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Unregistered 23-05-2020 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 134814)
3.8 with 2nd upper hons, business deg from local uni

so they do pay by degree,

got an offer as well, but i have a humanities degree with first class, also 3.8 as well

Unregistered 24-05-2020 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 134871)
Where can a DSTA project manager go after working for a few years, feeling quite stuck in this role with no transferable skills.

For govt sector, should be the usual for tech roles such as DSO, MINDEF, CSA, GovTech, etc...

For pte sector, you can apply for what fits your past exp (Big 4, Accenture, tech companies, MNC, GLC)

Unregistered 26-05-2020 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 134871)
Where can a DSTA project manager go after working for a few years, feeling quite stuck in this role with no transferable skills.


Can I have advice on this too? I got an offer for senior procurement executive and I am graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies. Do you all think that this job will be relevant? Thanks!!

Unregistered 28-05-2020 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135329)
Can I have advice on this too? I got an offer for senior procurement executive and I am graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies. Do you all think that this job will be relevant? Thanks!!

Many DSTA procurement people eventually move to other civil service/stat boards as well, where they are apparently highly sought after, as DSTA has been designated as the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Procurement.

Do note that workload may be high and learning curve can be steep.

All the best!

Unregistered 30-05-2020 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135020)
For govt sector, should be the usual for tech roles such as DSO, MINDEF, CSA, GovTech, etc...

For pte sector, you can apply for what fits your past exp (Big 4, Accenture, tech companies, MNC, GLC)

How about project manager not doing tech, like managing military hardware?

Unregistered 30-05-2020 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135773)
How about project manager not doing tech, like managing military hardware?

Can still go to MINDEF or DSO.

sinkingfeeling 30-05-2020 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 134923)
so they do pay by degree,

got an offer as well, but i have a humanities degree with first class, also 3.8 as well

Jin satki leh you, what is your major? :(

Unregistered 30-05-2020 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by sinkingfeeling (Post 135788)
Jin satki leh you, what is your major? :(

European studies

Unregistered 30-05-2020 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135782)
Can still go to MINDEF or DSO.

That's quite sad

Unregistered 31-05-2020 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135803)
European studies

European studies can go Tata consulting

sinkingfeeling 31-05-2020 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135803)
European studies

Are you familiar with Orh Kee? :(

Unregistered 31-05-2020 03:45 PM

Serious qn, Should Malays even bother applying for Procurement roles despite having some experience?

Unregistered 31-05-2020 03:47 PM

Tbh 3.8 for procurement role not sound very high leh, considering its quite notorious that the workload is very high. but important not is job stability. you go see MNC, like o&g. anytime they will cut pple

Unregistered 31-05-2020 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 136014)
Tbh 3.8 for procurement role not sound very high leh, considering its quite notorious that the workload is very high. but important not is job stability. you go see MNC, like o&g. anytime they will cut pple

3.8 is it with NS or non NS.

usually with NS will get +300 more

Unregistered 01-06-2020 02:46 AM

Saw a job posting for DSTA Senior Executive/Assistant Manager/Manager (Corporate Communications).

Anyone knows what's the payscale? Am looking to jump from private industry with 3y of work experience.

Thanks in advance!

Unregistered 01-06-2020 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135773)
How about project manager not doing tech, like managing military hardware?

You will be highly sought after by your vendors and suppliers like ST Engineering, Thales etc

Unregistered 01-06-2020 09:53 AM

I applied for a procurement post and status is Pre-Screening. May i know what this mean as i have yet to receive any calls. Usually how long will the tis Pre-Screening take?

Unregistered 01-06-2020 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 135486)
Many DSTA procurement people eventually move to other civil service/stat boards as well, where they are apparently highly sought after, as DSTA has been designated as the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Procurement.

Do note that workload may be high and learning curve can be steep.

All the best!


I see, thanks for the advice! I have decided to pursue another offer in the end.

