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Old 29-07-2011, 04:40 PM   #691
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[edit] for those who didn't know, first is submission of photocopied, second then is the formal interview...

just got interviewed today, didn't work too well.

but share with you how it goes,

After you reached, you will wait outside, the SSGT will verify your real documents with your photocopied.

after that, wait for your turned for interview, I got total of 10 persons when I was there.

How the interview works
It will be a panel interview (4 person)
1 commander (from different areas, tuas, woodland) My is Airport Command.
1 Director - I think most of the time is Director in Policy.
1 high rank officer (to support the commander)
1 senior officer (he will do the recording, writing, will not speak to you).
You can view their faces from the ICA website, download the annual report for ICA.

Commander and Director will question you, high rank officer will support the questions or add on questions.



don't worry, overall you will have a good chat with them, the topic is about yourself, just remember three things (Why you are here, about yourself and your talking skills)






Important Questions/things you must know.

Tell me about yourself and past employment record.

Why ICA? This part will decide how your whole story in the room will come, don't screw this part up.
I have a very bad answers for this part, I mentioned I want to be in security or in defence, and specify in ICA, I want to get involve with anti-forgery, anti-smuggling.
But they will just take "want to be in security or in defence" as why am I here... totally screwed...

MOST MOST IMPORTANT! They are looking for people who can handle the public, talk to the public. They looking for people who have good communication skills.

For those who are doing a career change, they will ask, wouldn't it better if you stick back to your previous career?

Where will be your career direction? - answer this carefully for those who answered career change question, cause they rather you not suitable for the career change...

Those unemployed, the reason why will be asked..

Hobby will be asked (What's your lifestyle?)

As those Obese/Overweight people - BMI will be Questioned.

Qualification will not be asked but your field of study, yes.

Important! Lastly, good questions for the interviewers.
- I asked what will be the 8 weeks training?
Same Answers (1 week stay in, firearms, self-defence)

- Will there be any Law test during the 8 weeks
Law test will be during after you deploy, not the training weeks.

- If I have been activated for mobilizations but I am at my counter, what will be the procedure?
Go for the mobilization, we will do arrangement.

I think I screwed up, with my communication skills...



my suggestion is for those who wish to join ICA, if you cannot speak at least good English confidently, don't even think about the ICA job scope.

and I want to add on, they quite irked when comes to poor speaking skills, I think it's good because it is what the front line staff purpose to have..

- just my opinion.

and remember to wear formal...
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Old 29-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #692
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upzzz this reply also for those who want to know the submission procedure also...

not thread digging, mod,

those who sign up the career@expo should receive their mail, I guess this is monthly basis.. bacause I saw the career@gov, everytime they re-bumpz their recuitment notice, one batch will go... they just re-bumpz a few days a ago..

I applied for ICT specs..




Update on how your 1st Interview works

1st Interview 0930 (I guess there is a afternoon batch at 1330)

attendance: 3 person include me.

conducted by one female staff sergeant. Not really interview, just ask Questions.
Like:

they will take your application form first, review it, then they ask you one by one come into the room.

they more focus on Qualification, not really what you work previously.

ask whether you intend to further studies, for poly I guess. (guess she's testing whether you will stay long or not?)

when is your ICT, got pass IPPT? can carry firearms or not?

will take a machine (measure height and weight, then immdiate calculate BMI).

my c0ck up part is I have no character referee, she insisted, I persisted.
later she said, later then provide... (guess this is the failed part)

takes 2 to 3 weeks time to announce whether you got 2nd interview or not.

I guess if you have the print out:

birth cert (to tally your parents, security check)
NRIC
Qualification cert + transcripts (my is N level, ITE, then Poly)
COM or Director list (if any)
NS ORD cert + PES status (PES status can print from ns.sg)
I gave my Microsoft Professional Cert, it's not necessary, they don't seen to want it.

shouldn't be a problem..

lastly she will ask do you have any questions?
make this part useful for yourself, prepare to ask them questions.
I didn't, I said not yet, (I guess I screwed here also).

then that's all..
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Old 30-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #693
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pes e can apply?
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Old 31-07-2011, 07:56 AM   #694
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pes e can apply?
can apply, they didn't said A or B only...
but health issue will be questioned...
if you are overweight or obese,it's even more difficult...
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:10 PM   #695
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Hi, I applied for Senior officer post on 10 July and they haven't get back to me ever since, does this means its unsuccessful?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:06 PM   #696
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they are moving towards becoming HUS.. not sure if they accept other than PES A/B..
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:17 PM   #697
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they are moving towards becoming HUS.. not sure if they accept other than PES A/B..
I don't think will have problem with PES,

I was PES A but obsese, they also shoot,

I think they will concern BMI...
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Hi, I applied for Senior officer post on 10 July and they haven't get back to me ever since, does this means its unsuccessful?
minimum 30 days for wait, always standard...


if more than 30 days, not even a "submission of documents", i think chance was little liao...
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #699
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seriously no need to see qualification (but of course SO need a degree), or PES status...

they looking for a person who can 'talk' and handle the public
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #700
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Thanks ohmydog. They didnt call me and its the 28th day already. I have a good local degree but me slight obese too..just a bit i think..haha.. How did they shoot you? Just curious..
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:24 PM   #701
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Thanks ohmydog. They didnt call me and its the 28th day already. I have a good local degree but me slight obese too..just a bit i think..haha.. How did they shoot you? Just curious..
you can refer back to #706...

and the first time applying, it will really be a long wait, I got the submission of documents request on the 30th day...
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Old 18-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #702
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anyone going for interview next tues? For SO position.
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Old 19-08-2011, 02:54 PM   #703
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anyone going for interview next tues? For SO position.
Congrats and good luck.

I applied online twice and was rejected without even going for any interviews.
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Old 23-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #704
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corruption investigation officer ?

ICA senior officer got no bond?

which one u prefer? ICA senior officer or corruption investigation officer ?
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Old 26-08-2011, 03:19 PM   #705
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Hey

did any1 go for the 2nd intv for ica specs intv on 19 aug?

so far any1 got the LOA or any news from them?

If u get d job u will b notified by sms or send mail home ah?

duno how long to wait....
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