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How not to SMS a Job Recruiter

Postby nakatago » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 4:27 pm

As seen on stomp:

Job Applicant wrote:If I take mrt???must at where take??I stay at eunos ...u must tell me how to go ..I want to cm u oso must tell me if I take mrt must drop at where???
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Recruiter wrote:Dear Yanyan, I regret to inform you that I have to cancel this interview. From your text messages, you do not observe basic courtesy and manners. Hence it is not someone I would to recruit as my staff. Thanks for your application.


Job Applicant wrote:U than no manners ....I asking u nicely in msg u say I no manners ...u give me the adds u nv teach ppl how to go.if i take mrt u oso must teach ppl how to go isit.the adds u think everywant will go........ than nvm .thx.


Guy forgot about functional and basic English proficiency.

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Not just the English...

Postby AngMoG » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 4:42 pm

Not just the language, the very fact that the applicant thought it is the company's duty to tell him how to get to a specific address.... amazing. ](*,)

That would be another basic skill I would expect from an applicant for any office job... I mean, how difficult is it to check gothere.sg or google maps, or even streetdirectory?

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Re: Not just the English...

Postby nakatago » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 4:55 pm

AngMoG wrote:Not just the language, the very fact that the applicant thought it is the company's duty to tell him how to get to a specific address.... amazing. ](*,)

That would be another basic skill I would expect from an applicant for any office job... I mean, how difficult is it to check gothere.sg or google maps, or even streetdirectory?


There were some Singaporeans, who lived in Singapore their whole lives, have asked me, someone who's been in Singapore just four years how to get to a famous place in Singapore.

But at least they asked nicely.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 5:05 pm

But he's from the PMET class!
Now I'm called PNGMK

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Postby durain » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 8:08 pm

if da txt oledi so bad, i wonder how da CV will look like?

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Postby uscate » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:23 pm

Ha Ha Ha!!!!!! :lol:

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Postby morenangpinay » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:26 am

you ask 10 to come for interview only 1 will actually be there. And 1 applicant had a photo that was sooooooo photo shopped we were surprised the photo was so far from reality.

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Postby movingtospore » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 2:10 pm

Priceless. And so sadly common! And they wonder why *some* places seem to hire lots of FTs.

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Postby uscate » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 5:17 pm

Is this really common practice for PMET jobs? Because I had an uncle on the bus yesterday ask me where I was from and then promptly tell me to go home....He told me that "people like me" were taking all of the good jobs and leaving the Singaporeans to make do with nothing. I figured it wouldn't make any difference for me to point out that I was on the bus at 11:00AM with a cartful of groceries, and most probably WASN'T personally part of the "problem." That was a little harsh, and it was interesting that there was an audience for his diatribe (at least no one applauded!!). Welcome to Singapore, I guess. I'm pretty sure I liked it better when people were nice to my face and talking behind my back.... :roll:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 6:47 pm

uscate wrote:Is this really common practice for PMET jobs? Because I had an uncle on the bus yesterday ask me where I was from and then promptly tell me to go home....


And I'll wager you a pint that he came from China :roll:

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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:57 am

The really stupid thing is that the last time I checked this place still had 2% unemployment.

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Postby gonzales » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 1:21 pm

I had the same experience twice. Candidates rang me up asking what MRT station to go to & from there which Bus to take to get to the building.

Needless to say they didn't get the job.

Oh oh, and a Senior Finance exec. resigned after one week, wait for it...by SMS.

I just don't get this behaviour.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 2:18 pm

movingtospore wrote:The really stupid thing is that the last time I checked this place still had 2% unemployment.


Which counts pretty much as full employment in Europe. The remainder are usually those that do not want to work, or are unemployable.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 4:00 pm

Apart from the lack of english skills, the other thing to note is the applicant clearly doesnt care about the job. See how he/she has replied back to the recruiter. So childish. But I would imagine that the person is a exception and hence it appears on stomp.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 6:58 pm

AngMoG wrote:
movingtospore wrote:The really stupid thing is that the last time I checked this place still had 2% unemployment.


Which counts pretty much as full employment in Europe. The remainder are usually those that do not want to work, or are unemployable.


Agree completely.

I recall analysing and reporting the 'Enterprise Risk' of a bank/brokerage branch in an offshore tax jurisdiction. One thing that came out of it was the extreme difficulty that they had hiring people.

Me: 'How is that possible with a [say] 5% unemployment rate?
Them: 'Because those 5% are not looking for work, or are incapable of doing any work, never mind this work'.


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