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Job Application help!

Post by Lostsoul » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:18 am

Just seeking advice from people who have greater work experience than myself.

I am in my early 30s, holding on to an Assistant Director position in a govt-linked "private" entity. I have been wanting to move out to the private sector. I am a graduate with one of our local universities.

Recently, I landed interviews with a large MNC as a mid-senior level management role after an approach by a headhunter. The interview process went well (or so I think at that time). There was a total of 3 rounds of interview and I completed all of them.

It had been slightly over a week since my last interview. The headhunter came back to me and said the hiring process is still on-going and my application is KIV-ed and it is definitely not a no, if it was a "No", they would have informed me immediately.

What am I to suss out from this?

To me, being placed on KIV would mean I am good but not good enough for them to hire unless they are have urgent needs.

Do I move on and consider other opportunities? Or do I continue to hold on and hope for the best?

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:03 am

Lostsoul wrote:Just seeking advice from people who have greater work experience than myself.

I am in my early 30s, holding on to an Assistant Director position in a govt-linked "private" entity. I have been wanting to move out to the private sector. I am a graduate with one of our local universities.

Recently, I landed interviews with a large MNC as a mid-senior level management role after an approach by a headhunter. The interview process went well (or so I think at that time). There was a total of 3 rounds of interview and I completed all of them.

It had been slightly over a week since my last interview. The headhunter came back to me and said the hiring process is still on-going and my application is KIV-ed and it is definitely not a no, if it was a "No", they would have informed me immediately.

What am I to suss out from this?

To me, being placed on KIV would mean I am good but not good enough for them to hire unless they are have urgent needs.

Do I move on and consider other opportunities? Or do I continue to hold on and hope for the best?
1 week is too fast to get a reply, especially if you are one of the candidates !!

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by Lostsoul » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:10 am

ecureilx wrote:
1 week is too fast to get a reply, especially if you are one of the candidates !!
Well... I was supposedly the last man standing at the final round...

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:32 am

Lostsoul wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
1 week is too fast to get a reply, especially if you are one of the candidates !!
Well... I was supposedly the last man standing at the final round...
Still too soon. MNC's take 6 months to close positions out IME.
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Re: Job Application help!

Post by Lostsoul » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 2:03 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Lostsoul wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
1 week is too fast to get a reply, especially if you are one of the candidates !!
Well... I was supposedly the last man standing at the final round...
Still too soon. MNC's take 6 months to close positions out IME.

Wow, whatever happened to moving fast...

The waiting game is killing me.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 4:21 pm

Lostsoul wrote: Wow, whatever happened to moving fast...

The waiting game is killing me.
Welcome to Singapore?

I never had a 6 months wait but 2 to 3 months is expected for the various paperwork to push through.

If it is extremely urgent, expect 1 month.

So hurry up and wait!

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by Lostsoul » Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:11 am

ecureilx wrote:
Lostsoul wrote: Wow, whatever happened to moving fast...

The waiting game is killing me.
Welcome to Singapore?

I never had a 6 months wait but 2 to 3 months is expected for the various paperwork to push through.

If it is extremely urgent, expect 1 month.

So hurry up and wait!
I am a local though. No passes to apply for me! Haha...

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 05 Sep 2017 7:32 am

Lostsoul wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Lostsoul wrote: Wow, whatever happened to moving fast...

The waiting game is killing me.
Welcome to Singapore?

I never had a 6 months wait but 2 to 3 months is expected for the various paperwork to push through.

If it is extremely urgent, expect 1 month.

So hurry up and wait!
I am a local though. No passes to apply for me! Haha...
In my last post I didn't say passes did I?

The internal processes and approvals can go on for so long.

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Re: Job Application help!

Post by BBCDoc » Tue, 05 Sep 2017 8:34 am

Maybe hiring has been temporarily frozen with Budget cut? Or another position has taken priority for hiring?

I have taken 5 months to fill 4 positions...it's been a struggle to find the right candidate within the Budget we can afford


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Re: Job Application help!

Post by southpaw1984 » Sat, 18 Aug 2018 2:10 pm

Hello everyone!

I would like to get advice from expats who already got a job offer after the interview. I am waiting for the response 52 days after Skype interview. Last week the HR manager told me they are still reviewing candidates. Is it normal for the hiring process in Singapore?

P.S.I am trying to keep positive, but waiting time is killing me. It is never easy to wait so long. )

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