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Yesterday 06:47 PM
sinkingfeeling
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Hey, dont be disheartened! If I may offer some hope/consolation, I also had very short 1-3 month stints on my resume but i managed to get job at a stat board anyway. I think the way you explain it really matters, because to the SB hiring it may seem like the problem was you, i.e. you are not a good fit for public sector/may not be in it for the long run, hence the decision to turn you down. In my case i guess it helped that my stints were from private sector, so i could play the whole "wanted to explore options in private sector before finally settling down in public sector" to let them know it was experimental and that my passion lays here.

Definitely try not too be too honest w your explanation, like saying that xx didnt suit you/you didnt like the culture etc/werent a good fit. Keep it vague and try to smoke them a bit lol. But this is a good lesson to other new hires, better to stick it out in a job for 1 year and build a resume than hop about 3 months each
Luckily I don't even need to bother because I'm a private uni grad, no such worries
Yesterday 06:42 PM
Unregistered
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Hello,

I have received a 3-mth contract offer from MSF via an external recruitment agency. Just wondering what are the chances of the contract to be converted into a perm position?
Frankly, nobody here will know.

It is best you ask your bosses and Human Resources.

Congrats btw, what role is this?
Yesterday 02:30 PM
Unregistered
Contract to perm position

Hello,

I have received a 3-mth contract offer from MSF via an external recruitment agency. Just wondering what are the chances of the contract to be converted into a perm position?
Yesterday 11:56 AM
Unregistered
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Anyone experienced waiting to sign the contract for weeks?


Hi, I'm not in SB but in uniform service. Signing soon after a month of waiting (after getting the acceptance email last month).
12-07-2020 10:15 PM
Unregistered Anyone experienced waiting to sign the contract for weeks?
10-07-2020 12:35 AM
Unregistered
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The government sector appears to punish those who make any mistake in their career. I joined a stat board at the start of this year but it turns out to be the wrong job fit and went to apply for jobs after 3 months. Every interview the panel will say I job hop even after I explained the reason for looking out and reject me. Like that is no one allowed to make a mistake? Then they have to suffer at the wrong company for how many more months or years then is more politically correct to look again?
Hey, dont be disheartened! If I may offer some hope/consolation, I also had very short 1-3 month stints on my resume but i managed to get job at a stat board anyway. I think the way you explain it really matters, because to the SB hiring it may seem like the problem was you, i.e. you are not a good fit for public sector/may not be in it for the long run, hence the decision to turn you down. In my case i guess it helped that my stints were from private sector, so i could play the whole "wanted to explore options in private sector before finally settling down in public sector" to let them know it was experimental and that my passion lays here.

Definitely try not too be too honest w your explanation, like saying that xx didnt suit you/you didnt like the culture etc/werent a good fit. Keep it vague and try to smoke them a bit lol. But this is a good lesson to other new hires, better to stick it out in a job for 1 year and build a resume than hop about 3 months each
09-07-2020 07:40 PM
Unregistered
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The government sector appears to punish those who make any mistake in their career. I joined a stat board at the start of this year but it turns out to be the wrong job fit and went to apply for jobs after 3 months. Every interview the panel will say I job hop even after I explained the reason for looking out and reject me. Like that is no one allowed to make a mistake? Then they have to suffer at the wrong company for how many more months or years then is more politically correct to look again?
Obviously for your case, the HR thinks you could be a good fit hence you are invited for the interview.

However, it is the actualy department who rejected you.

I would say not all departments are like that, and you should keep trying.

Good luck and god speed.
09-07-2020 01:46 PM
Unregistered
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How to sense if the hiring manager would like to hire you?
If they talked with you like 1 hour, manrtioned you OK, in the end said wait HR, within 2 weeks.

Will HR inform me if I'm not selected?
They always inform me if I am rejected after interview.
09-07-2020 01:46 PM
Unregistered if i am asked to do a health questionnaire, does it mean high chance of getting offered?
09-07-2020 01:11 PM
Unregistered The government sector appears to punish those who make any mistake in their career. I joined a stat board at the start of this year but it turns out to be the wrong job fit and went to apply for jobs after 3 months. Every interview the panel will say I job hop even after I explained the reason for looking out and reject me. Like that is no one allowed to make a mistake? Then they have to suffer at the wrong company for how many more months or years then is more politically correct to look again?
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