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Postby nakatago » Tue, 09 Mar 2010 10:27 pm

I probably already know why--but work with me here--but why do some recruiters:

* arrange interviews for applicants whom they know have years of experience that are vastly different and only remotely relevant from the position?
* don't disclose information about a position so that the applicant can discern if it's a match himself but instead waste time for both the applicant and the interviewer which both find out that nothing matches on the interview itself?
* invite an applicant to an interview but don't forward the info to their groundstaff who don't know what the interviewee is talking about when he shows up at an agreed-upon time and place?
* ask for information that's irrelevant to the position in question?
* have an applicant take an exam, have an interview, tell their expected salary even though from the get go that the guy is over-qualified and that they can't give his asking salary?
* still ask for the applicant's basic information after informing the applicant that they got the contact info from a job portal in which the applicant set his profile to "viewable"?

Like, I said, I probably already know the answers but good lord, some of these recruiters have common sense that leave much to be desired.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 09 Mar 2010 10:45 pm

yah ...i had a job interview when i was new here and she said, why you wanna work here if you can get the same salary in your country?

I had the WTF face for a moment

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Postby irvine » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 1:30 pm

nakatago, tell me about it!

Said company called today to invite me for 2nd interview, saying salary could be what I ask for, but still insist on having my high school diploma and grades. LOL!

At least they haven't demanded my current payslip. But doesn't mean they won't. That is another thing I find it funny to ask from an applicant.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 1:34 pm

irvine wrote:Said company called today to invite me for 2nd interview, saying salary could be what I ask for, but still insist on having my high school diploma and grades.


Talk about having your priorities in order...

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 9:12 pm

irvine wrote:nakatago, tell me about it!

Said company called today to invite me for 2nd interview, saying salary could be what I ask for, but still insist on having my high school diploma and grades. LOL!

At least they haven't demanded my current payslip. But doesn't mean they won't. That is another thing I find it funny to ask from an applicant.

I would say it is perfectly "normal" in Singapore to gather all possible information about you and perhaps your family. With this in mind asking you about school grades is an unimportant and perfectly understandable request. If you later will be ask to tell them a contact person in case if anything happens to you be sure they will ask to provide also her/his birthday date - sure they want to send a postcard.

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Postby irvine » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 9:53 pm

That's a good one, haa!

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Postby madura » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 1:29 pm

beppi wrote:Worst are the local public service job application forms: They run short of asking for the shoe sizes of all uncles and aunts, but seem to be concerned if a grandparent had a criminal conviction ...


I reckon if the public service stops asking for high school grades and other random information in their application forms, the other companies in Singapore would follow suit too. HR policy, even in the private sector, seem very much to follow the public service.

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Postby madura » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 8:24 am

Company *******
Job Title Graduate Opportunities - Manufacturing Engineering Purchasing Professional Excellence Programme

Our Manufacturing Engineers play a key role in developing and continuously improving the world-class processes that allow us to manufacture, assemble and maintain our products. Using a wide range of lean and process improvement tools, they help to ensure we deliver our customers’ requirements.

You will be working within the ******* purchasing team, acting as the technical authority in support of the supply chain. You will work with and develop your suppliers to ensure their methods of manufacture are both stable and capable to ensure continuity of supply. You will be responsible for identifying and facilitating improvements to both the manufactured products and relevant manufacturing processes.

Criteria
To apply to the Manufacturing Engineering Purchasing Professional Excellence Programme, you will need to have:
• A Masters level degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Systems, Aerospace, General Engineering, Integrated Engineering, or similar) graded 2.1 or above – sorry, there’s no negotiating on this aspect. We also look for a strong academic record pre-university, so you need to have A level Grade B or above in Physics and Maths (or equivalent). We have the tools to translate your grades so please fill these in on your application
• You need to be fluent in your native language, both written and verbal. Although our normal business language is English, you will be returning to your home country where your native language is also used
• You also need to be fluent in English and have good writing skills
• Be able to demonstrate a clear motivation for returning to China at the end of the programme
• You should be deeply familiar and confident with Chinese culture and customs


What are these people thinking?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 9:21 am

Thanks for discounting human beings' free will, determination and most especially the ability to learn, adapt, gain experience and master a skill.


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