The Philippine Consulate of Macau is not encouraging Filipinos to apply for work while on their tourist visas as stated by the Philippine Consul General Lilybeth R. Deapera on her interview on Macau Daily Times published on August 27, 2015. According to her, Filipinos could be more vulnerable to potential abuse from either the employers or agencies. Furthermore, she mentioned that it is important to go through the proper way as some of them lack the necessary training.
It is common knowledge that some Filipinos come to Macau to look for a job and some opt for applying directly rather than going to accredited agencies in the Philippines. Their reasons are; it is highly competitive in the Philippines, agencies require higher qualification, some may require them to go to TESDA to undergo training, and some agencies ask ridiculously high placement fees. Though it is also very costly to go to Macau to look for a job, as they have to pay for their flight tickets, airport taxes, their accomodation in Macau and their expenses for their whole stay, they still choose to go as it is much easier to find jobs here. But it is going to be a very risky decision to take as there is no guarantee that they’ll be accepted for any jobs.
Going to Macau for atleast thirty days means abandoning your jobs back home, it is like starting from scratch and hoping for the best. Going to Macau sounds like a good idea, but there is another option, while saving money for your future expenses and/or while waiting for your application on an agency, you can apply online. Big hotels in Macau accept application online, you just have to have your passport and curriculum vitae ready and a Skype account for they’ll do the interview through Skype. In this way, you do not have to leave your job just yet, you are still earning money and at the same time you have an application ongoing. Once you get accepted for a job they will transfer you to a Philippine-accredited agency that will process your papers and depending on the company, you might not have to pay a high placement fee as you are considered a direct hired. Though, you have to spend for your medical and some processing fees, this wouldn’t be as expensive as applying through an agency.
Check out the list of hotels below, especially for those who are unaware of the name of some hotels in Macau, that accept application online and click the link, register, look for positions that are available and apply. Hope this helps and Good luck!
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Sands Cotai Central (Sheraton Hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel, and Conrad Hotel)
Disclaimer: I am neither a recruiter nor am I working on a recruitment agency. 🙂
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