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SPass rejection within a day

Postby miaolove123 » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 8:45 pm

Dear all,

My SPass got rejected within a day of application. HOW COME? It seems to me like they don't even bother to read thru applicant's background information.


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---> I'm degree holder (hons), majoring in Accounting, minor in Applied Econs. No experience except internship. Salary rate is S$2,700. Position which I applied for is Financial Accountant. It pretty much relates to my study.


Please advice.... many thanks for your inputs

Miao

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 9:08 pm

Haven't you read about FT issues of late? No wonder you seemed to be so surprised.

Well it is not that you don't fit the job, MOM never bothered to read your details, etc...

1. That position can be easily filled by qualified locals themselves. MOM wants to make sure that only FTs get into jobs that require such.

2. Which country are you from BTW? That may be another factor actually.

Last but not least, every applicant is subjected to their discretion so they can decide who they want to approve or reject. Too bad.

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Re: SPass rejection within a day

Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 9:29 pm

miaolove123 wrote:No experience except internship.

I suspect that this was the major reason for the rejection. As the lynx said above, there's a drive (understandable if you look at it dispassionately) to recruit local candidates where possible. Given the number of graduates coming out of Singapore universities every year, it's not that surprising to me that they would want the prospective employer to search that group first.

Sorry to sound hard and unsympathetic; I'm just trying to look at your situation objectively. Often in situations like this, the suggestion would be for the employer to appeal - not much to lose, always a possibility they will be more forthcoming second time round, when they see persistence. It has been known to work, but I fear that the chances would be very slim in your case, given the speed with which the original application was rejected.

SMS or MS would be best placed to advise further.
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Postby miaolove123 » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:11 pm

thanks for replying me so quickly :)

I have expected the worst thing would came as my pass got rejected within a day.

Yes, it's true that the Financial Accountant position I applied for is easily filled by local. And yes, I am INEXPERIENCED. However, there is the fact that NO LOCALS HAVE TURNED UP FOR INTERVIEW. The HR manager told me that she has posted and re-posted the advertisement for 3 months after the previous accountant resigned. I am the only who actually came for interview.

So my thought is:

Look at the company's side, I'm pretty sure they always wanna hire a local (much less paperwork). But the thing is no local wants this job. They didn't drop any local candidate in order to bring me in! In other words, I did not "steal" anyone's job since they didn't apply to work in this company.

Still, I haven't gotten any update from the company yet. I am still waiting for their final decision. Appeal or not, oh wells, it's out of my control.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:17 pm

miaolove123 wrote:thanks for replying me so quickly :)

I have expected the worst thing would came as my pass got rejected within a day.

Yes, it's true that the Financial Accountant position I applied for is easily filled by local. And yes, I am INEXPERIENCED. However, there is the fact that NO LOCALS HAVE TURNED UP FOR INTERVIEW. The HR manager told me that she has posted and re-posted the advertisement for 3 months after the previous accountant resigned. I am the only who actually came for interview.

So my thought is:

Look at the company's side, I'm pretty sure they always wanna hire a local (much less paperwork). But the thing is no local wants this job. They didn't drop any local candidate in order to bring me in! In other words, I did not "steal" anyone's job since they didn't apply to work in this company.

Still, I haven't gotten any update from the company yet. I am still waiting for their final decision. Appeal or not, oh wells, it's out of my control.


I appreciate your attitude to this situation. No doubt this particular issue can be frustrating on applicants and prospective employers and we have seen many outbursts by the brokenhearted and dejected ones in this forum.

If your employer really needs you like you described and no local appears to take up, he can take it up to MOM for appeal but I can't be sure if this reason is deemed substantial by MOM.

Good luck.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 3:41 am

The problem is that the employer and the MOM view the problem differently. From the MOM's point of view is that there are sufficient locals to fill the positions. In this particular field this is more than true. The problem is that the local Employer thinks just the opposite. But the fact that they cannot get local employees is the fault of the Employer. If the employer offered the locals a suitable wage, then they would have applicants. Therefore, it's not the fault of MOM so appealing to them would fall on deaf ears.

However, as long as you are inured to pain, feel free to appeal over and over. Who knows.......

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Postby miaolove123 » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:01 am

Hi there,

Thanks for your replies.

To SMS:

Could you tell me more about the appealing process? Are there any documents that I need to prepare?

According to my knowledge, the process will last for a month. Is it too long?

I have called MOM this morning. Very sad to say that they didn't entertain me as an applicant. No reason of rejection has been disclosed.

UPDATE:
The company called me and said they will try to apply for a TEP (training employee pass), which also allows me to remain and work as a trainee at the company. How? I searched the MOM site and saw that TEP only lasts for 6 months. Have anyone come across this issue before? Thanks

Miao

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:22 am

Isn't gonna happen. There are '000's of accountants already here. You need to do a reality check. The facts are in front of you. You want to pretend to be a salmon trying to spawn, go right ahead. Do you know the percentage of salmon swimming upstream that actually make it? Good luck.

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Postby miaolove123 » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:51 pm

@ SMS,

Thanks!

Okay I got you. They have turned their backs on me so no point to chase after a thing that is out of my reach.

Will try to upgrade my qualifications with ACCA and come back later. SMS you're right actually, it's not a right time for job seeking in this country now.

Miao


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