Looking for a job

I recently moved to Singapore and upon arrival I started looking for a job. Now being at home, looking for a job with only recruiters, netflix, amazon box sets for company isn’t the most fun you can have. Therefore I decided I was going to see what was out there to amuse myself and maybe learn a few things. Singapore being the amazing place it is, has delievered this in spades! However, if you know of anyone looking for a role or is out of work then maybe use this as an inspiration to get out there and see what is about in the area?

Over the last 9 weeks, I have :

Exams

Passed the Basic driving theory test to convert my UK licence to a Singapore licence – $65

Studying towards AWS practitioner exam – Free

Conference attended

Google Cloud Platform – Free

Switch 2018 – Free

Servicenow Summit – Free

Classes attended through General Assembly –  https://generalassemb.ly/

Intro into UX design – Free

Talk on Cyber Security and trends – Free

Intro into Data Science – Free

Intro into Digital Marketing – Free

Intro into HTML and CSS coding – Free

Intro into Data Analytics – Free

Intro into Product Management – Free

Meet up groups – Meetup.com

The Art of War by Sun Tzu Learning Circle – Chapter 3: Strategic Offence – Free…and recommended

Business Networking – Free

Singapore’s Language & Culture Exchange – Free

Fitness

Swimming 600m per day

Muay Thai class once a week

Looking for a job sucks when you are stuck at home but if you just do a little digging you can find loads of things to do in your area to meet different people and get out and about instead of feeling isolated at home without a job.

 

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Hi,

Yesterday I went to the Google Cloud Summit in Singapore, I you have the chance to go to this free event in your area I would highly recommend going. Really amazing features and thinking around collaboration, ML and the cloud helping with your digital transformation.

I have put together a video showing how sheets can now be used to query data using natural language and ML and then using translate utalising AR to translate in real time. Really amazing features. I hope you like it.

Thankyou for visiting and I have a small favour to ask

Hi,

Firstly thankyou for visiting my blog. I set this up to try and show who I am and how I work rather than depending just upon a CV. However, I also wanted to share ideas so the community can grow by putting out my ideas then people can either use them or tweak them to possiblilty fit their situation better.

Now you are here, I have a small favour to ask. In August 2018 I am moving back to Singapore after living in the UK for 5 years with my wife. Therefore I will be looking for a job, ideal roles are something like:

Service Desk Manager

Service Improvement

Service Management

Or a role which tries to do with ITIL always sets out and that is to make IT work better with the business.

Using my videos you can get a flavour of how I try and manage teams and trending using my ServiceDesk Evolution webinar. Once I see trends I can then see how we could take them through problem management using Tribes. Finally, I also like to try and improve Servicenow and have put together some ‘Servicenow how to’ videos to show how things work so you might want to have a go or start firing ideas on how you could change your instance for the better.

Therefore if you are in Singapore or know anyone in Singapore looking out for someone to join their team then please feel free to pass on my details.

My personal situation is my wife is a Singapore citizen and I am awaiting a Singapore PR application but if this does not come through in time then I will be apply for a LTVP where I understand this would give me a 5 year visa for an empoyeer only needing to write a letter of consent for me to start working. My wife already has a job so we are commited to moving to back.

Thankyou

Andrew

Tribes

After watching How spotify works I thought the idea of tribes could be used for problem management aswell. When I have seen problem managment used, it always seems quite siloed so I wanted to turn that into a collabrative environment to try and solve the problem as a tribe.

I would really like to know what you think after watching, so please drop any comments or feedback.

This blog is all about making IT more user friendly by looking at ITIL, Service Management and everything else to make IT better. Please leave comments and tell me what you think, this is also an opportunity for me, to write down my ideas and get feedback from everyone to help me understand the subject better.