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Old 19-02-2017, 05:33 PM
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Even with the economy getting better, there are so few interviews around. Dont understand why the job market is bad, is anyone facing a similar situation??
I have alot of friends facing the same situation. Don't worry too much, do take your time and find a suitable job for yourself. Don't be like me, landed myself into something i really hate to do just because of the peer pressure and need for some $$ to spend.

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I have alot of friends facing the same situation. Don't worry too much, do take your time and find a suitable job for yourself. Don't be like me, landed myself into something i really hate to do just because of the peer pressure and need for some $$ to spend.
It is better to land into a job you hate than to be jobless.

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Even with the economy getting better, there are so few interviews around. Dont understand why the job market is bad, is anyone facing a similar situation??
You need to review your expectations. And the influx of foreigners are also part of the reason.

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Hi, just wondering has anyone encountered the term "pending offer" before? Let me share my story; I was dismissed from my job late last year and have looking for jobs ever since. I've been through numerous interviews but sadly all no offer. Just only recently, I was contacted by Recruit Express, not once but twice, who shared with me their job openings. I was shortlisted, went for the interview and that's when the problem comes in. Straightaway after both interviews, Recruit Express called me and said I had received a "pending offer" by their clients as they deemed my interview impressive. I asked them what "pending offer" meant exactly, and they told me I was shortlisted for the position while in the meantime, they are drafting out the salary package.

The first "pending offer" came exactly one month ago right after I finished my interview. Till this date, nothing has been finalized and is still dragging on. The RE agent called me and mentioned that the HR is always busy, not at her desk, on MC blah blah blah etc. Now she told me might take another month of so to finalize.

The second "pending offer", also from RE but different consultant, came exactly 2 weeks ago. I'm supposed to receive the offer by last week, but the consultant told me the same grandmother story, like the HR busy, today on MC etc. She promised to give me an answer by this Monday, by today and now say definitely by this week. Right now, I just really can't take their words anymore until the actual offer is presented right in front of me.

I know I've read a lot of negative reviews regarding Recruit Express so I'm not placing too much hope on them either. But just wondering is this "pending offer" practice only stemmed from Recruit Express, or has anyone actually encountered it elsewhere? I'm hoping it was not a scam by them but even if it's so, what do they actually gain from doing that? I'm okay if they are upfront by saying I wasn't shortlisted or is still in consideration, but by bullshitting candidates with "pending offer" is just ridiculous. Any thoughts?
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Hi, just wondering has anyone encountered the term "pending offer" before? Let me share my story; I was dismissed from my job late last year and have looking for jobs ever since. I've been through numerous interviews but sadly all no offer. Just only recently, I was contacted by Recruit Express, not once but twice, who shared with me their job openings. I was shortlisted, went for the interview and that's when the problem comes in. Straightaway after both interviews, Recruit Express called me and said I had received a "pending offer" by their clients as they deemed my interview impressive. I asked them what "pending offer" meant exactly, and they told me I was shortlisted for the position while in the meantime, they are drafting out the salary package.

The first "pending offer" came exactly one month ago right after I finished my interview. Till this date, nothing has been finalized and is still dragging on. The RE agent called me and mentioned that the HR is always busy, not at her desk, on MC blah blah blah etc. Now she told me might take another month of so to finalize.

The second "pending offer", also from RE but different consultant, came exactly 2 weeks ago. I'm supposed to receive the offer by last week, but the consultant told me the same grandmother story, like the HR busy, today on MC etc. She promised to give me an answer by this Monday, by today and now say definitely by this week. Right now, I just really can't take their words anymore until the actual offer is presented right in front of me.

I know I've read a lot of negative reviews regarding Recruit Express so I'm not placing too much hope on them either. But just wondering is this "pending offer" practice only stemmed from Recruit Express, or has anyone actually encountered it elsewhere? I'm hoping it was not a scam by them but even if it's so, what do they actually gain from doing that? I'm okay if they are upfront by saying I wasn't shortlisted or is still in consideration, but by bullshitting candidates with "pending offer" is just ridiculous. Any thoughts?
Truth is agents like RE don't give a flying crap about their candidates who are mostly unemployed/temp/low level. What do they gain by dragging you out? Simple, law of large numbers. If they think they have 10% chance of closing the job, they will drag out as many applicants as possible and hope one of them can/will take up eventually.

Most of their clients do not care much about the applicant as long as there is a warm body that can be activated instantly when needed, so it is the agent's job to keep as many candidates on the market and on standby when needed.


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Final year undergraduate here with first class grades, but anyone has any idea if its possible to find a job, but I received a police warning letter before in 2011 for something stupid, but there is no criminal record, no charges nor convictions. Simply just a warning. Can anyone please advise.

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i think the market didn't turned better but worse. so many unemployed outside. If u intends to quit without a job, please dun.

my contract was not renewed. sigh - will be out of job soon again. 43 this year.

saving can only tong for 9 mths the most.
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Final year undergraduate here with first class grades, but anyone has any idea if its possible to find a job, but I received a police warning letter before in 2011 for something stupid, but there is no criminal record, no charges nor convictions. Simply just a warning. Can anyone please advise.

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As long as you don't have a criminal conviction and have no criminal record, there is nothing to declare on your job application forms and nothing that they can pull out on you from public records.
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Hi guys, I have been applying jobs that I desire since last year November but was not shortlisted for any interviews yet.

I am currently working under 1 year contract with one of the stat board here doing compliance/audit related roles. (Due in June)

Lets just stay positive and keep trying!

worse come to worse, apply to work as grab/uber driver first?
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