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rejection of EP

Post by Left Wing » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 10:45 am

How high are the chaces of being rejected even if your EP is filed by a large intl co.

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Post by yrra » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 3:25 pm

As far as I know, your current job offer must be related to your previous experience. Another thing to consider is the quota..but for big companies with so much employees, I think it's not a problem My friend's EP was rejected twice...she's now on the third company and keeping her finger's cross.

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Yeah

Post by Florian » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 6:10 pm

Wow!Am I the friend you are talking about?

But three companies is a good quota.... :D

Just keep your heads up!

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Post by Left Wing » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 8:30 pm

and what are reasons the EP application gets rejected..If the co applying the EP for you finds you capable for the job...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Jun 2006 10:09 pm

An EP is not granted just because a company finds you suitable for a job. That is only a basic requirement for the Company not Singapore. In theory in order to be granted an EP you have to be able to bring something to the table that is not easily found among Singapore's citizens. If, for instance you were just a run of the mill Marketing person, Singapore is full of run of the mill marketing persons, same with lots of occupations. If you have marketing history in a certain industry that is new here, then there may be fewer locals with the skillsets required in this industry. You may have that little bit more not easily found here. If you do, you've got your EP.
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Post by bright_wave » Sat, 17 Jun 2006 11:06 pm

Hi,

They probably reject you on grounds on insufficient locals in the company. My friend got rejected more than thrice (lost count exactly.. :o ) because of that. Then again, if it's a local international company, you probably don't have this problem as long as you have a good degree, a good company willing to take you...should be alright! :) :)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 7:16 am

bright_wave wrote:Hi,

They probably reject you on grounds on insufficient locals in the company. My friend got rejected more than thrice (lost count exactly.. :o ) because of that. Then again, if it's a local international company, you probably don't have this problem as long as you have a good degree, a good company willing to take you...should be alright! :) :)
There are no quotas or ratios for EP's. As SMS pointed out, EP's are granted when the case can be made that the skills needed cannot be found in Singapore.

So, if you are a fresh IT or accounting grad, chances are low. If you have 15 years of strong selling experience into MNC's you'll probably get the EP. If you have specialized knowledge of the company itself... for example, a CFO or division MD, you'll probably get it.

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Post by Charlatan » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 9:22 am

This is good to know, I will be submitting my application for an EP in the coming week (just waiting for my University to send me my proof of graduation).

I have been worried that the Singapore government will reject my application. I think my experience is specialized enough that I should be OK.

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Post by Left Wing » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 9:58 am

thks for all the help...

got the EP approved in 1 week...the imigration agency says this is the fastest ever they have seen..... :lol:

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Post by riversandlakes » Mon, 19 Jun 2006 12:42 am

Sure is! :D You've got some BIGG pushers there :D
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Post by Scorpion » Mon, 19 Jun 2006 12:50 am

Left Wing wrote:thks for all the help...

got the EP approved in 1 week...the imigration agency says this is the fastest ever they have seen..... :lol:
Great to hear that left wing, will c u soon at the airport.. :D
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Post by Left Wing » Mon, 19 Jun 2006 3:23 pm

cheers ! Scorpion...

BTW what are the lunch options if you work near the airport complex ...dont seem too many

never carried a lunch box in my life :cry:

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Post by Scorpion » Tue, 20 Jun 2006 5:02 pm

Left Wing wrote:cheers ! Scorpion...

BTW what are the lunch options if you work near the airport complex ...dont seem too many

never carried a lunch box in my life :cry:
Never a lunch box would be needed down @de airport.

Which section are you going to be placed in Hangar or Line ??
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Post by Left Wing » Tue, 20 Jun 2006 6:35 pm

Mil-Comm not at the airport...

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Post by Scorpion » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:14 am

Airport complex or hangar !!? isn't the same place.. :(

So where are you gona to be posted at :) ?
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