I always continue my search up until the time my signature is on the contract/employment agreement. Safer, even if they're assuring me they've already decided to take me. Experience.Mexikaner wrote:Two weeks after that still no word. Wondering If I should take it as a rejection and continue my search, or should I send a final email/call asking whether the position has been filled.
In my experience, in the Singapore market you are better off looking for a job, while you have a job. Singapore employers and recruiters are not mature like the UK or Australia employers. Here if you tell that you are about to lose your job or have lost your job, chances are you will be looked upon as if there is something wrong with you. Australia and UK have lots of contract jobs, some very short term so there its expected that in between contracts people will be jobless. Also there people like to make quick decisions, notice periods are short and many job ads require people to join immediately. Here in Singapore, employers are always pussy footing, going back and forth and positions get advertised and then they dont even fill them. In Singapore, I have never come across a company advertising a position as immediate or urgent.Mexikaner wrote:I went for an interview a month ago. After two weeks I send a follow up email asking about the status of the position. I got a reply saying that my interview was really positive and well seen by everyone I talked to. However there wasn't a decision yet on the candidates, but that most likely I would hear from them the following week as they urgently needed to fill this position.
Two weeks after that still no word. Wondering If I should take it as a rejection and continue my search, or should I send a final email/call asking whether the position has been filled.
Sometimes I wonder if as a foreigner looking for a job, while having a job, is worse than looking for a job without having one...you know with all this 'anti-foreigner' sentiment going on...sigh
("un-employed SC's looking for job, here comes this employed FT wanting a new job")
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