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Job Application help!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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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Re: Job Application help!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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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