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Old 28-08-2019, 02:52 PM   #4861
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Same. Do you know when we can reapply again? A bit sian cos the window closed yesterday...
Sorry to hear that too.

You can apply again 6 months after the rejection. Which is most probably going to be the 1st application window of 2020.

You'll only get better with each attempt!

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Old 28-08-2019, 02:58 PM   #4862
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I went on 17 July and have not yet recieved any rejection. Only recieved the EPT availability email and Processing email so far. Application status is still "In Process". How about you?
I just received my processing email!
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Old 28-08-2019, 05:11 PM   #4863
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I received my rejection email this morning & also realised that the application window closed yesterday (sians) so I called MOE on regards to the nearest application window (or if I have any chance to apply this year) and they told me to apply again.... NEXT YEAR :-)))))))

Kinda sad bcos teaching is the only thing that i’m certain about doing & I don’t really have a back-up plan for my life SO if anyone has a job opening, please hit me up :-)
Emailed them also:

“We may wish to clarify that currently in Careers@gov, unsuccessful applicants are not able to submit a fresh application for the same job within 6 months from the date of their unsuccessful application. You can consider re-submitting your application after that.

Your application will be considered on its individual merit, in competition with other applications received in the same window.

Please note that your application for the position of a trained teacher will be considered based on our organisational requirements and only shortlisted candidates will be informed. For applicants who are unable to attend an interview in Singapore, their application may be processed outside of the above application windows.”
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Old 29-08-2019, 01:07 AM   #4864
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I received my rejection email this morning & also realised that the application window closed yesterday (sians) so I called MOE on regards to the nearest application window (or if I have any chance to apply this year) and they told me to apply again.... NEXT YEAR :-)))))))

Kinda sad bcos teaching is the only thing that i’m certain about doing & I don’t really have a back-up plan for my life SO if anyone has a job opening, please hit me up :-)
Let me just share my wife's experience. after poly, she applied for teaching. they gave her option only to teach Malay. she insist on General. was rejected. She applied to work with ICA meanwhile. after 3 rejections, mainly for as a Malay teacher or just rejected, she was accepted finally! Even so, it was just contract teaching for a year or so until the start of NIE. at any point of time, MOE can still reject her if her performances in her contract school was bad. 4 years later, completed Diploma and managed to crossover and complete the Degree programme. And guess the irony. She dropped out of JC after 2 years. Didn't get outstanding GPA for her poly. Purely perseverance to get into the Diploma Programme.

Ending up with a 2nd lower Hons, I would say remarkable considering her struggles from the start, from rejection letters, contract teaching, diploma and lastly, to degree. and now, she's doing well in her school. probably her personality helps a lot in the transition.

As compared to me, applied for NIE in first try, got in the first try. Direct into Degree programme (Maths major). Enjoy teaching in school but not the baggage that comes along with it. No longer with MOE now. I was given the easier opportunity, but it still wasn't the right fit for me in the end.

so to those who really want it, don't give up! but be careful to those who think it will be easy. If you're in the diploma programme, you need to work your ass to cross over into the degree programme. tough as it may, you will hate being just a diploma teacher in school. less progression, same workload as others. you sure?

Even after graduation, it's not an easy job. Depending on your school, certain bootlicking skills are required. you need to tank on more loads. BTs are not supposed to be overloaded, but who cares. somebody need to do it. and BTs are bottom of the foodchain. and NIE will suddenly feel easy. even 5 years later, it will be easier but you will crave to leave. for some, they can adapt. but for people like me, it's better for me to leave.

If you're socially awkward, tend to be honest most of the time, prefer things to be done your way(even if it's easier for everyone), hate changes that doesn't make common sense(due to higher ups' decisions), please don't even bother to join. It'll be harder for you. VERY VERY HARD! sure, some teachers are like that, but inside, most of them are constantly facing the struggles. your personality will determine how easy life will be in the school. especially, if you don't mind the bootlicking route to go up.

