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Old 07-12-2018, 04:32 PM   #3166
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If you like teaching don't give up,try next time. And what subjects
are you applying for?
I applied for Pri Chinese Language. I'm 37 now.

I will continue to reapply if possible.

I would like to know the reason they rejected me but unfortunately they wouldn't tell.

Well, in this case I'm afraid my path for teaching is blocked by their hidden requirements.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:57 PM   #3167
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I applied for Pri Chinese Language. I'm 37 now.

I will continue to reapply if possible.

I would like to know the reason they rejected me but unfortunately they wouldn't tell.

Well, in this case I'm afraid my path for teaching is blocked by their hidden requirements.
I think age is not the problem,maybe the medical check up?Did you take the Chinese language ept?
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:04 PM   #3168
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I think age is not the problem,maybe the medical check up?Did you take the Chinese language ept?
I was exempted from ept.

Medical check results should be fine, blood sugar level 4.6(normal).

My BMI is a little bit high. <--- Could this be a killer for me? Lol.

Thank you for replying me Huangsandra.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:11 PM   #3169
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I was exempted from ept.

Medical check results should be fine, blood sugar level 4.6(normal).

My BMI is a little bit high. <--- Could this be a killer for me? Lol.

Thank you for replying me Huangsandra.
BMI can't be the problem,anyway don't lose hope and try next time.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:17 PM   #3170
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BMI can't be the problem,anyway don't lose hope and try next time.
Appreciate for your encouragement, huangsandra.

Thank you.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:42 PM   #3171
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I was exempted from ept.

Medical check results should be fine, blood sugar level 4.6(normal).

My BMI is a little bit high. <--- Could this be a killer for me? Lol.

Thank you for replying me Huangsandra.
im so sorry to hear that, the rejection must not have been easy especially since it is your 9th application .

Hais, this is quite worrying. i thought once we completed the medical with decent health the offer will be automatic, just got to wait for it. Now we know unless we see the actual offer , nothing is guaranteed.

Actually i suspect your rejection may be somewhat medical related. Do you mind sharing your BMI? i myself did gain quite abit of weight this year , but i should be still within the acceptable range. Im thinking , there must be a reason in the medical they took our weight and height? Maybe to calculate the risk. But then again , when i was in school , i remembered some of my teachers were overweight themselves ... but the weight could have been gained during the service . Gosh now im worried, how to enjoy the weekend already
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #3172
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im so sorry to hear that, the rejection must not have been easy especially since it is your 9th application .

Hais, this is quite worrying. i thought once we completed the medical with decent health the offer will be automatic, just got to wait for it. Now we know unless we see the actual offer , nothing is guaranteed.

Actually i suspect your rejection may be somewhat medical related. Do you mind sharing your BMI? i myself did gain quite abit of weight this year , but i should be still within the acceptable range. Im thinking , there must be a reason in the medical they took our weight and height? Maybe to calculate the risk. But then again , when i was in school , i remembered some of my teachers were overweight themselves ... but the weight could have been gained during the service . Gosh now im worried, how to enjoy the weekend already
I agreed with you. I lost my competitiveness right after the medical check, that's the problem.

But please don't be worried. Good luck.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:25 PM   #3173
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Really sorry to hear that starmarshal 😩. I wonder how stringent their medical requirements is, my Bmi is on the high side as well 😩😩.

You have no major health issues right? I wonder if it’s the whole pre-diabetic issue since it’s all the rage right now

I just received unsuccessful email this afternoon.

My time line:

Applied on 4 Jul 2018,
Received email for interview on 4 Oct 2018,
Interview was on 8 Oct 2018,
Careers@Gov status changed to "shortlisted" on 12 Nov 2018, no shortlisted email received,
Received email from VITAL for medical check on 22 Nov 2018,
Medical check done on 23 Nov 2018,
Received unsuccessful email today (7 Dec 2018)

I have applied PGDE (mid-career) for 9 times. I attended an interview in 2017 as well and the outcome was unsuccessful.

It's quite demoralized. I have no idea whether I shall apply once again. Maybe I should look for something else.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:45 PM   #3174
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Really sorry to hear that starmarshal 😩. I wonder how stringent their medical requirements is, my Bmi is on the high side as well 😩😩.

You have no major health issues right? I wonder if itís the whole pre-diabetic issue since itís all the rage right now
Right, I have no major health issue. Please don't be panic, you will be alright.

I think most of the shortlisted candidates will get the offer. My story was a sad one but it's only for myself.

