Job interview...GD sch and grades are the best!!


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After the Haw chong brat incident, it makes me wonder, are grades and sch attended really impt and valid after all?

when i went for an interview, i photocopied all my testimonials, grades, eca records and other army achievements. Then the HR told me to pass her the relavent doc. I passed her everything to best "sell" myself since my grades are jus above avg.

She told me to jus pass her my grades and school i attended:eek: So the "relavent doc" are grades and school i attended?????:dunno:

If i'm the boss, i'll rather hire ppl who are jus moderate rather than cocky brats who are sharp mouth and think they come from top JCs and uni who thinks they are the best:thumbsd: :thumbsd: poo them!!!

Think the HR shd revise their recruitment strategy...
 

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The reality is the best jobs out there requires very good grades. Which sch u come from is secondary.
 

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for moral, how to verify ?

for skills can show cert and scrolls....but for integrity how to prove? :bsmilie:

how the HR going to change their process ?? :sweat:
 

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The reality is the best jobs out there requires very good grades. Which sch u come from is secondary.
gd jobs = good grades (correct)
gd grades = smart ppl ((correct)
smart ppl = gd character :)dunno: )
 

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for moral, how to verify ?

for skills can show cert and scrolls....but for integrity how to prove? :bsmilie:

how the HR going to change their process ?? :sweat:
at least take a look at testimonials mah
 

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gd jobs = good grades (correct)
gd grades = smart ppl ((correct)
smart ppl = gd character :)dunno: )
for good character, there's also the problem of how good is good enough? there is a lot of grey areas on moral.

Eg, a person is honest and have integrity in his work but personal life , he is a play boy who slept around and make gals pregnant but dun want to be responsible??
 

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Reminds me of david gan, he does not have good grades. Moreover, he started as a shampoo boy when the employer employs him. The employer never knew they have employed a talented person. Now he is a famous hair stylist.

One will never know if they have employed a talented person. Therefore low grades doesnt mean no good.
 

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Am I glad my frst employer did not pay attention to my grades :)

Grade in school has absolutely little indication of how well a person will do in the working world.

Neither did Steve Job nor Bill Gates graduated from university when they founded their empire! I am not saying to students that education is unimportant, but it's not a fool proof indication of what a person is capable to achieve later in life.
 

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for good character, there's also the problem of how good is good enough? there is a lot of grey areas on moral.

Eg, a person is honest and have integrity in his work but personal life , he is a play boy who slept around and make gals pregnant but dun want to be responsible??
that's his personal life... work is work, personal life is personal life. Whatever he do outside during office hrs which in any way will not jeopardize the coy's reputation or shareholders, tt's not the coy's concern.

The HR is not going to interview the son or wife to find out if he's a gd husband or dad or a playboy right?
 

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Am I glad my frst employer did not pay attention to my grades :)

Grade in school has absolutely little indication of how well a person will do in the working world.
:thumbsup:

but good grades get high paying job.
 

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After the Haw chong brat incident, it makes me wonder, are grades and sch attended really impt and valid after all?

when i went for an interview, i photocopied all my testimonials, grades, eca records and other army achievements. Then the HR told me to pass her the relavent doc. I passed her everything to best "sell" myself since my grades are jus above avg.

She told me to jus pass her my grades and school i attended:eek: So the "relavent doc" are grades and school i attended?????:dunno:

If i'm the boss, i'll rather hire ppl who are jus moderate rather than cocky brats who are sharp mouth and think they come from top JCs and uni who thinks they are the best:thumbsd: :thumbsd: poo them!!!

Think the HR shd revise their recruitment strategy...
Different HR have different policy. It is not up to us to determine.

Moreover, if a fresh grad just came out to look for jobs, the only most viable things he can "sell" to his prospective employer is his grades/sch/testimonial etc (as he have no experience). Most HR will want to get what they feel will add value to the organization. It is a fierce competition.

For moral, it is something difficult to judge how "cocky" , "sharp mouth" until the person start to work. Depend alot on your "selling" point during interview.

Grades sometimes show little indication how good a person can do in his job... but who say interview / fighting for job is fair in the first place ?
 

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that's his personal life... work is work, personal life is personal life. Whatever he do outside during office hrs which in any way will not jeopardize the coy's reputation or shareholders, tt's not the coy's concern.

The HR is not going to interview the son or wife to find out if he's a gd husband or dad or a playboy right?
Not really true. I know people whose nature of job is very sensitive and they have to go thru thorough check on their personal life such as their spending...even sexual life....
 

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Different HR have different policy. It is not up to us to determine.

Moreover, if a fresh grad just came out to look for jobs, the only most viable things he can "sell" to his prospective employer is his grades/sch/testimonial etc (as he have no experience). Most HR will want to get what they feel will add value to the organization. It is a fierce competition.

For moral, it is something difficult to judge how "cocky" , "sharp mouth" until the person start to work. Depend alot on your "selling" point during interview.
I guess for fresh grad, grades, school, and when major are all important. However, for someone who years of experiences, why should grades and school still be a factor?
 

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I guess for fresh grad, grades, school, and when major are all important. However, for someone who years of experiences, why should grades and school still be a factor?
I agree... , again it will depend on the person who interview and the individual HR policy what they are looking for (grades or experience) :dunno: It is something , that i find it difficult to understand too.
 

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Well, if you believe in 路遥知马力 日久见人心, then I guess such fantastic background (JC or results) would just do enough to land them their first job, but probably not see them through their lifetime career as their true colours (aka performance) would be revealed sooner or later ;)
 

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i agree totally. maybe the grades may give the opportunity, but it wont definitely land you the job. I had a fren recently got a well paying job, being selected over other people with much better grades.

maybe employers should wake up their ideas :p good grade dont always equal to good employees. give a chance to the others. sometimes, people whom know that they are not as "attractive" as the others will hard even harder!
 

ihub88

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i agree totally. maybe the grades may give the opportunity, but it wont definitely land you the job. I had a fren recently got a well paying job, being selected over other people with much better grades.

maybe employers should wake up their ideas :p good grade dont always equal to good employees. give a chance to the others. sometimes, people whom know that they are not as "attractive" as the others will hard even harder!
only happen in lala land, not in sg
 

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Fresh grads - grades, school and any relevant part time jobs done.
Working adults, - related experience.

You can make yourself look pretty with whatever achievements that you gotten in school, but they are not really a factor.
 

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