bad?

I would like to know your views on this especially from fellow people working in Singapore and in banking domains.

 
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how long have you been trying?
 
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Sachin Dere wrote:how long have you been trying?



I am trying from the past 2 months, loosing hope day by day
 
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In general, I noticed that in Sydney too that the banking/insurance sectors favored candidates with prior Banking/Insurance experience. It took me a while to break into it. It might be an idea to get some assignments via a consulting company who has banking clients, and then have that listed on your resume. To be honest, I didn't see why this big fuss is about. If the market is good, then it is much easier.If you were to work on trading platform, then it is a different story. Keep at it, you will get there.
 
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Thanks for the reply Arulk. However as you said if market is good, we can get into any domain. But, Singapore is different, since it is having very limited scope for IT jobs. My resume didn't get shortlisted because I haven't worked on 'web 2.0', in fact, I worked on JSTL, AJAX, JavaScript, JQuery, XML, XPath etc etc. I failed to convince employer that 'web 2.0' is just jargon and not a software or framework. This is just one example about how things works here.

Salary is another issue here. Maximum is S$ 4500. Employers try to get people between S$ 3000 - S$ 4000. Instead of recruiting people for higher salary, they rather prefer to recruit less experienced candidates and gives them training. I don't see much growth in terms of career and skill. If this continues for another couple of years I will surely go back to India. Until then I keep trying my luck

Most of the employers prefer people who can speak Mandaran. If I see any requirement for Mandarin speaking people, then I know my resume will not get shorlisted eventhough all other criterias exactly match

 
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