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Chances of getting EP

Postby pparthiv » Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:09 pm

I would be applying for EP now. I would be getting around $5600 SGD per month working with a MNC in singapore. However my university from where I have degree is not listed in the MOM site. I also have a Diploma which is from a recognised university.

What are the chances of getting EP and which one ?

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Re: Chances of getting EP

Postby jpatokal » Sat, 25 Aug 2007 1:32 pm

pparthiv wrote:I would be applying for EP now. I would be getting around $5600 SGD per month working with a MNC in singapore. However my university from where I have degree is not listed in the MOM site. I also have a Diploma which is from a recognised university.

What are the chances of getting EP and which one ?

Having a solid job offer with a decent salary from a reputable company is the important bit, so I'd say your chances of getting the EP are very high. It'll be P2 if they accept your university, Q1 if they don't, but what exactly do you mean by having a "degree" from one and a "diploma" from another? :o
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Postby pparthiv » Sat, 25 Aug 2007 2:06 pm

Well, what I mean is I have a Diploma as well as a graudation degree. The university from where I have diploma is listed in the MOM site where as the university from where I have a degree is not listed in the MOM site. So wanted some advise on that.

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Postby hagar » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 9:58 am

pparthiv wrote:Well, what I mean is I have a Diploma as well as a graudation degree. The university from where I have diploma is listed in the MOM site where as the university from where I have a degree is not listed in the MOM site. So wanted some advise on that.



Just apply and attach copies of all the certificates anyway. As mentioned above most important is the Company sponsorship. From my experience you should not have any problem unless there is an abundance of unemployed Singaporeans that are capable of performing the same duties. Best is for the Company to state in the application that the position is being developed by yourself for eventual take over in due course by a local Singaporean.

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Postby pparthiv » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 3:34 pm

Thanks for the replies.

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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 8:39 pm

pparthiv wrote:Well, what I mean is I have a Diploma as well as a graudation degree. The university from where I have diploma is listed in the MOM site where as the university from where I have a degree is not listed in the MOM site. So wanted some advise on that.

I had to look this up on Wikipedia before I understood what you're talking about. So in the rest of the world, the degree is what you study for at a university for X years, and the diploma is the piece of paper you get when you complete it. In India, a "diploma" seems to be some sort of sub-bachelor's degree, which probably won't count as higher education in Singapore.
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Postby pparthiv » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 9:23 pm

My question to jpatokal is in this case, what is the possibility of getting the EP. The MOM site says for Q1 : "In lieu of recognised qualifications, we may also consider compensatory factors such as skills and years of experience (we recommend a minimum of five years relevant work experience)"

I have 8 yrs of relevant exp in IT with a descent salary. Do you think based on this criteria, I would get Q1 ?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:18 pm

pparthiv wrote:My question to jpatokal is in this case, what is the possibility of getting the EP. The MOM site says for Q1 : "In lieu of recognised qualifications, we may also consider compensatory factors such as skills and years of experience (we recommend a minimum of five years relevant work experience)"

I have 8 yrs of relevant exp in IT with a descent salary. Do you think based on this criteria, I would get Q1 ?


Why don't you go to the MOM website and take the self assessment test?

http://sat.mom.gov.sg/

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Postby pparthiv » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:38 pm

I have taken the Self Assessment Test and it says I qualify for the EP. But I would like to know from your experiences.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:42 pm

pparthiv,

If you have done enough research and searches in these threads, you will already know that everybody's experience in getting an EP be it "S" pass, "Q" Pass or "P" pass is different. It was in my case as well. I would have failed the Self Assessment Test had it been available at that time. So I didn't know and my company filed anyway with a very pervasive argument as to why I was needed. It worked. I've been here ever since (no longer on an EP though). Just do it.

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Postby pparthiv » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple, thanks for the advice. That's very much encouraging. Infact I am spending sleepless nights just about thinking on this as to what's gonna happen to this. So you really feel I must go ahead with this ?

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:52 pm

jpatokal wrote:
pparthiv wrote:Well, what I mean is I have a Diploma as well as a graudation degree. The university from where I have diploma is listed in the MOM site where as the university from where I have a degree is not listed in the MOM site. So wanted some advise on that.


I had to look this up on
Wikipedia
before I understood what you're talking about. So in the rest of the world, the degree is what you study for at a university for X years, and the diploma is the piece of paper you get when you complete it. In India, a "diploma" seems to be some sort of sub-bachelor's degree, which probably won't count as higher education in Singapore.


This is not what the OP has said or even so much as implied;
The university from where I have diploma is listed in the MOM site where as the university from where I have a degree is not listed in the MOM


He/she has taken the degree and diploma at two different faculties.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:07 am

pparthiv wrote:sundaymorningstaple, thanks for the advice. That's very much encouraging. Infact I am spending sleepless nights just about thinking on this as to what's gonna happen to this. So you really feel I must go ahead with this ?


What's the absolute worst thing that could happen? The obvious answer isn't that they will cane you for applyling. They will just say no. If that be the case then you have two options (well 3 options). One, reapply with additional information (documented) or two get as job in Malaysia and then try applying here, or three, forget it and go the the US, Aus, Canada or the UK where the requirements are as stringent!

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Postby prkravi » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:49 am

Leave things to your employer. He will know how to get you on board.
Dont spend sleepless nights over this trivial issue!

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Postby pparthiv » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:17 pm

Yes, I really hope something good comes out of it.


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