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Old 07-10-2020, 02:32 PM
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How does it take for HR to get back to candidates if selected for dbs sg traineeship? I had mine last friday and had no response.

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How does it take for HR to get back to candidates if selected for dbs sg traineeship? I had mine last friday and had no response.
Standard is 2 weeks, now so many people apply for traineeship confirm their response time will be longer

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Old 10-10-2020, 05:24 PM
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Hi all bros and sis,

Not such if u all still remember me i posted few mth back that i was ask to go during the convid outbreak reason was not due to this virus but due to change of management, my new manager she want to bring her own people in so she ask the company pay me one month advance salary and i was ask to get out straight

At that point of time my moral was very low as i only join the company 2 mth and i dont see this coming, but luckily i managed to get another job offer in 3 weeks time although the pay is 400 lower but the full package is slightly higher than my last coy

Last week i just pass my probation and gotten my confirmation letter so all bros and sis just remember dont give up i believe as long we dont give up no one will be jobless forever

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Hi all bros and sis,

Not such if u all still remember me i posted few mth back that i was ask to go during the convid outbreak reason was not due to this virus but due to change of management, my new manager she want to bring her own people in so she ask the company pay me one month advance salary and i was ask to get out straight

At that point of time my moral was very low as i only join the company 2 mth and i dont see this coming, but luckily i managed to get another job offer in 3 weeks time although the pay is 400 lower but the full package is slightly higher than my last coy

Last week i just pass my probation and gotten my confirmation letter so all bros and sis just remember dont give up i believe as long we dont give up no one will be jobless forever
Congrats! Thereís always light at the end of the tunnel
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:32 PM
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Heard there is many traineeship @ insurance companies which local private uni girls joined.

Managed to bed 4 so far. Seems like itís good to have $$ now. Many fresh private uni girls willing to open legs for sales!
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:07 PM
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Reading the posts here, I believe most of you are approaching job hunting wrongly.
Most of you understand it being a numbers game, but failed to realise it's actually more of a probability game.
Your goal is not to apply for as many jobs as possible, but to increase the probabilities.

1. The probability of you being the best candidate for the job. In interviews they mainly assess your hard skills and your soft skills. The best candidate must score high, not necessarily the best, in both to be considered for an offer. So your main goals in your spare time now should be improving on the relevant skills, so you can score high AND better than most other candidates, to be offered a job. There are tons of online courses, you can pick up hard skills like programming to digital marketing to advanced Excel functions. And soft skills like project management to public speaking to presentation skills. If you're hard working enough, you can learn one skill set per week. Jobless for 6 months? I expect a more confident you with 26 additional skill sets.

2. The probability of you passing each stage. You need to understand the purpose and objectives of each interview stage. HR is the easiest, as they just assess your hard requirements and if you can answer basic questions soundly. If you fumble even at questions like what makes you want to apply for this role, you seriously don't deserve the role. Hiring manager assess your hard skills and your working style, if it's compatible with him/her. The remaining are mainly cultural fit checks, just be yourself. Your goal should first and foremost to not screw up anything. Bad answers are worse than boring and unimpressive answers. What you want is to pass each round and end up in the final shortlist. So avoid mistakes like challenging interviewers, that's a straight path to the bin.

With this, you should try to increase your odds by passing each round. Best case scenario is only you make it through all rounds, with other candidates making mistake. Then you have a extremely high chance of an offer. Worst case, you pass everything, but in a shortlist with 2-4 other candidates. This is where hopefully your skills + personality + attitude trump the rest.

I too struggled with 10 months being unemployed a few years back when I just graduated from uni. In the past 2 years, I managed to get 5 offers and accepted 4, effectively doubling my salary with the 10-30% increment each time. And I know my approach works when I received offers even when I was job hopping every few months, which I suspect most cases I was the only final candidate. Of course, I applied and went for numerous interviews in the past 2 years too, while working full-time.
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Old 11-10-2020, 02:12 PM
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based on my own experiences, its a no,unless u change to a sector that is supposed to pay u a higher amt. this is becoz HR will cut your pay as much as they can.

eg: my pay at company A is 2.8k. at company B, i take a pay cut to get 2.5k. when i apply for job at company c, they willing to pay uo to 2.5k only. fyi, all in the same sectors. they can't dun offer more than their budget allowed. or just want to cut lah as i said. HR oso have kpi , which is to save cost for company
It is not true, it depends on how good you score your interview (which depends a lot on your hard and soft skill).

Hiring manager here in a MNC, I hired a entry engineer with 2 years remote experience in another industry, basically offering her 30% above her last pay and 10% above her other offers. She is now 1+ year with us and perform above average, work smart and require minimum guidance.

Your pay is not decided by the company / HR budget, but how much you can help the company to increase its revenue.
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based on my own experiences, its a no,unless u change to a sector that is supposed to pay u a higher amt. this is becoz HR will cut your pay as much as they can.

eg: my pay at company A is 2.8k. at company B, i take a pay cut to get 2.5k. when i apply for job at company c, they willing to pay uo to 2.5k only. fyi, all in the same sectors. they can't dun offer more than their budget allowed. or just want to cut lah as i said. HR oso have kpi , which is to save cost for company
Fully agree, based on experience, they will refer to your last pay and depending on whether your exp is relevant, plus or minus 10% from there. During all my interviews, the HR manager always try to cut and minimize the salary. It's either a take it or leave it scenario they put us in.
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Old 17-10-2020, 03:24 PM
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Hi everyone, this may not the the exact correct thread,
But my sis in HR looking to hire:

Prime Mover Driver / Forklift Driver / Lashing Specialist
To work at the port.

Perm role, No experience required
Training provided
Able to work shifts
Male / Female welcome

Call +65 6299 8805
Ref : Wesley

[email protected]
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Iíve been wanting to post here for the longest time as Iíve been jobless for almost 18 months to find some solace but I never did.

Iím posting something now because Iíve finally gotten an offer for a role and it actually pays more than what I was earning in my last job.

Just putting this here and hoping that it helps those out there who are in the same boat and feel like giving up. Donít be disheartened. Keep trying and keep finding ways to improve yourself and eventually youíll find a job. Trust me, thereís a light at the end of the tunnel.
I posted this about 2 months back and I just wanted to update that I found an even better job that pays 20% more than my current one. Point I am trying to make is to take anything that comes along your way, even if you feel that it is not what you want. Just the fact that you restart working can completely change the tide in your favor.

Also, it's very helpful to do online courses (even if you have to pay for them, the investment will eventually pay off).
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