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Unregistered 20-05-2016 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 82070)
DSTA no longer 4600/4200/3800, revised to 4500/4400/3800.

Source: just received job offer

this is for engineering position right ? anyone happens to know wats the payscale like for procurement executive ?

Unregistered 29-05-2016 12:26 AM

Hi,

Can anyone advise on the timeline between submission of application and getting interview call? Thanks!! (For engineering position)

Unregistered 31-05-2016 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86360)
Hi,

Can anyone advise on the timeline between submission of application and getting interview call? Thanks!! (For engineering position)

2 years, maybe up to 5 years

Unregistered 31-05-2016 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86360)
Hi,

Can anyone advise on the timeline between submission of application and getting interview call? Thanks!! (For engineering position)

Mine was within 2 weeks.

Unregistered 02-06-2016 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86443)
2 years, maybe up to 5 years

hahahaha cb your reply made me lol in office

Unregistered 08-06-2016 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 84124)
Its been exactly 2 weeks since my interview at DSTA for the position of procurement executive. They sent me an email requesting me to complete the G50 form the very next day. Haven't heard from them since, is it likely that I have been rejected?

Hi anyone being offered the role of procurement executive recently? How long did you all wait?

Unregistered 08-06-2016 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86794)
Hi anyone being offered the role of procurement executive recently? How long did you all wait?

That is even longer, should be around 10 years

Unregistered 08-06-2016 08:13 PM

G50 clearance
 
Hi all, I went for the interview yesterday and I received an email today regarding the G50 clearance. Does this mean I have been some what accepted and all I need now is to pass the security clearance? Thanks all!

Unregistered 08-06-2016 11:50 PM

I've submitted my application for procurement executive more than a month ago. Can I assume I've been rejected or are they just really slow in processing?

Unregistered 08-06-2016 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86845)
I've submitted my application for procurement executive more than a month ago. Can I assume I've been rejected or are they just really slow in processing?

Everyday there are hundreds of locals and foreigners spamming their inbox with resume. You need to work harder for them to notice u.

Unregistered 09-06-2016 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86846)
Everyday there are hundreds of locals and foreigners spamming their inbox with resume. You need to work harder for them to notice u.

DSTA leh bro, where got foreigners

Unregistered 09-06-2016 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86847)
DSTA leh bro, where got foreigners

Bro, I think he refering to new citizen. They are given pink IC if got master/PhD degree. Then slowly, the whole family become sg citizen too.. and then you see their family members start applying too. Hahaha

Unregistered 09-06-2016 09:24 AM

G50
 
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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86834)
Hi all, I went for the interview yesterday and I received an email today regarding the G50 clearance. Does this mean I have been some what accepted and all I need now is to pass the security clearance? Thanks all!

Not sure. have been waiting since clearance.

Unregistered 09-06-2016 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 84780)
u happy can already. i was one of those who managed to jump out.

jump to other govt agencies means pay rise? lol.

i am not putting a bad name to dsta. it still is one of the better paid ones. but most get stuck after getting to senior engineer. hard truths.

Where are you at right now? where do most jump to?

Unregistered 09-06-2016 04:41 PM

G50 clearance
 
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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86859)
Not sure. have been waiting since clearance.

oh i see, how long have you been waiting for?

Unregistered 09-06-2016 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86881)
oh i see, how long have you been waiting for?

3 weeks . The HR person said need wait around 1 month or more.

Unregistered 09-06-2016 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86882)
3 weeks . The HR person said need wait around 1 month or more.

Around 1 month to clear g50 before offering you? So is the offer only subjected to the g50 clearance?

Unregistered 09-06-2016 07:24 PM

The hr lady said im shortlisted after my interview and shortlisted means i will be considered further. My friend who went for interview on the same day got an offer alr. Does this mean im rejected?

Unregistered 09-06-2016 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86873)
Where are you at right now? where do most jump to?

he is working at construction site .

Unregistered 10-06-2016 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86895)
Around 1 month to clear g50 before offering you? So is the offer only subjected to the g50 clearance?

Not sure bro. Why not u call the hr n check.tink got other administrative stuff to clear too

Unregistered 13-06-2016 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86834)
Hi all, I went for the interview yesterday and I received an email today regarding the G50 clearance. Does this mean I have been some what accepted and all I need now is to pass the security clearance? Thanks all!

G50 doesn't mean anything. If you have problems with G50, you will not be considered at all. This is more of a requirement than an indication of your acceptance.

Unregistered 13-06-2016 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86845)
I've submitted my application for procurement executive more than a month ago. Can I assume I've been rejected or are they just really slow in processing?

I think you can more or less assume that you did not make the initial cut. Interview call ups are normally quite fast.

Unregistered 13-06-2016 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 86896)
The hr lady said im shortlisted after my interview and shortlisted means i will be considered further. My friend who went for interview on the same day got an offer alr. Does this mean im rejected?

Shortlisted means it is still pending. You might want to check with the HR people handling your request to see what the status is.

Unregistered 15-06-2016 01:11 AM

Can someone share the progression ladder for Procument in DSTA.

Does it follow, in sequence of:
1. Procurement executive/specialist
2. Procurement lead
3. Procurement manager

How many years of experience before each jump and the corresponding salary?
What goes after 3?

Unregistered 15-06-2016 08:02 AM

Wah, writing at 1am, can't sleep ah? Anxious about your chances?

