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Old 28-06-2018, 10:19 PM
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Storytime!!

I enjoyed my National Service, having worked in a semi-office, semi-field environment, and imagined that being a DXO would be the same. That was why I wanted to become a DXO when I graduate.

I graduated just recently - 2nd upper from NUS. In February, I applied for the DXO scheme and listed Defence Relations as my first choice followed by Media Relations as my second. Funny thing was that my academic career was more suited to be a Defence Relations Manager (studied Political Science).

When I went to take my Psychometric Test though, I saw that they put me under Media Relations in the sign-in sheet. I was shocked, but I didn't complain much because hey at least I have a foot in MINDEF right? Or so I thought. The PT was relatively okay for me, though that was on 28 February.

After many months of chasing them, they told me last week that I was not further shortlisted for interview. I don't know whether it was the standard rejection letter template but they added that my application was "favourable" and would like to retain my records in the system. Additionally, they welcomed me to try for another position.

I just re-applied. Was just gauging my chances because I really want to become a DXO because I think it would be a meaningful career. Don't really mind the OT or the hardwork

The way MINDEF selects people seems pretty random - I know a first-class honors student with a mastery in a third language being rejected after the site preview round. Another dude with only a second-upper got in for the same position albeit different sitting. Pretty scary.
Might be because you're

- Weird or not sociable
- Not hungry enough
- Not sharp enough
- Not smart enough
- Poor fit for the position
- Better candidates
- You look like you're going to leave in 6 months' time
- You look like you're all about work life balance

Pick from above. Nothing random about it. Pol sci is nothing much btw when it comes to defence relations. You probably were just not good enough, try again I guess?

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Hi.. anyone has an idea if family medical history may affect the job application?

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If i didn't receive a call for site preview more than 4 days after an interview, does it mean that I am unsuccessful?

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If i didn't receive a call for site preview more than 4 days after an interview, does it mean that I am unsuccessful?
No, I waited for about 12 days after site preview before I got my verbal offer. They could still be in the midst of interviewing other candidates. Just be patient.


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If i didn't receive a call for site preview more than 4 days after an interview, does it mean that I am unsuccessful?
When did you do your PT?
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When did you do your PT?
I did my PT in early-mid May. I went for the interview few days back.
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I did my PT in early-mid May. I went for the interview few days back.
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I submitted hard copy. What about you? Maybe the Long wait is for them to get as many candidates for the interview.
I submitted my documents by email.
I saw that another forum member went for interview 1 month+ after taking PT... I guess can only wait patiently...
Let's jiayou together!
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I submitted my documents by email.
I saw that another forum member went for interview 1 month+ after taking PT... I guess can only wait patiently...
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Yea! Letís Jiayou together. Will let you know if I am called up for interview.
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