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Old 08-04-2019, 10:49 AM
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Getting frustrated...itís been one year...how do you all keep yr spirits up?

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Reply to above..

Keep applying for jobs.
For every opportunity applied to, imagine the process of getting calls from the HR, going for first round interview, second round, getting calls of being accepted.
Keep repeating this process of self imagination day by day.
That's how I'm getting by so as not to allow any moment of disappointment to set in.
Once negative thoughts come by, will easily slip into job search depression.

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Old 08-04-2019, 11:39 AM
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Went for a job interview today and everything seems to go well. Both company and myself thinks it is a good fit until the interviewer shared with me that this role is meant to replace their staff who is underperforming. I.e. once they find someone suitable, they will sack the current staff lor.. i am not very comfortable with this. Although even if i don't take this job, they will be others who will. But I'm not sure if i should proceed. I just don't feel good about it.
Sounds like what I been through some months ago. I was hired on the spot and the manager told me I was to replace the young staff. What is weird to me was that the manager was talking about the market being quiet and that he wanted to make sure all his staff have a job. And then he was hiring me to replace the young staff ? Then he shared with me that the young staff was inexperienced and he felt insecure as she was handling alot of company cheques. Meaning once I was hired, she has to go.

So I replied him to reject his offer. Not sure whether I was foolish to reject the job but then , it made me feel uncomfortable.

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Old 08-04-2019, 03:11 PM
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Reply to above..

Keep applying for jobs.
For every opportunity applied to, imagine the process of getting calls from the HR, going for first round interview, second round, getting calls of being accepted.
Keep repeating this process of self imagination day by day.
That's how I'm getting by so as not to allow any moment of disappointment to set in.
Once negative thoughts come by, will easily slip into job search depression.
Good one

If you get to talk to a real human, means interview, keep reminding yourself, smile and maintain high spirits. Nobody is excited to shortlist a person who looks gloom and doom. They must have called you for a good reason. Everybody includes you, is seated there for 1-2 hours at an opportunity cost. Make full use of it to sell yourself. Don't ever say things like.. Just a job... Any amount will do... Not related but just do... Yes its the truth but nobody want to know truths.

There was one young hiring manager who really liked my profile said to me... When HR comes in later please don't say it's just a job.. We really like your profile. I screwed up on something else coz I wasn't well prepared.

And finally, at every stage you may meet different people. At the end of the interview swallow your pride and say sincerely, I need the job, I am willing to quickly pick up any differences to narrow the gap, please help me . I wasn't the top candidate but my current boss preferred sincerity instead of the best profile.

Every interview I made it into round 2 with my preparation and sincerity. My ideal job accepted me. The offered salary was the highest of 4 companies (all not high) .

Last but not least, Pray.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:40 PM
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To the above poster,
how long u took to land yr ideal job? How long was yr unemployment gap? Are you below or above 30?
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:33 PM
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Getting frustrated...itís been one year...how do you all keep yr spirits up?
Hey just curious, which uni graduate are you from and what faculty?
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:20 PM
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Hey just curious, which uni graduate are you from and what faculty?
Finance local uni..not fresh grad.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:43 PM
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To the above poster,
how long u took to land yr ideal job? How long was yr unemployment gap? Are you below or above 30?
I'm the above poster

Mid 30
My SB M & A
Took 6 months of rest due to medical reason
Started searching in Aug, bad time but I figured, no harm deposit resume.
Took 6 months of active searching to land the job
First week of Jan 5 companies called.
Every hiring manager told me 100+ candidates, that's why 2 rounds of interview and must solve problems, do presentation.


In Dec, went for outing with old friends. My other ex colleagues told me their salary i got a shock, all 3k plus. Maybe that's why I only deposit resume no calls. So I took their advise, don't put salary. Still no calls... Must be age I guess... The rest of them all late 20s or early 30.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:52 PM
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when hr specify in interview they are looking for a candidate who is "cultural fit", 99% the HR is not interested in you. i have noticed many fresh grads who become hr suddenly always make the poorest decisions to hire candidates. i have heard some of my friends say this as well. all interested to hire to have group gang. plus if you are minority race like me, its very difficult to get hired in a workplace that is 100% of the same race. obviously you wouldnt know until you attend the interview and get to know about the place.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:31 PM
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when hr specify in interview they are looking for a candidate who is "cultural fit", 99% the HR is not interested in you. i have noticed many fresh grads who become hr suddenly always make the poorest decisions to hire candidates. i have heard some of my friends say this as well. all interested to hire to have group gang. plus if you are minority race like me, its very difficult to get hired in a workplace that is 100% of the same race. obviously you wouldnt know until you attend the interview and get to know about the place.
Normal la..
Some company all the supplier Chinese, all the customer Chinese, how to employ non-chinese? Employ later the person also very fast run

Certain bank around lunch time all Indians walk in walk out, in the office all speak their dialect, speak English nobody understand... If employ Chinese also very fast run.

Some companies love to hire Australian uni grads because have common topic and their customers want those people that speak with some slang feel atas..

Don't blame the HR, the boss sets the rules. HR only matchmaker. Just that older HR more professional, don't even bother to call you in, knows that for sure cannot pass.
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