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Old 17-08-2016, 10:18 PM
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nope. MINDEF do take in local pass degrees too. I am one of them. Your future boss will interview you and if they like what they see, they will recruit you.When you can reach the interview stage, it means the HR already deem you as qualified for the job, subjected to selection only.

starting in the service early and you get bored, it shows this job is not for you. i joined as a fresh grad and i find it immensely challenging. and nope, if you have the skills set they require, they will also take you in regardless of age. some job scopes requires technical knowledge and experience.
Oh thks for replying to my query!
I should provide more info, I'm a 32 yr old looking for a mid-career change, saw open positions for Finance Executive (Budget Mgmt) and Executive (Expenditure Control Policy) and saw that some of my working exp in accounting/audit might be relevant, so thought of applying.

I also see that it does say 'Candidates with no experience may apply'. Good to know in case end up like I think some of my exp might be relevant, but actually not.

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Old 19-08-2016, 11:57 AM
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Oh thks for replying to my query!
I should provide more info, I'm a 32 yr old looking for a mid-career change, saw open positions for Finance Executive (Budget Mgmt) and Executive (Expenditure Control Policy) and saw that some of my working exp in accounting/audit might be relevant, so thought of applying.

I also see that it does say 'Candidates with no experience may apply'. Good to know in case end up like I think some of my exp might be relevant, but actually not.
If you apply, fresh grads no fight liao

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Old 19-08-2016, 05:41 PM
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If you apply, fresh grads no fight liao
really depends on what the boss wants. is really timing.

if you kena the timing where they in need of experience people to learn fast and apply fast, then you have advantage.

if you meet a boss who wants to cultivate a new generation/batch of officers, learn from scratch, then you have advantage.

in all, my advice is to show good attitude during interview.

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Old 21-08-2016, 11:25 AM
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I'm a local uni degree holder in accountancy (merit pass only). Does DXO only take local degree holders with honors?

In regards to the above quote, if u start in civil service too early, could be one might get bored cos things move slow in there. If you start too late like after 35, might not be able to get in?
Got apply big 4?? they prefer local uni grad apparently and u should have better chance of getting in..

with a non-local degree, its hard to get in big4.. i will still submit my application when there's a chance, but its pretty slim.. so was thinking if i manage to land on the mindef dxo job, i could take on SQP and be a chartered accountant and by then my contract should ends, shall see to continue or head back into industry..
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No, instead for my side, there's actually a few fresh grad new dxos. So I would say it's not much about the experience, but of course your pay might be judged by that lack though.
is there any non-local grad there?? or majority is still local grad? thats what im really concern haha..
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Old 21-08-2016, 11:30 AM
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really depends on what the boss wants. is really timing.

if you kena the timing where they in need of experience people to learn fast and apply fast, then you have advantage.

if you meet a boss who wants to cultivate a new generation/batch of officers, learn from scratch, then you have advantage.

in all, my advice is to show good attitude during interview.
yea u are right haha.. really depends.. some might plan longer term, some might just want to satisfy for the current needs.

the one interviewing for the site visit or showing you around, would he be direct superior or some higher up in the camp?
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Old 21-08-2016, 05:14 PM
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helllo!!

mine was for infrastructure development. have you received any good news? i guess i did super badly for the pt.

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How was it? Hahah we must have seen each other but don't know that.i applied for HR exec. You?
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Old 22-08-2016, 05:10 PM
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Got apply big 4?? they prefer local uni grad apparently and u should have better chance of getting in..

with a non-local degree, its hard to get in big4.. i will still submit my application when there's a chance, but its pretty slim.. so was thinking if i manage to land on the mindef dxo job, i could take on SQP and be a chartered accountant and by then my contract should ends, shall see to continue or head back into industry..
is there any non-local grad there?? or majority is still local grad? thats what im really concern haha..
For mine, all of them are local grad. Not sure about others.
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Old 22-08-2016, 08:01 PM
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Anyone went for PT on 17th Aug and have gotten a reply?
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Applied for position in late July and went for PT on 4 Aug. Got called for interview 2 weeks later, went down for a written test + interview yesterday! Hoping to get a response fast since everyone says MINDEF will usually call you back within 2-3 days if they want you....

P.S. I'm not a local grad! Didn't think I'd have a chance to be called up for interview even. Interviewers were very nice and seemed keen! Fingers crossed!


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For mine, all of them are local grad. Not sure about others.
I see. I agree, in order to enter local uni does take quite alot of effort and ur grades got to be relatively good already (extremely so if u go in via poly route)

But i hope they dont just straight condemn non-local uni student and not even giving them a chance haha, after all education is just a part of it.. there are ppl who work well but dont study as well, vice versa.. At least grant them an interview if they are "suitable" and see how it goes..
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Applied for position in late July and went for PT on 4 Aug. Got called for interview 2 weeks later, went down for a written test + interview yesterday! Hoping to get a response fast since everyone says MINDEF will usually call you back within 2-3 days if they want you....

P.S. I'm not a local grad! Didn't think I'd have a chance to be called up for interview even. Interviewers were very nice and seemed keen! Fingers crossed!
That's good to know, it sure is motivating.. Good Luck, hope u get the job

Just submitted my application few days back, hopefully some response soon =x
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