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Old 21-03-2019, 11:31 AM
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nope. from what i know is that you manage a bunch of contractors who perform infra jobs on SAF buildings. basically you make sure they do their job according to contract and pay them correctly.
Agree. Managers tend to be very administrative. Just don't be like Smrt, signing off without any checks until contractor take money for free. If you don't want to "get dirty" make sure they take pictures for you. you must know the standard required to be pass. you are the manager, and you are accountable.

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Old 22-03-2019, 07:38 AM
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Agree. Managers tend to be very administrative. Just don't be like Smrt, signing off without any checks until contractor take money for free. If you don't want to "get dirty" make sure they take pictures for you. you must know the standard required to be pass. you are the manager, and you are accountable.
Hi both,

Thank you so much for the information! I was still wondering am I supposed to be climbing buildings/going down drains for checks. XD

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Old 22-03-2019, 10:04 AM
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Hi both,

Thank you so much for the information! I was still wondering am I supposed to be climbing buildings/going down drains for checks. XD
You are welcome. FM role tends to be reserved for military incik that need a job outside SAF when they reach retirement. If you don't fall into this category don't have too high hopes that you will be shortlisted. A comfortable job to thank this category of people for their service to the nation. If it is demanding, your boss will inform you at the interview of the nuances.

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Old 22-03-2019, 06:43 PM
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You are welcome. FM role tends to be reserved for military incik that need a job outside SAF when they reach retirement. If you don't fall into this category don't have too high hopes that you will be shortlisted. A comfortable job to thank this category of people for their service to the nation. If it is demanding, your boss will inform you at the interview of the nuances.
Thanks for sharing. Sadly I am not a military incik hahah.. just a young adult who have 2 years of work experience. Wonder why I was still shortlisted for an interview...Guess I will not bear high hopes!
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Old 22-03-2019, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Sadly I am not a military incik hahah.. just a young adult who have 2 years of work experience. Wonder why I was still shortlisted for an interview...Guess I will not bear high hopes!
Still, do your best buddy. The SAF likes you for some particular reason. They usually shortlist no more than 4 people per position because the commanders themselves are very busy. If you need the job prepare for it. Plenty of tips in the thread.
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Old 23-03-2019, 11:04 AM
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Still, do your best buddy. The SAF likes you for some particular reason. They usually shortlist no more than 4 people per position because the commanders themselves are very busy. If you need the job prepare for it. Plenty of tips in the thread.
Hey bud thanks alot for the encouragement man! Yes I do agree this thread has been so informative so far. All the best in whatever you're doing as well! Cheers.
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Old 23-03-2019, 04:09 PM
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Still, do your best buddy. The SAF likes you for some particular reason. They usually shortlist no more than 4 people per position because the commanders themselves are very busy. If you need the job prepare for it. Plenty of tips in the thread.
I agree. HR called me a few days after PT to enquiry if I am willing to lower my expected salary. She said that my profile is highly favorable. Apparently they can only call a certain number of candidates to meet commanders. In my heart I was thinking, they called me just to clock numbers, to prove they have tried their best to offer adequate alternatives.

Turned out that on the day of interview, they invited 4 candidates, one from each age bracket. 20s 30s 40s 50s. I am 30s. Since I felt that I was there to clock numbers for SAF, no loss right... So I did myself justice by executing my customised self intro, then at an appropriate moment I politely asked the commander, why they called me when this position is usually for XXXX type of profile. Afterall I had nothing to lose.

Apparently my commander don't want a person ex or current military just to throw a spanner into the dept due to some master plan I cannot share here. HR also assured me that all candidates had equal opportunity.

Today I am praying for clearance to Pass (very soon).

If you like what they wrote on the website, and you are serious about serving the public and take home an okay salary, do your best bud, dont let the idea of "Encik job" sway your confidence.
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Old 23-03-2019, 04:59 PM
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I agree. HR called me a few days after PT to enquiry if I am willing to lower my expected salary. She said that my profile is highly favorable. Apparently they can only call a certain number of candidates to meet commanders. In my heart I was thinking, they called me just to clock numbers, to prove they have tried their best to offer adequate alternatives.

Turned out that on the day of interview, they invited 4 candidates, one from each age bracket. 20s 30s 40s 50s. I am 30s. Since I felt that I was there to clock numbers for SAF, no loss right... So I did myself justice by executing my customised self intro, then at an appropriate moment I politely asked the commander, why they called me when this position is usually for XXXX type of profile. Afterall I had nothing to lose.

Apparently my commander don't want a person ex or current military just to throw a spanner into the dept due to some master plan I cannot share here. HR also assured me that all candidates had equal opportunity.

Today I am praying for clearance to Pass (very soon).

If you like what they wrote on the website, and you are serious about serving the public and take home an okay salary, do your best bud, dont let the idea of "Encik job" sway your confidence.
Hi,

Thank you for your kind words. All the best to you! Just wondering possible to nego salary w them? I know they have some kind of range base on class of honours.


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Old 25-03-2019, 07:33 AM
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Hi all! Since this thread seems alive I would like to take the chance to ask about pay range. How high a range can I quote if I only have second lower honours degree from a local university without NS experience.

Thank you all in advance!
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Old 25-03-2019, 11:14 AM
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Hi all! Since this thread seems alive I would like to take the chance to ask about pay range. How high a range can I quote if I only have second lower honours degree from a local university without NS experience.

Thank you all in advance!
Better to have quality replies rather thrash talk such as EDMW. Most of the salary questions are already answered actually. Try keywords such as FCH, Fresh Graduate, etc. Plus minus 100 bucks since gahmen is based on formula. You may search thru Google too.

Anyway...
Each level of honours adds about 100 bucks. NS adds about 200 bucks. Universities have many tier, private, national, foreign, distance learning in SG. Plain vanilla pass from Private uni is 2.6k. Finance dept and cybersecurity and policy dept all pays differently.

If you are comparing purely Salary, private vs public, and aiming for the highest, then based on your qualification don't bother with gahmen. The difference can be $500 or more. Best paid candidates would be our 7 recognized universities.

Hope this helps.
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