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Two job offers

Postby JBoogie » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 4:00 pm

Hi guys

I've got two job offers, and i'm not in Singapore yet (also i haven't commenced any formal contracts with any parties)

Basically:
- i've applied for company A, got pre-approved, and sent my EP application to them. It is now being processed.
- In the mean time company B has also offered me a position.

I'm not to sure what to do except to tell company A that I declined their offer, and go with company B.

Does that mean i'll need to go through the whole EP application process again?
I'm also wondering if this will look bad, applying for an EP then changing jobs before it even begins. Any advice would be great!

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Two job offers

Postby the lynx » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 4:18 pm

JBoogie wrote:Hi guys

I've got two job offers, and i'm not in Singapore yet (also i haven't commenced any formal contracts with any parties)

Basically:
- i've applied for company A, got pre-approved, and sent my EP application to them. It is now being processed.
- In the mean time company B has also offered me a position.

I'm not to sure what to do except to tell company A that I declined their offer, and go with company B.

Does that mean i'll need to go through the whole EP application process again?
I'm also wondering if this will look bad, applying for an EP then changing jobs before it even begins. Any advice would be great!

Thanks in advance :)


1. You mean you've gotten the In-Principle Approval for Company A?
2. Yes you have to go through all over again, which also means that there is a possibility that you will be rejected in your attempt with Company B.
3. It will look bad to MOM (whether it will affect your application under Company B, no one knows, but ethically it is bad). Not sure about Company A and Company B though, unless they share info.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Nov 2012 4:59 pm

First thing you have to do it have company A withdraw the EP application. Until that is done, company B cannot apply for an EP at all. Even if Company A has managed to get an IPA, you still need to have company A withdraw the application before company B can file.

Now, the bad part. Once you have gotten company A to withdraw the application, the whole procedure start afresh. Meaning there is always a chance that company B will be rejected for some reason. The employee has to meet said criteria AND the company must justify to MOM WHY it needs to hire a foreigner. Both must pass muster. So, while company A may have been successful in getting you an IPA, company B may not. If that happens, you will be left holding an empty bag.

cavaet emptor

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Postby midnightvisitor » Sat, 01 Dec 2012 5:33 pm

you need to start all over again for sure. hard, isn't it?


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