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S pass application - likely to be rejected?

Postby blueberry13 » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 6:49 pm

Hi, I am from S.Korea, looking for job here.

I used to work last May-Aug in SG local company with S pass, and am now applying for new S pass by my new employer.

When I checked myself with Self Accessment Tool on MOM website, it said "unlikely to get S pass or E pass."

I am soooo afraid if my actual application will get rejected, because currently it is terribly hard to find a full time job for foreigners like me. I would like to stay in Signapore at least a few years with working...but the situation is getting frustrating...:(

How accurate is this SAT?

FYI, these are my details.
1. BA degree (full time) in social science
2. total working experience less then 1 year
3. the new employer is MNC that is well established and big size
4. the position is not actually related to my previous working experince or my major, but they've decided to hire me(and two other S.Koreans) becuase they need Korean-speaking staff to liaise with their Korean office. The position is account field.
5. month salary $2000

For my understanding, Singapore has tightend up the regulations for foreign manpower in terms of the number of the foreign workers that each company can hire and also criterias for s pass/ ep.

If anybody has similar story, please share.
Thank you and have a good day ahead!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 8:32 pm

Yep, likely to be rejected for two reasons.

a) No related experience

b) Your degree isn't relevant either.

I've had rejections on renewals for guys that have 4 years experience with me on S passes but because their degrees are not technical degrees and they are technicians. They were holding garbage degrees like Philosophy, Social Studies, Arts, etc., etc. This is since they've tightened up the criteria. Just because you speak the language is no longer an important factor (to MOM).

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Postby blueberry13 » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 4:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yep, likely to be rejected for two reasons.

a) No related experience

b) Your degree isn't relevant either.

I've had rejections on renewals for guys that have 4 years experience with me on S passes but because their degrees are not technical degrees and they are technicians. They were holding garbage degrees like Philosophy, Social Studies, Arts, etc., etc. This is since they've tightened up the criteria. Just because you speak the language is no longer an important factor (to MOM).


Hi there, thank you for your comment and sorry for my late response.
I've checked my application and if it says "Approved", would there be any chance that the status suddenly changes as "Rejected"? Yesterday afternoon it was "Pending" and when checking this morning "Approved"..now the system is close...
I am too afraid if MOM put approved status mistakenly and later they reject it...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 7:33 pm

Congratulations. Unless you put somebody else's name on it, if it was your name on it and it said approved, you are in. The systems go down periodically for maintenance, updating among other things, but rare do they make a mistake. Usually the updating is done a day or two later in most cases, so you may have been approved for a day or to before it showed up on the site. One possible reason is the fact you are in Security but even so, I'm surprised as most freshers today are being rejected out of hand. Guess you've found a niche that they are still searching for. Lucky you.

Now the problems it, other will read that you were successful and automatically think that they should be approved as well. There are some fields where the Gahmen/Universities just don't yet have the expertise. I suppose you've found one of them. Good on ya!


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