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Post by valhensing » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 6:01 pm

well, my HR said if it's unpaid, it wont be considered as working experience...

Let me put it this way, I studied from an institute in singapore but my cert is Awarded by an university accepted by MOM. The course/cert belong to oversea University but i pursued the study in an institute in singapore.
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Post by observer » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 8:48 pm

amarettoSour wrote:just a note.. i applied with only 6 months of relevant experience and got my EP approved.. so it seems that experience isn't always a huge factor.

I'm also confused by OP's situation though.
Congratulations! Yes, it's a combination of factors. For example, if your field of expertise is rare and in demand. We hire quite a few Juniors and Freshies too, both local and foreign, based more on the fact that our industry is in its infancy here in SG. We have also had foreign interns (studying in local schools of course).

Back to the OP, I'm still not sure I get you. So, after graduating, you worked illegally for 3 months (whether knowingly or not is irrelevant, the onus was on you) + you 'freelanced' (which by definition is paid work) but since you were not paid for it, it was probably not pay-worthy anyways (else, why would you do it?) And I think your HR is right, you may mention during interviews but to MOM, I wouldn't do it if I were you, as 'freelancing' without a work pass is illegal as well I believe. And it will not do much for your cause, as the reality is, anybody can freelance. Especially without pay. It kind of says something about your skillsets too.

By the way, freelancing is not an internship. Internship = learn first, work second. Freelancing = work first, work second.

So anyways, one more question. You said you worked "on probation" for 3 months? But your student visa expired/was canceled yesterday. So you were working while on a student pass? Did you receive official payslips etc?

In conclusion, I would recommend to not state any of your "experiences" as they sound quite dodgy. Your field of study may well be rare and in demand like I mentioned above, and if your employer can qualify that then you're in.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 8:54 pm

This one has a definite pong to it.
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Post by valhensing » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 1:09 pm

i got the result, my EP got approved in 5 days

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 1:56 pm

Apparently, Virginia, there really IS a Santa Clause!

Congratulations.
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Post by observer » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 9:27 pm

Congratulations indeed! Good luck to you, and more importantly, good luck to your new employer! :P

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