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Forum: Income and Jobs 11-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 539,007
Posted By samantha_wong
Indian Overseas Bank

Do I need to know Tamil in order to work in Indian Overseas Bank?
They have published some roles.
...
Forum: Income and Jobs 27-03-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,605
Posted By samantha_wong
contract role vs perm role in a local bank

Hi,
I interviewed in a local bank for a perm role. Now the bank is turning around and telling me that they can offer me a direct contract but not a regular role. They have constraints on budget,...
Forum: Income and Jobs 17-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By samantha_wong
how long do companies retain personnel file for?

Hi,
I used to work for a bank previously and left in 2013. When I applied again this year, HR told me that they had no record of my previous employment.
I am stunned. I thought that employee...
Forum: Income and Jobs 14-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 68,051
Posted By samantha_wong
handling background checks

If there is no medical checkup involved, just say that you do not have any of this conditions. This is what I do as well.
Forum: Income and Jobs 07-10-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 68,051
Posted By samantha_wong
health checks

Maids are sent for health checks. They are examined for pregnancies, TB, and other diseases. For cooks also there are health checks. What are you being tested for?
Forum: Income and Jobs 30-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By samantha_wong
Anyone work with Optimum Solutions?

Hi,
I notice that this company has more than 85 job positings on jobsbank. Not even DBS, OCBC, UOB have that many.
Looks like this is a very good company to work for and there are good prospects...
Forum: Income and Jobs 30-09-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By samantha_wong
Should I pay both sides of CPF?

Hi,
I found a job after a long period of joblessless. My employer wants me to pay both sides of CPF and I have agreed in writing to do the same. In sept i paid for both sides of CPf. This company...
Forum: Income and Jobs 30-09-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 68,051
Posted By samantha_wong
background checks

MOM, IRAS, CPF, etc, never disclose this information to prospective employer, unless the prospective employer is Singapore government itself.
Forum: Income and Jobs 02-01-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By samantha_wong
how employers find out about past performance

hi, this local bank is asking me to prove that I indeed met my sales target in my current company. How can I prove what the targets were and I really met them? I can only show my past salary slips....
Forum: Income and Jobs 18-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,244
Posted By samantha_wong
working for one of the big4

What is working for a big4 in Singapore like?
Is it all sweat and blood or there is some work-life balance?
Big4 often claim that they take effort to help their staff improve their skills.
How...
Forum: Income and Jobs 15-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,453
Posted By samantha_wong
Any employment in Singapore - 6 mth contract,...

Any employment in Singapore - 6 mth contract, perm, probation - attracts CPF.
Forum: Income and Jobs 14-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,479
Posted By samantha_wong
are the big 4 really clones?

A friend of mine who has been through 3 of the big 4 tells me that these companies are all clones. Everything is same except name - long hours, same bosses, about the same salaries. Even the bosses...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-12-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By samantha_wong
interview process in ANZ

Hi, is the recruitment team of ANZ located in Singapore or Manila?
I applied for the position a manager in ANZ and someone has been calling me from Macatee City. The call is always from a "private...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,888
Posted By samantha_wong
resigning after 1 month of service

Hi,
Has anyone resigned after only 1 month of service when the contract is supposed to run for 1 year?

Does is reflect poorly on career or is it normal these daze?
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,418
Posted By samantha_wong
Sergent in Big

What is a sergent in big4 like, if a manager is a Captain?
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,556
Posted By samantha_wong
offer letter vs appointment letter?

Hi,
What is the difference between job offer letter and appointment letter? Which of these forms the basis for contract of employment?
Thanks,
Samantha
Forum: Income and Jobs 03-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,115
Posted By samantha_wong
expected salary: then and now

Hi,
the expected salary you indicated at the time of interview - 3 months ago- was accurate then. If matters have cahnged along the way, you can ask for more.

I once applied for a job. HR came...
Forum: Income and Jobs 30-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,418
Posted By samantha_wong
benefits of PWC

I heard that PWC has a marvellous gym on their premises - free of cost to all staff.
Forum: Income and Jobs 26-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,092
Posted By samantha_wong
lowball offer

Last drawn: $4300 pm, jobless since Aug 2014
Offered $3800.
Forum: Income and Jobs 26-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,015
Posted By samantha_wong
In Bank of Amrika, I hear tht reference checks...

In Bank of Amrika, I hear tht reference checks take upto 3 months to complete.
Forum: Income and Jobs 26-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,092
Posted By samantha_wong
how to deal with a lowball offer

Hi,
I just landed a job with a local bank. I have been without job for a while. I think the HR is trying to lowball me. They are paying me less than what I was drawing before I lost my job. Very...
Forum: Income and Jobs 22-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By samantha_wong
is it fare to get a bidding war started

Hi,
Some candidates secure job offers from 2 companies and get the companies to bid higher and higher for them. I think this is unethical. Eg. getting both DBS and OCBC to make offers to you, then...
Forum: Income and Jobs 21-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,368
Posted By samantha_wong
salary discloure by employers

Hi,
Do employers in Singapore disclose the salary of their staff to anyone? My current employer tells me that they do not disclose salary details of staff during background checks. My sister's...
Forum: Income and Jobs 18-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,418
Posted By samantha_wong
contract position - accept or not?

Do accept the contract position if you do not have a better choice. Otherwise, good luck!!!
Forum: Income and Jobs 14-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,565
Posted By samantha_wong
stage of recruitment

I have had 4 rounds with the line/hiring managers and 1 round with HR. So far most questions were fine "how do you do x, what do you know about y". Now the HR are Benchmarking my compensation....
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