Interesting thread at Sammyboy's Kopitiam, on the state of lifelong learning and employment, especially for those aged 40 and above, in Singapore. Perhaps we need to adopt the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.
Before the PAPPY govt launched the life long learning campagine, I have alread started my own life long learning since 1982. Till now. I am holding the following qualifications :-.
1. Diploma in Admin Management -UK. (IAM)
2. Diploma in Marketing -UK, (CIMUK).
3. City & Guild - Date Processing- UK.
4. MBA (Marketing)- UK.
5. MBA (Finance) -Aust.
Due to my age now, I can hardly find a decent job and one my friend, age 35, holding a ACCA, still jobless for 2 years.
Losers like you should wake up to the fact that having a string of letters after your name is no guarantee of career success...esp when such "qualifications" from from instititutions of no repute ! Take heart that for every one of you griping and blaming the PAP for their personal shortcomings, another 2-3 other Singaporeans are quietly doing well..getting promoted, buying cars and homes.
In a fast moving economic landscape, there will be winners and losers. The gahmen of the day can only show you where the water is..you have to learn how to drink. No doubt there is a high proportion of farking losers wasting their time complaining on this forum. The reality is out on the streets...winners are everywhere.
Instead of blaming the PAP and foreign workers, ask yourself honestly why you have not been able to get a job. Take a long close look in the mirror.
He's reached his use-by date. It's the same the world over.
When you reach 50, the 20+ years of experience is considered to be a hindrance rather than an asset to any potential employee. It like mileage on a second hand car.
Employees, especially those in middle management positions, should start planning to achieve financial independence while they're earning relatively good salaries in their late 20s and early 30s.