A man not able to find a job for almost two years took to social media asking netizens for advice. His situation became unbearable after a girl who wanted to date him left when she found out he was unemployed.

In a post to popular confessions page SGWhispers on Tuesday (May 10), the man wrote that he had been searching for a supply chain or procurement job for almost two years. He added that he applied in various industries such as construction, engineering, manufacturing, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and even education, but was of no avail.

“I have attended a few interviews where they will tell me they will get back to me but won’t get back. Some Low balled (sic) me and [due] to my current financial situation I will be agreeing to what they are offering but yet they won’t select me”, he wrote.

In his post, he explained that he had many friends who were with him when he had a stable job. However, when he lost his job, most did not keep in touch and cut ties with him. He also said that a girl who wanted to date him cut contact when she found out he was unemployed.

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“I know people will only be with you when they need something from you”, he wrote.

The man explained that he needed a job urgently because his personal savings were used up. He said he planned to take up a temporary position while he applies for full-time ones, but said that a friend told him if he does so, “the hiring manager and HR in the future company will scruntize (sic) me based on that and will not select me”.

He asked netizens for advice on how to find jobs better.

Here’s what they said:

In February, the resident unemployment rate fell to 3 per cent from 3.1 per cent in January, while the citizen unemployment rate dipped to 3.2 per cent from 3.3 per cent previously.

The unemployment rates are now back to around pre-Covid-19 levels, said MOM in its monthly unemployment situation statistics.

A total of 71,700 residents, of whom 65,000 are citizens, were unemployed in February.

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In an announcement in April, the Manpower Ministry said it expects the unemployment rates to fluctuate around this level depending on the prevailing economic situation going forward. /TISG