Tag Archives: Employment

I WAITED 4 MONTHS FOR MINDEF JOB ONLY TO BE REJECTED WITH LAME REASON

In July 2015, I have submitted an online job application for the DXO position of Assistant Executive(Finance) whereby HR Executive Es***r from Mindef Human Resource Department(MHRD) reverted back to me asking me to submit more documents for their selection process. Everything went well and the 2 hiring managers got to know my abilities and skill sets during the interview. On 30 Dec 2015, the things suddenly start to turn out differently in a totally unexpected manner. I received a call from MHRD Es***r and I was informed that the Final Management Approval was not granted and I have officially lost the job. The job which I have been waiting since the initial verbal offer on 4 Sep 2015 which is nearly 4months of long wait.

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30% OF GRADUATES UNEMPLOYED, 30% EARN LESS THAN $2,000?

The Singapore Institute of Technology reported a gross mean monthly salary of $3,010″ – what may perhaps be interesting to note is that some of the private universities may be giving more statistics than the public universities. For example – “At JCU, its survey of students who graduated at the end of 2013 and in 2014 found that more than seven in 10 were settled in jobswithin six months. About half had salaries of between $2,001 and $3,000, and about 30 per cent made less than $2,000 a month”. Does this mean that about 30 per cent were unemployed?

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FRESH GRADUATES NEED TO REFLECT ON THEIR SELF-ENTITLED MENTALITY OR LOSE OUT TO FOREIGNERS

Fresh graduates are pickier than before, and are willing to accept only jobs which pay more. Many do not take into account the quality of their resumes or their exam results. They do not think about working their way up. Why would employers pay more for Singaporeans who are less willing to work hard, as compared to foreigners who can be more capable and are willing to learn? Rather than question why there are no jobs available, fresh graduates should instead ask themselves why they should be hired. The mindset of Singaporeans must change in order for them to be more competitive in the job market.

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MALAY MUSLIMS SHOULD NOT KEEP PLAYING THE VICTIM IN HIRING ISSUES BECAUSE IT MIGHT BACKFIRE ON THEM

Sometimes I wonder if it is good for Malays to take job hiring issues into the public because while they might get that company into the negative spotlight but the end consequences are it might cause a lot more bosses/companies out there to view the Malay Muslim community who use religious issues as a threat to force them to hire them and over time this might cause people to view Muslim people as too troublesome to hire. I write because I am worried for you and I don't know whether taking this course of action will end up helping the Malay community or harming themselves instead.

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REAL GRADUATE STARTING PAY DECLINED 9% FOR PAST 7 YEARS

I refer to the article “NUS grads among the world’s most employable” (Straits Times, Nov 13). It states that “The median gross monthly salary of fresh NUS graduates in full-time permanent employment was $3,200 last year, compared with $3,000 for 2013.” According to the Singapore Yearbook of Manpower Statistics 2014 (page H30) – the median gross monthly starting salary of university graduates in full-time permanent employment was $2,750 in 2007.

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FOREIGN TALENTS EMPLOYED IN SINGAPORE HITS ALL TIME HIGH?

In this connection, although the latest MOM labour report released on 29 October did not give the breakdown of total employment into foreigners, PRs and Singaporeans – I estimate (using the unemployment rates and total employment data) the percentage of foreign workers and non-Singaporean workers (foreigners and PRs) may have reached an all-time high of about 38.9 and 47.1 per cent respectively.

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JAPANESE COMPANY & FORMER EMPLOYEE LOCKED IN WAR OF WORDS

As reported earlier, a Japanese company, Tanesei Trading Pte Ltd, fired a local Singaporean and told her that it did not need to give her employee benefits under a "special agreement" between the Singapore government and the Japanese Embassy. However, the company has now taken a hostile stance against their former employee and has threatened to sue her and A.S.S. for exposing the misdeeds of the company. The company has also arrogantly declared that any complaints to the Ministry of Manpower will be useless.

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EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS: MORE S’POREANS UNEMPLOYED BUT FOREIGN WORKERS INCREASED?

Since “Total employment grew by 9,700 in the second quarter of 2015, after contracting in the preceding quarter (-6,100)” – does it mean that the net increase in total employment was 3,600 in 1H 2015? So, why is local employment change decreasing by 8,000 against an overall increase in foreign employment of 12,500 (- 8,900 locals + 3,600 total employment increase)?

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