Unregistered 02-06-2020 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 136021)
3.8 is it with NS or non NS.

usually with NS will get +300 more

With ns and first class

Unregistered 02-06-2020 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 136068)
Saw a job posting for DSTA Senior Executive/Assistant Manager/Manager (Corporate Communications).

Anyone knows what's the payscale? Am looking to jump from private industry with 3y of work experience.

Thanks in advance!


bump. anyone has an idea?

Unregistered 04-06-2020 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 136335)
bump. anyone has an idea?

Probably the similar to the procurement payscale

Unregistered 06-06-2020 07:53 PM

Anyone from dsta doing engineering project management (non IT) manage to jump outside? Want to have some idea what are some possible career transitions, worried of non transferable skills

Unregistered 06-06-2020 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 137062)
Anyone from dsta doing engineering project management (non IT) manage to jump outside? Want to have some idea what are some possible career transitions, worried of non transferable skills

Go to other govt agency and statboard.

Unregistered 22-09-2020 12:13 AM

Does DSTA look at NS conduct grade?

I got a 'good' conduct and performance and no replies after 3 weeks while my friend with 'outstanding' got offered for engineering role. Both of us are 2nd upper.

Unregistered 22-09-2020 08:02 AM

Is DSTA job grade similar to Civil service job grade? -- Mx XX

Unregistered 22-09-2020 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 146018)
Does DSTA look at NS conduct grade?

I got a 'good' conduct and performance and no replies after 3 weeks while my friend with 'outstanding' got offered for engineering role. Both of us are 2nd upper.

You went for interview? There is 2 interview?

Unregistered 26-09-2020 08:08 AM

How long will it take to reach 8k for procurement role?

Unregistered 26-09-2020 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 146257)
How long will it take to reach 8k for procurement role?

Average farmer need 10 years to hit AD then you might see 7/8k.

Unregistered 27-09-2020 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 146261)
Average farmer need 10 years to hit AD then you might see 7/8k.

How about if starting pay 5K as an engineer?

Unregistered 10-10-2020 10:00 AM

DSTA culture
 
Anyone can give insight on the work-life balance, culture and career progression for a technical (Engineer) scheme in DSTA?

Unregistered 11-10-2020 11:21 AM

When does HR get back to you?
 
Just interviewed for a technical role a week ago. HR has not gotten back to me yet. If I am accepted or rejected, will I receive a reply from DSTA?

Unregistered 14-10-2020 04:01 PM

Interview outcome
 
Haven't heard from HR in coming to 3 weeks now, should I give up hopes now? Or is it expected to wait for 4 weeks?

Unregistered 15-10-2020 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 147334)
Haven't heard from HR in coming to 3 weeks now, should I give up hopes now? Or is it expected to wait for 4 weeks?

Which role?

Unregistered 16-10-2020 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 147371)
Which role?

Analyst role here, also interviewed about 3 weeks ago. Anyone also interviewed for Analyst role recently?

Unregistered 16-10-2020 02:59 PM

Are the skillsets picked up from working at DSTA transferable to the private sector ?

Unregistered 17-10-2020 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 147448)
Are the skillsets picked up from working at DSTA transferable to the private sector ?

Of course, competencies like creativity, teamwork, communication skills, leadership, analytical skills are valued in any white collared job.

Unregistered 19-10-2020 02:31 AM

Hi, anyone knows what is the latest pay scale like for 2nd upper?

Unregistered 19-10-2020 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 147499)
Of course, competencies like creativity, teamwork, communication skills, leadership, analytical skills are valued in any white collared job.

People talking about hard skills, soft skills any man on the street also more than capable.

What hard skills u have that are transferable?

Unregistered 20-10-2020 11:50 PM

Anyone knows DSTA salary grade / career prospects and culture / work-life balance in technical tracks?

Unregistered 01-11-2020 12:03 AM

curious on the pay grade too!


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