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Old 07-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #1366
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While some say go for the individual agents not the agency company which is probably true, but I believe we can all collectively agree that Recruit Express is really bad and we should just skip them!

In the past I have got different agencies to find full time jobs for me. Some don't require to sign with them (only with the employer) while some like Capita will require you to sign with them and also the employer.

My advice is that ask the agency if they require you to meetup/interview/fill up form and whether if need to sign any contract with them after they get you employment. Get to know these so that can save you time and allow you to make decisions better.

Those who don't require interview nor sign contract is still the best!
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:42 AM   #1367
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Btw since we have data protection act now where we don't need to provide IC (unless is to employer), does anyone know if it's okay that we don't have to provide full address in our resume?

Can we just indicate the area Eg. Tampines ?
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #1368
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Will some recruitment agency that recently spoken to you secretly inform your current boss that you are looking out for new opportunities?
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:45 PM   #1369
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There are some agencies from India , worst then recruit express will spam your phone asking you to apply for positions then MIA. I suspect they are just trying to hit MOM quota or something. Some more lately my phone is now hit with illegal gambling operators sms, really KNS
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:41 PM   #1370
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There are some agencies from India , worst then recruit express will spam your phone asking you to apply for positions then MIA. I suspect they are just trying to hit MOM quota or something. Some more lately my phone is now hit with illegal gambling operators sms, really KNS
worst if you put your resume on Monster, then email non stop tio spam from those guys

Will some recruitment agency that recently spoken to you secretly inform your current boss that you are looking out for new opportunities?
now sure about SGP but I heard stories in the US where the recruiter will tell your boss and offer them candidates to replace you
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:48 AM   #1371
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none just avoid them

Majority of the time they are time wasters, ask you many dumb questions, make you go down to their office (if you are employed you have to take extra leave) and in the end sometimes the company get back to them already but they too "busy"
This. Just apply directly to the company's HR
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Old 13-10-2019, 06:57 PM   #1372
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Btw since we have data protection act now where we don't need to provide IC (unless is to employer), does anyone know if it's okay that we don't have to provide full address in our resume?

Can we just indicate the area Eg. Tampines ?
Yeah, it is totally fine to do that. I used to put my full address and IC on my resume then I realised it is not a good idea because I have no way to be sure my personal information won't be misused. Nowadays when I have to fill up forms during interviews, I will also leave out my IC and my full address.
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Old 13-10-2019, 07:35 PM   #1373
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Same here for Recruit Express. Never have any success with them. Always get mismatch even though requirements are stated and having met them before the actual interview.

But the worst I think is Achieve Career. Really stuck up attitude just like the TS had posted. They are the one who saw my resume online and initiated cold-calling to me, but talk as if people are begging them for a job.
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Old 16-10-2019, 06:45 PM   #1374
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Yeah, it is totally fine to do that. I used to put my full address and IC on my resume then I realised it is not a good idea because I have no way to be sure my personal information won't be misused. Nowadays when I have to fill up forms during interviews, I will also leave out my IC and my full address.
I see.. Thanks for the info!

U even do that for filling up forms? Gosh.. maybe I should also do that. I have been giving too much info away in the past.
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Old 25-10-2019, 11:01 AM   #1375
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Jobstreet seems to be hellbent on removing the option to filter by direct employers only, now have to wade through the pile of crappy employment agencies listing
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Old 25-10-2019, 06:51 PM   #1376
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Ya loh, I was super annoyed by their decision to remove that option. Looks like they got pressured by these recruitment agencies.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:56 PM   #1377
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Seeking advice here for my fren.

Kena blindsided signed a contract to work as housekeeper, nid serve 3mths if not pay 1-mth salary penalty.

not proficient in english, then after 1wk start work then can bring back the contract.

now, regretted liao & alr 2nd week in the job. if she left, is the penalty enforceable under the law? Willing to even forfeit the 2-wk pay.
I was in a similar situation; took a job, found out the job is not what I expected, tio bully because the whole place is tiong, resigned after week 1, serve 2 week notice. But the contract with agency is must work 2 months. I signed 2 contracts, one with the hiring company and 1 with the agency

I talked to a lawyer and some other people and I can share these 3 pointers

1) Unless you can prove that you signed the contract (with the agency) under duress, its legally binding

2) They can try to harass you to pay up your penalty, but apparently if you siam enough they will give up as the cost is more then the benefit

3) You can only be truly free when the stature of limitations expires (which is 7 or 10 years, cant remember which). After that you can safely ignore them as the contract is not legally binding anymore

4) They (the company) still has to pay you, unless the contract is with the agency only (Recruit express for example does this a lot) then I dont know

Good luck
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