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EP for American...Is it as difficult as it sounds?

Postby bouln » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 1:06 pm

Is the EP/SP as difficult as it seems?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 1:14 pm

The worst that can happen is that you are rejected. It's not like you will be shot at dawn or anything like that. Just make sure that your AIP (approval in principle) has been obtained and make that a codicil of taking up the position before you arrive in Singapore. Depending on what you are bringing to the table, it's still possible as you are being sent from the parent company in the US. This gives you a leg up as these are usually looked on a bit more favourably. However, you must still remember that if your position is a humdrum position that anybody with the same degree could fill, then the odds decrease dramatically.

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Postby bouln » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 1:47 pm

[quote="sundaymorningstaple"]The worst that can happen is that you are rejected. It's not like you will be shot at dawn or anything like that. Just make sure that your AIP (approval in principle) has been obtained and make that a codicil of taking up the position before you arrive in Singapore. Depending on what you are bringing to the table, it's still possible as you are being sent from the parent company in the US. This gives you a leg up as these are usually looked on a bit more favourably. However, you must still remember that if your position is a humdrum position that anybody with the same degree could fill, then the odds decrease dramatically.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

sms[/quote]

The problem is I don't want to be rejected. This is an opportunity of a lifetime! What do you think...odds looking good? :)

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Re: EP for American...Is it as difficult as it sounds?

Postby Saint » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 2:31 pm

bouln wrote:After checking out the MOM website it seems that EP/SP are a bit difficult to obtain. I did the self assessment app on the website and it says I'd likely be able to obtain either, but my dilemma is that I don't have much work experience in the field I'd be working.


First off, I'm a 22 year US citizen and I currently hold a Bachelors degree which I received in three years from an accredited university.

I have never worked for this company (headquarters in the US) and they are offering me a position that would place me at the p2 level salary wise.

I have worked all my life, but don't necessarily have the work experience in this field.

Will my lack of experience in this field be held against me? Is it really as difficult as it seems?

The company is helping me, but I'm starting to get worried about the visa process.

Any information/advice would be helpful! Thanks!!


If you are 22 years old and spent 3 years doing a degree I would think you have limited experience in any field? But you say you've work all your life which is a strange phrase to use for a 22 year old :?

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Postby econoMIC » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 4:55 pm

bouln wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:The worst that can happen is that you are rejected. It's not like you will be shot at dawn or anything like that. Just make sure that your AIP (approval in principle) has been obtained and make that a codicil of taking up the position before you arrive in Singapore. Depending on what you are bringing to the table, it's still possible as you are being sent from the parent company in the US. This gives you a leg up as these are usually looked on a bit more favourably. However, you must still remember that if your position is a humdrum position that anybody with the same degree could fill, then the odds decrease dramatically.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

sms


The problem is I don't want to be rejected. This is an opportunity of a lifetime! What do you think...odds looking good? :)


Nothing you can do about it. It can be the opportunity of a lifetime but if the government says no, then no it is. You are still very young so there will be plenty of things still coming up in your life. If you can get it, great. If not then too bad and you have to move on as there is nothing you can do about it. Just be patient and wait.

Last but not least: nobody can tell you about the odds as none of us work for the Ministry of Manpower processing EPs.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 7:09 pm

My money says that since you are being sent by the parent company, your EP will be approved. A SWAG only.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 7:28 pm

Basically, that is why I said give it a go as well. But at the same time I don't want to build your hopes up too high as it's just further to fall then. But give it a go.

If you fail, just remember, life is full of failures along the road. You don't get better without the occasional failure to keep you grounded.


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