While it is good to look at potential career progression and pay, sometimes it is good to ask yourself why there is vacancy for a particular position. Is it because the company is expanding and needs more staff? Or is it because there is high turn over in that position? Be it because of work nature, unreasonable boss, or simply boring job.

My take is, don't focus too much on the "potential" career progression, think about the present, whether you will like the job, boss, "customers" etc..

For all you know, after 1 year or less, you will ask to leave.

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87168)
Can someone share the progression ladder for Procument in DSTA.

Does it follow, in sequence of:
1. Procurement executive/specialist
2. Procurement lead
3. Procurement manager

How many years of experience before each jump and the corresponding salary?
What goes after 3?


Unregistered 15-06-2016 12:14 PM

Thanks for the advice.

Heard from seniors that DSTA procurement, though stressful, technically demanding with high workload, they rate their work as meaningful and in all they learnt a lot.

It is competitive to get the role as vacancies hardly come by.

Therefore would like to explore the progression pathway and the remuneration package.

Unregistered 16-06-2016 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87179)
Thanks for the advice.

Heard from seniors that DSTA procurement, though stressful, technically demanding with high workload, they rate their work as meaningful and in all they learnt a lot.

It is competitive to get the role as vacancies hardly come by.

Therefore would like to explore the progression pathway and the remuneration package.

If you already have seniors in DSTA procurement who seem willing to share, why don't you ask them directly? :) I believe they would be better informed since it is already their job, and provide you with more accurate and updated information.

Unregistered 16-06-2016 08:53 PM

This they left it open..

Unregistered 17-06-2016 09:23 PM

Anyone who can provide advice?

Unregistered 18-06-2016 01:40 PM

Bro/sis, they are still working hard on their projects, even weekends.

Where got time to reply you.

Their projects also high level and confidential. They might appear to be on holidays from time to time but actually they are on work trips.

Unregistered 21-06-2016 01:48 PM

5225
 
Been a week since I've submitted my application through [email protected] Do they normally send out interview calls or do they wait for the end of the application window?

Unregistered 23-06-2016 10:24 AM

It's been 2 weeks since my interview and g50 submission for dsta, does it mean I have no chance already:( how Long does it take for them to give the verbal offer?

Unregistered 23-06-2016 06:07 PM

Need help! for some reason, the date on my cover letter is wrong. 54 June... should i withdraw my application or should i just leave it?

Unregistered 24-06-2016 05:51 PM

Got a call from HR today for an interview as procurement executive next week. Submitted application about a month ago or so..

Read that there is a written test before a panel interview.. Is it still the same now?
Also, they seem to be asking a lot of procurement specific questions. Does that means they are looking for people with relevant experience?

Unregistered 24-06-2016 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87607)
Need help! for some reason, the date on my cover letter is wrong. 54 June... should i withdraw my application or should i just leave it?

I made a similar date mistake before, withdrew and re-submitted. Now awaiting interview

Unregistered 26-06-2016 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87664)
Got a call from HR today for an interview as procurement executive next week. Submitted application about a month ago or so..

Read that there is a written test before a panel interview.. Is it still the same now?
Also, they seem to be asking a lot of procurement specific questions. Does that means they are looking for people with relevant experience?

I did a panel interview thats all. they just want to know that you are not the kind that will jump after 1 year. So if u really wanna get it, go read up on procurement and do your research. Generally, the interview is fairly easy, they didnt ask me any questions that will threw me off guard.

INTERVIEW TIPS : go read why people think procurement is interesting - you might be able to adapt some perspectives from there and tweak your interview. After all, an interview is a show of your "talking skills" (they need to see you are interested in procurement and will be here to stay).

Source : was offered procurement position 6 weeks after interview (i thought no hope already). was given G50 form to fill up within 1 week after interview.

Have question : they offered me a salary but I want to ask for a raise of maybe 50-100. is it possible ? anyone have experience with this ? how to go about doing it ?

Unregistered 26-06-2016 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87576)
It's been 2 weeks since my interview and g50 submission for dsta, does it mean I have no chance already:( how Long does it take for them to give the verbal offer?

they still hiring and I think not just one but a group of procurement executives. Be patient ! clearance takes time - you know how the army/govt sector works

Unregistered 26-06-2016 11:52 PM

Can share how much are you offered and your honors?

Unregistered 27-06-2016 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87710)
I did a panel interview thats all. they just want to know that you are not the kind that will jump after 1 year. So if u really wanna get it, go read up on procurement and do your research. Generally, the interview is fairly easy, they didnt ask me any questions that will threw me off guard.

INTERVIEW TIPS : go read why people think procurement is interesting - you might be able to adapt some perspectives from there and tweak your interview. After all, an interview is a show of your "talking skills" (they need to see you are interested in procurement and will be here to stay).

Source : was offered procurement position 6 weeks after interview (i thought no hope already). was given G50 form to fill up within 1 week after interview.

Have question : they offered me a salary but I want to ask for a raise of maybe 50-100. is it possible ? anyone have experience with this ? how to go about doing it ?

Wow, this has been very insightful. Thank you very much for taking the time to type this out :)

Unregistered 28-06-2016 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 87737)
Can share how much are you offered and your honors?

Results not fantastic... im not the book/exam smart kind of person. dont listen to those who say third class honours wont be considered. All you need is to convince the director/interviewer u have the passion to excel in this role and stay in this job for awhile.

Pay is quite standard to what the others shared earlier.


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