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Old 29-08-2019, 03:05 AM   #4865
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Hey guys, anyone who went for interview mid-late Jul got status changed to shortlisted? I applied for sec SS/Hist. Will there be a follow up email? Is there a probability that one gets rejected despite status change? The wait is killing me x.x
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Old 29-08-2019, 09:02 AM   #4866
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Hey guys, anyone who went for interview mid-late Jul got status changed to shortlisted? I applied for sec SS/Hist. Will there be a follow up email? Is there a probability that one gets rejected despite status change? The wait is killing me x.x
I have read earlier post, some even rejected after medical. LOL. Nothing is certain. I guess there will be more cuts even after you're shortlisted
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Old 29-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #4867
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Let me just share my wife's experience. after poly, she applied for teaching. they gave her option only to teach Malay. she insist on General. was rejected. She applied to work with ICA meanwhile. after 3 rejections, mainly for as a Malay teacher or just rejected, she was accepted finally! Even so, it was just contract teaching for a year or so until the start of NIE. at any point of time, MOE can still reject her if her performances in her contract school was bad. 4 years later, completed Diploma and managed to crossover and complete the Degree programme. And guess the irony. She dropped out of JC after 2 years. Didn't get outstanding GPA for her poly. Purely perseverance to get into the Diploma Programme.

Ending up with a 2nd lower Hons, I would say remarkable considering her struggles from the start, from rejection letters, contract teaching, diploma and lastly, to degree. and now, she's doing well in her school. probably her personality helps a lot in the transition.

As compared to me, applied for NIE in first try, got in the first try. Direct into Degree programme (Maths major). Enjoy teaching in school but not the baggage that comes along with it. No longer with MOE now. I was given the easier opportunity, but it still wasn't the right fit for me in the end.

so to those who really want it, don't give up! but be careful to those who think it will be easy. If you're in the diploma programme, you need to work your ass to cross over into the degree programme. tough as it may, you will hate being just a diploma teacher in school. less progression, same workload as others. you sure?

Even after graduation, it's not an easy job. Depending on your school, certain bootlicking skills are required. you need to tank on more loads. BTs are not supposed to be overloaded, but who cares. somebody need to do it. and BTs are bottom of the foodchain. and NIE will suddenly feel easy. even 5 years later, it will be easier but you will crave to leave. for some, they can adapt. but for people like me, it's better for me to leave.

If you're socially awkward, tend to be honest most of the time, prefer things to be done your way(even if it's easier for everyone), hate changes that doesn't make common sense(due to higher ups' decisions), please don't even bother to join. It'll be harder for you. VERY VERY HARD! sure, some teachers are like that, but inside, most of them are constantly facing the struggles. your personality will determine how easy life will be in the school. especially, if you don't mind the bootlicking route to go up.
Hey there! What you shared was really insightful! I agree that personality fit is important too! So how would u describe ur wife's personality vs yrs, which makes her a better fit?

Thanks!
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Old 29-08-2019, 02:20 PM   #4868
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Hello, any further updates from the July batch for those whose status is reflected as "shortlisted"?
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Old 29-08-2019, 06:19 PM   #4869
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Hello, any further updates from the July batch for those whose status is reflected as "shortlisted"?
Nope from me. Praying for the best. lol
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Old 29-08-2019, 06:49 PM   #4870
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Hello, any further updates from the July batch for those whose status is reflected as "shortlisted"?
My status isn’t even “Shortlisted”, it’s still “In Process” /facepalm
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Old 29-08-2019, 07:02 PM   #4871
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Hello, any further updates from the July batch for those whose status is reflected as "shortlisted"?
Mine's still "in process", no updates either.
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Old 29-08-2019, 07:36 PM   #4872
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Hey! Anyone else only interviewed in August despite applying for the June period? Any updates?
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Old 30-08-2019, 02:19 PM   #4873
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Hey! Anyone else only interviewed in August despite applying for the June period? Any updates?
same here! I applied in the June window but only went for the interview 1 Aug. This is the 4th week since then and nope I haven't gotten any updates (-':
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Old 31-08-2019, 06:18 PM   #4874
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Any updates for those who applied in June and interviewed in August? And anyone applied to MOE kindergarten teaching? What's the timeline like?
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:50 AM   #4875
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Does anyone know how badly one has to do to fail the untrained teaching stint?
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