Be cool.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:27 PM   #3175
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Hi, may I know if the school admin transferred you to speak to the principal when you called the school?thanks!
Hello, yes i asked to speak to the principal and they transferred the call (:
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:44 AM   #3176
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hi valvani, i remembered they called you to switch to pri school eng?
the fact that you didnt get the rejection email after the 4 weeks mark, probably meant that they did consider you strongly.

As you might know due to our falling birth rates and shrinking enrollment at the JC levels means that secondary school places are extremely competitive. If you are really keen to teach (regardless of the level) then you should consider applying for the primary school level where you will face lesser competition(due to the fact that most applicants prefer to teach at secondary levels) and also more vacancies are available(with all pri schools moving from double to single sessions).

In the mean time try to pursue your other interest. For me i almost gave up at my 4th application, what i did from my 2nd application to my 4th was i started volunteering for free , teaching tuition at the local community centre for 1 year . Besides the experience i got , i felt that allowed me to validate my claims on why i really wanted to make teaching my career and i felt that sat really well with the interviewers . Before the last interview i told myself that this would be my last time applying , and i was going to give my best . I prepared for my presentation way in advance , watched countless youtube videos for lesson inspiration , rehearsed all the lines and memorized the entire 5 mins presentation . Maybe give yourself one final shot at it(might have to wait 6 months , else they wont consider your application anyway).

in any case , cheer up. Where there is life , there is hope!
Hi Cesium

Thanks for the encouraging words. Infact dunno why the Ministry works in wired ways. I actually applied for pri EL but got interviewed for sec EL. Den the call came in to switch to pri EL and finally the rejection. This is my 3rd unsuccessful interview in 5 years. About the volunteering and teaching in tuition centre is not a possibility coz im employed. Infact i am a teacher but at the preschool level. I did like wise too watched videos on YouTube and rehearsed my presentation. Dunno what exactly are they looking for. Will give it one last shot in the next window.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:08 AM   #3177
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Thanks for your kind words starmarshal.

I wish you all the best, really think you should try again though!

Right, I have no major health issue. Please don't be panic, you will be alright.

I think most of the shortlisted candidates will get the offer. My story was a sad one but it's only for myself.

Be cool.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:56 AM   #3178
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im so sorry to hear that, the rejection must not have been easy especially since it is your 9th application .

Hais, this is quite worrying. i thought once we completed the medical with decent health the offer will be automatic, just got to wait for it. Now we know unless we see the actual offer , nothing is guaranteed.

Actually i suspect your rejection may be somewhat medical related. Do you mind sharing your BMI? i myself did gain quite abit of weight this year , but i should be still within the acceptable range. Im thinking , there must be a reason in the medical they took our weight and height? Maybe to calculate the risk. But then again , when i was in school , i remembered some of my teachers were overweight themselves ... but the weight could have been gained during the service . Gosh now im worried, how to enjoy the weekend already
Well, I decide to share with you my BMI. Because during the medical check, doctor told me everything is fine.

My BMI is more than 30, my height is 185cm. Well it's quite high. But I think this society should not discriminate those who are overweight. I've been working with those Americans and Europeans, they are bigger than me.

Hence the only possibility they rejected me is, after medical check, they found my BMI is not acceptable.

I'm doing more exercise to loose my weight. Perhaps MOE doesn't know not every overweight people are at high risk. Some big guys are healthier than those normal BMI people & these big guys in the gym are healthier than those people never do exercise. Anyway, here is Asia.

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Old 09-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #3179
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Starmarshal really appreciate you sharing that with us.

I totally agree with you on the discrimination sigh.

Really hope you don’t give up. Quite clear that you are qualified and very passionate about teaching so this really shouldn’t be the final time you try.

Good luck with your weight loss! I’m sure you can do it!

Well, I decide to share with you my BMI. Because during the medical check, doctor told me everything is fine.

My BMI is more than 30, my height is 185cm. Well it's quite high. But I think this society should not discriminate those who are overweight. I've been working with those Americans and Europeans, they are bigger than me.

Hence the only possibility they rejected me is, after medical check, they found my BMI is not acceptable.

I'm doing more exercise to loose my weight. Perhaps MOE doesn't know not every overweight people are at high risk. Some big guys are healthier than those normal BMI people & these big guys in the gym are healthier than those people never do exercise. Anyway, here is Asia.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:41 AM   #3180
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Anyone starting their untrained teaching stint in Feb 2019? If so, which application window was it when you applied?
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