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Old 14-10-2019, 05:00 PM   #5206
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For those who applied in the August batch and have already done their interviews, when will we receive the outcome of our application?

I received another job offer today and am unsure of what to do. This job is my second choice after teaching, so I'm not sure if I should accept it. But what if I don't get accepted into teaching? What will you do if you were in my situation?

Please help

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Old 14-10-2019, 06:00 PM   #5207
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For those who applied in the August batch and have already done their interviews, when will we receive the outcome of our application?

I received another job offer today and am unsure of what to do. This job is my second choice after teaching, so I'm not sure if I should accept it. But what if I don't get accepted into teaching? What will you do if you were in my situation?

Please help
Hi there! Your dilemma is not unique. I believe any of us here could have been in your situation too, or if not, have considered the possibility of it happening too.

For me, I chose to avoid this dilemma by only applying for this one teaching position. Though, I do have a Plan B for if I receive an unsuccessful outcome.

The earliest you will be informed of a successful outcome should be by early November. For unsuccessful outcome, its usually within a month from the interview. However.. the entire process is usually pretty lengthy and there have been cases where an applicant only got accepted close to a year of waiting. My point is, the duration is unpredictable, and can range from 3 months to a year or more. Donít miss out on an opportunity (your second option) just to wait out on an uncertain outcome. You could always leave that company when you received an offer from MOE. Of cos, Iím assuming your current offer does not bond you to the company. Itís a different story if it does.

Just my two centsí worth. I would love to hear what the rest in this forum think too.
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Old 14-10-2019, 06:18 PM   #5208
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For those who applied in the August batch and have already done their interviews, when will we receive the outcome of our application?

I received another job offer today and am unsure of what to do. This job is my second choice after teaching, so I'm not sure if I should accept it. But what if I don't get accepted into teaching? What will you do if you were in my situation?

Please help
you can ask for an extension of time for acceptance of the job offer. some companies allow for this. but be super extra nice when asking. ideally have a good reason for delay (which is not "waiting for another job offer" - a bit too honest lol).
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Old 14-10-2019, 06:35 PM   #5209
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For those who applied in the August batch and have already done their interviews, when will we receive the outcome of our application?

I received another job offer today and am unsure of what to do. This job is my second choice after teaching, so I'm not sure if I should accept it. But what if I don't get accepted into teaching? What will you do if you were in my situation?

Please help
As suggested below, request to delay acceptance. But usually private sectors would not let you delay for long, unless you are still studying.
(Not sure about this) If you like your second choice and don't mind it, accept it first. If MOE offers you, you can delay MOE offer. However, they might put you as just shortlisted until nearer to your delayed dates, in competition to next batch, i think).
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Old 14-10-2019, 07:37 PM   #5210
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Anyone can share their experience on your interview? Like what questions would they be asking?
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Old 14-10-2019, 08:11 PM   #5211
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Hi, anyone had the PE interview and can you share about what you taught and how it went?? Thank you!!
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Old 14-10-2019, 11:17 PM   #5212
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Hi there! Your dilemma is not unique. I believe any of us here could have been in your situation too, or if not, have considered the possibility of it happening too.

For me, I chose to avoid this dilemma by only applying for this one teaching position. Though, I do have a Plan B for if I receive an unsuccessful outcome.

The earliest you will be informed of a successful outcome should be by early November. For unsuccessful outcome, its usually within a month from the interview. However.. the entire process is usually pretty lengthy and there have been cases where an applicant only got accepted close to a year of waiting. My point is, the duration is unpredictable, and can range from 3 months to a year or more. Donít miss out on an opportunity (your second option) just to wait out on an uncertain outcome. You could always leave that company when you received an offer from MOE. Of cos, Iím assuming your current offer does not bond you to the company. Itís a different story if it does.

Just my two centsí worth. I would love to hear what the rest in this forum think too.
Thank you for your wise reply! Yes, I think it might be a good idea to accept this job offer first while waiting for MOE's reply.
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Old 14-10-2019, 11:19 PM   #5213
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you can ask for an extension of time for acceptance of the job offer. some companies allow for this. but be super extra nice when asking. ideally have a good reason for delay (which is not "waiting for another job offer" - a bit too honest lol).
I have already asked for extra time but unfortunately, they are unable to extend it as they have to conduct a background check which will take some time.
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Old 14-10-2019, 11:22 PM   #5214
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As suggested below, request to delay acceptance. But usually private sectors would not let you delay for long, unless you are still studying.
(Not sure about this) If you like your second choice and don't mind it, accept it first. If MOE offers you, you can delay MOE offer. However, they might put you as just shortlisted until nearer to your delayed dates, in competition to next batch, i think).
Yup, I have already asked to extend the acceptance time but they were unable to do so But I think I might just accept it first while waiting for MOE's reply.
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Old 15-10-2019, 12:42 AM   #5215
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For those who applied in the August batch and have already done their interviews, when will we receive the outcome of our application?

I received another job offer today and am unsure of what to do. This job is my second choice after teaching, so I'm not sure if I should accept it. But what if I don't get accepted into teaching? What will you do if you were in my situation?

Please help
Hi I would ask you to accept the job and start on it first since it's also a job that you have considered. There's still a while to wait till the outcome + you won't start immediately after knowing. Better to have a backup plan anyway.
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Old 15-10-2019, 01:21 AM   #5216
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Yup, I have already asked to extend the acceptance time but they were unable to do so But I think I might just accept it first while waiting for MOE's reply.
Agree with your approach! All the best and I hope you will join teaching eventually (:
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Old 15-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #5217
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Hi all! Just ended my interview and honestly donít know how to feel about it. Lasted about 25-30 mins or so. Questions were quite standard. Panel was very nice though they kept interrupting my lesson and didnít manage to finish my lesson accordingly but they didnít seem to make a big deal out of this (or maybe they did? Cannot really tell)

Just that they pinpointed that I talk a bit casually, with Singlish here and there (plus my main teaching subject was English... :0), so I donít know if they factor in all these little things. But fingers crossed.

Can anyone enlighten me on what comes next? How long do you usually wait to receive good (or bad) news?
Is it true if I get rejected, theyíll most likely contact me very fast?
And for those who just got interviewed, will we be receiving letter of appointment by Nov, or Jan?

Thanks everyone and good luck
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Old 15-10-2019, 05:09 PM   #5218
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Did my interview last Thursday for English and History. Thought it went pretty terribly so I'm going in not expecting anything and was trying to forget the disaster ever happened. Got the email regarding the EPT however (they can't let me forget), and it's on the 19th next month. Since my interview was in early October will they be getting back to me about the application outcome before the EPT date? I understand they get back to failed applicants in like a month, but they keep on the fence applicants waiting for longer? Is that right?
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Old 15-10-2019, 05:13 PM   #5219
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Anyone can share their experience on your interview? Like what questions would they be asking?
Pretty standard stuff. Why do you want to teach, what made you consider it as a career path, what changes would you suggest to the current education system and/or what you think the system needs to improve on. They asked me about my personal life back in school as well. Nothing too crazy, just prepare for it like you would a regular job interview.
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Old 15-10-2019, 05:22 PM   #5220
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Anyone can share their experience on your interview? Like what questions would they be asking?
Honestly I can't rly remember (it was a blur lol) but the questions they start off with are usually very standard. or tailored to your past experiences/ CCA achievements. and the following questions depended on your answers prior to the question.

They started off with asking me what was the most difficult thing I have encountered before. From there, all the questions were asked based on my answers and I was just speaking my mind so I can't remember much from there. So sorry.

All the best!!
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