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Old 27-07-2018, 08:04 PM
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Hi all, I received a job offer from wsg and if anyone has similar experiences I would love to hear your thoughts. The offer is 3k. But I'm a pass degree + degree not relevant so in this case I think the pay is not THAT low. So I didn't think too much abt gov vs pte job prospects when job hunting because obviously I know the good stat boards / ministries won't hire me lol. Now that I have to respond to the offer, I would like to know what the prospects are if I enter, in my case, with a low degree? Does wsg even have bonuses? And would I be stuck at the bottom forever because of my grades? Let's say I were to leave after the 1 year is up, would it be a good first job on my resume? Or should i continue to look for jobs (1.5 months into job hunt with 1 previous offer 2.8k)?

Another thing was that the job posting zoomed in very specifically on a certain jobscope so I went for the interview and talked all abt my relevant experience, but they then told me the job actually largely includes lots of other things (that were totally not even hinted at in the posting). I was wondering whether this should be some sort of yellow flag?

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hi bro, i am from another agency n work with wsg regularly, here are my thoughts

First, they are quite slow, take very long to get things done (doesn't apply to only 1 person or dept). Second, they like to claim credit in the media when work is done by others (folks elsewhere also voiced similar thoughts). Third, they like to taichi and push things to ssg who pushes it back to them. Fourth and the one I dislike the most, they request for your help but are reluctant when u ask them for help.

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Old 27-07-2018, 08:52 PM
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Is the 2.8k offer private or public? I think a pass degree does affect your future at public or civil sector. And also mentioning the specific job scope where a lot of times might not be useful when you want to switch to private sector. However, public sector offers better job security and more consistent progression than private. Private sector gives you the chance to be more successful if you have the right attitude
The 2.8k was from an NPO but I turned it down because I had only started jobhunting 2 weeks in so I decided to keep looking. I mentioned it as i thought it could serve as a reference for the type of offers I can expect to get. I actually don't want to work in govt sect for my longterm career, i'm just thinking whether I should accept this because "got job just do first" or would it actually hinder/benefit me when I'm looking for a pte job after this is up (it's an 11 mth contract)? It's not a very specialized job (though advertised as such), I got the distinct feeling that they just need more manpower for their events and campaigns.

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Old 28-07-2018, 07:15 PM
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My interview is in the upcoming week. I applied something related to HR.
Is there only one interview? Did you manage to get the job?
yes i got it, only 1 round probably cos i interviewed with the director

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Old 29-07-2018, 08:33 AM
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Hi. Anyone with info re job grade and salary for one with over 10 years of semi-relevant work experience. Graduated with the relevant degree from unisim/suss 2 years ago. Thanks!!
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Old 29-07-2018, 09:09 PM
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Hi. Anyone with info re job grade and salary for one with over 10 years of semi-relevant work experience. Graduated with the relevant degree from unisim/suss 2 years ago. Thanks!!
experience before graduation gets you a better chance at getting the job, experience after graduation gets you a better salary for that job
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Old 29-07-2018, 09:21 PM
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Hi all,

May I check on the starting salary for MX 12?

I have around 8 years of experience in investigation related job with Home Team (as a JO) , and currently the new ministry (also investigation related job) is offering a MX 13(I) only, with a $300 pay cut. I applied using SUSS part time degree.

And typically how long will take to promote from MX13 to MX 12?
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Old 30-07-2018, 01:59 AM
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Hi all,

May I check on the starting salary for MX 12?

I have around 8 years of experience in investigation related job with Home Team (as a JO) , and currently the new ministry (also investigation related job) is offering a MX 13(I) only, with a $300 pay cut. I applied using SUSS part time degree.

And typically how long will take to promote from MX13 to MX 12?
Usually 1 year. Max 2 years.


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The 2.8k was from an NPO but I turned it down because I had only started jobhunting 2 weeks in so I decided to keep looking. I mentioned it as i thought it could serve as a reference for the type of offers I can expect to get. I actually don't want to work in govt sect for my longterm career, i'm just thinking whether I should accept this because "got job just do first" or would it actually hinder/benefit me when I'm looking for a pte job after this is up (it's an 11 mth contract)? It's not a very specialized job (though advertised as such), I got the distinct feeling that they just need more manpower for their events and campaigns.
Fixed term (I.e no chance of conversion to perm) contract roles in government sector are suitable for those who want to use it as a stepping stone to get into a perm role in other government agencies. Government agencies generally tend to prefer candidates with public sector experience, except for more specialized roles.

If you are keen on a marketing role in private sector, itís better to work for a PR/marketing agency rather than to waste your time in the contract role.
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Does anyone know whether the Head position at EDB is equivalent to MX11a or MX10 rank in ministry? Would like to find out before I apply. Thanks!
It's MX11a.
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Hi, I am currently looking into jobs from CS, was wondering what are the positions that most likely get employment for a second upper honours with 2 years pte working exp?
And how much exp required to apply for manager or assistant manager position?
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