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Anyone has experience landing a job in Singapore? Are they accepting foreign applicants now? (I heard they stopped accepting a while ago bc of covid). Is LinkedIn the best site to find/apply for positions? What’s the work culture like over there? TIA!!❤️

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I worked across SEA for the last 3 years and grew up in Singapore. I think it is VERY hard as a foreigner to get a job in Singapore now. They are accepting foreigners selectively but the bigger issue is getting a company willing to sponsor you because they have quotas and go through a lot of additional paper work for you. MBB does not accept any non singaporeans at all for Singapore office FYI

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Thanks for the info, good to know. I’m an expat in Mgmt Cons in SEA at a Big 4, how does this extend to Big 4 Strategy and 2nd Tiers regarding locals vs expats? Haven’t met our strategy consulting team so unsure what their mix is

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Not Singapore but considering a move to Tokyo (transfer) so following to hear perspectives about moving to and working in Asia!

So I don’t speak Japanese 😬 but I’ve actually already been here for just under a year on a project (as expat). Curious to continue the work and to continue experiencing the country but wary of all other factors. What kind of barriers kept you away?

Singaporean work culture isn’t great. Long hours , a lot of ass covering and abusive clients. The money is great though if you’re not super junior. In Japan as others have said don’t underestimate the language and culture

OP - are you just looking to move to Asia in general? What’s the motivation? As far as I know, you’d likely take a relatively big pay cut if any level below manager equivalent (Tokyo or Singapore). I’ve been lucky to work at a relatively international client with a lot of expats in higher levels in Japan, so the super hierarchical-ness of traditional asian work cultures didn’t affect me as much. (I’m also asian btw) Therefore, I’d THINK you might not face as much of the stereotypical Asian work culture if you work for a relatively multi-national company with many other expats among its ranks.

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