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Post by Asdracles » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 4:36 am

I was working here for 3 years, around your age, your experience, a bit over that salary and also not degree. Had a EP at the first try in Dec 2006 (however I must say, my industry REALLY lacks of Singaporean)

Now, suddenly after renewal, they gave me just an S-Pass. Not sure about the difference, besides you can't apply for a LTVP (it doesn't matter to me), and probably worse chances to apply for a PR.

I asked and just was told that criteria change continuously. Was shocking as everything was the same, just even more professional certificates.

Strengthen application? That doesn't exist. Just be sure that all data is right and add the supporting documents.

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Post by KLite » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:58 am

^^^ thanks for sharing. i guess i'll just have to submit my app and keep my fingers crossed.

By 'strengthen my app', i was thinking along the lines of character references, employer testimonies etc.

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Post by ksl » Sun, 18 Apr 2010 6:05 pm

KLite wrote:^^^ thanks for sharing. i guess i'll just have to submit my app and keep my fingers crossed.

By 'strengthen my app', i was thinking along the lines of character references, employer testimonies etc.
See if you can get your references to emphasise the specialty skills that you have and how they can contribute to growth and employment.

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Post by KLite » Mon, 19 Apr 2010 4:13 pm

^^ that's really helpful. thanks for the tip!

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Post by ksl » Mon, 19 Apr 2010 8:02 pm

KLite wrote:^^ that's really helpful. thanks for the tip!
Ckeck out the link i posted, it will give you food for thought, on how pro's tackle problem solving, That is not to say we are always right, but in general many problems have been solved by team work, always keep an open positive mind and look for solutions to solve the technical hindrance by governments. Give them what they are asking for, special talent that can generate growth and jobs, within a reasonable set time frame. That's what you are offering the company...to be productive so you have to convince them your strengths are better than Singaporeans because? It is your employer who has to convey the message, so tell them that.

Because many HR will not even consider it, they are limited in character, skills and bad habits. Think of American Idol and your intuition tells you who is good or who is bad, but even then experience of listening to music, is the experience you pick up, when they are good they are really good, so it's that moment you have to be special and different, don't blow it. If you understand what i mean.

Enthusiasm and the challenge to succeed is number one priority, you need to be able to string all the subordinates together to reach your primary goal think carefully of details and your strengths to achieve, what you want.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic67836.html

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Post by KLite » Thu, 20 May 2010 4:01 pm

thanks everyone for your feedback! Just wanted to update anyone who might find it helpful, my visa has been approved (Q1). I submitted a few recommendation letters from previous employers, that may have helped it along.

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