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Hi all,

I am preparing my case for ACS skill assessment and i will be applying under Programmer/Analyst ASCO Code..., I have a question regarding Employer References.

Will it be alright if the letter from HR only describes my responsibilities? (Other than Job Title, Duration...). As per ACS requirements, the only thing i see missing is the description of tools that i have been using in my work...

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Hi all,

I am preparing my case for ACS skill assessment and i will be applying under Programmer/Analyst ASCO Code..., I have a question regarding Employer References.

Will it be alright if the letter from HR only describes my responsibilities? (Other than Job Title, Duration...). As per ACS requirements, the only thing i see missing is the description of tools that i have been using in my work...

Best Regards,
Hi,

If possible you should get a reference letter from a co-worker or manager, explaining some of the projects you have worked on and the skills/tools involved. The more information you can provide the ACS the easier it is for them to approve your application.

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If possible you should get a reference letter from a co-worker or manager, explaining some of the projects you have worked on and the skills/tools involved. The more information you can provide the ACS the easier it is for them to approve your application.

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Hi Mat,
Thanks for the reply. Actually getting a letter from a co-worker or the manager is an issue here. As per the company rules, managers are co-workers are not authorized to use the official letter-head.

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Hi Mat,
Thanks for the reply. Actually getting a letter from a co-worker or the manager is an issue here. As per the company rules, managers are co-workers are not authorized to use the official letter-head.

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They don't have to be on official letterhead, but as long as it corroborates the information provided by HR it should do. They should provide as much detail as possible, including how long they have worked with you and the nature of your interactions. Including this information along with your letter from HR can do now harm, and only enhance your application.

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They don't have to be on official letterhead, but as long as it corroborates the information provided by HR it should do. They should provide as much detail as possible, including how long they have worked with you and the nature of your interactions. Including this information along with your letter from HR can do now harm, and only enhance your application.

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Well, that would be really great.
Thanks a lot for your help mat, so simply saying that an official letter from HR (Notorized + on original letter head) along with a reference letter from my manager (Not Stamped + an A-4 letter) will do the job. Right? :)
 

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Well, that would be really great.
Thanks a lot for your help mat, so simply saying that an official letter from HR (Notorized + on original letter head) along with a reference letter from my manager (Not Stamped + an A-4 letter) will do the job. Right? :)
Yes, just make sure they clearly state what company they work for, and include contact info etc. It also wouldn't hurt if you add your own personal letter explaining the companies policy on not allowing co-workers/manager to write letters on official letterhead.
 

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Yes, just make sure they clearly state what company they work for, and include contact info etc. It also wouldn't hurt if you add your own personal letter explaining the companies policy on not allowing co-workers/manager to write letters on official letterhead.
Thanks a lot Mat, really appreciate your help. But just one last question... :)
Can Statutory Declaration document play a role here?
 

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one question: if HR explains the complete information about your projects, roles, tools and languages you worked on and explains the your level of interaction with clients.. I think it would be enough then .. no need reference letter from your manager or co-worker... am I correct?






They don't have to be on official letterhead, but as long as it corroborates the information provided by HR it should do. They should provide as much detail as possible, including how long they have worked with you and the nature of your interactions. Including this information along with your letter from HR can do now harm, and only enhance your application.

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Hello faraz,
It is fine, but if ur working in a MNC the HR does not know the roles of all employees. Also if DIAC calls up ur HR and ask some technical stuff on ur project, will HR be able to satisfy them is another question (as HR are non-technical persons). So my personal opinion is better to provide reference of ur manager n co-workers along with HR.

All the best. :ranger:

one question: if HR explains the complete information about your projects, roles, tools and languages you worked on and explains the your level of interaction with clients.. I think it would be enough then .. no need reference letter from your manager or co-worker... am I correct?
 

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Thats the point Gaurav... :).. also HR need not know about every employees projects or technical stuff......

So i would be needing
1. Reference letter from HR providing general info like designations, bonuses and joining date and over all performance.
2. Reference letter from my manager explaining technical stuff like projects, tools & technologies, roles in the team etc.

Right .!!



Hello faraz,
It is fine, but if ur working in a MNC the HR does not know the roles of all employees. Also if DIAC calls up ur HR and ask some technical stuff on ur project, will HR be able to satisfy them is another question (as HR are non-technical persons). So my personal opinion is better to provide reference of ur manager n co-workers along with HR.

All the best. :ranger:
 

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Exactly correct Bro,
I have similar issue, just date of joining on HR letter head n will extract the other more imp stuff from manager n co-workers.


Thats the point Gaurav... :).. also HR need not know about every employees projects or technical stuff......

So i would be needing
1. Reference letter from HR providing general info like designations, bonuses and joining date and over all performance.
2. Reference letter from my manager explaining technical stuff like projects, tools & technologies, roles in the team etc.

Right .!!
 

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Thanks Gaurav.

Exactly correct Bro,
I have similar issue, just date of joining on HR letter head n will extract the other more imp stuff from manager n co-workers.
 

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attach reference letter anyways from colleagues with respective business cards and id cards, we gave them as well and remember, the more you give, the better. it makes your case stronger and supports your CV. Our case was finalised in flat 19 days. we gave about 90 documents.
 

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90 documents :|..... How long before you started to arrange them :p... and 19 days :| ...... wow....... Well i got your point... will have to produce more documentation :)

thanks Anj


attach reference letter anyways from colleagues with respective business cards and id cards, we gave them as well and remember, the more you give, the better. it makes your case stronger and supports your CV. Our case was finalised in flat 19 days. we gave about 90 documents.
 

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did not take much.. all we did was made a checklist, kept all educational docs together, work one stogether, companywise and it wasnt as difficult as it sounds.

yeah 19 days, we got our assessment done way back in 2008 in may.now it takes much longer though :) (Cant believe its been so long..seems like yesterday)
 

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Hello AnJaLi,Faheem,
Just to tell u, my docs are exceeding 200 pages (Syllabus is 105 pages). Can I spiral bind them n send to ACS?:confused2:
Arranging in a folder will make my packet even more bulky...
BTW are there any changes for Group 'A' ACS assessment?????????????

PS: ANJ when u were granted visa????? (I mean within how many months)
 

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Hi Gaurav

I dont think it would affect Cat A but with DIAC/ACS you never know

My suggestion would be to apply at the earliest, and do not spiral bind anything. make a annexure (Index). make files, pick the pocket files. as shown in the pic
http://images.shopping.indiatimes.c...l Display File A4 - 20 Pockets_pbilimage1.jpg
the one in pic has fixed number of pockets, you get ones where the pockets are separate.
check this link
http://www.ogimages.co.uk/products/625571.jpg

as for annexure, take teh small stickers available in the mkt, paste each on one corner of the pocket and number it, write the repective number in teh annexure and mention what document it has. Keep work related one together, educational ones together..so on and forth it is simple, sounds complicated but not as bad as it seems..

Keep it as simple as you can.

Wish you luck

and who said I have the visa? i am still waiting for it :). I am non CSL/non MODL, state sponsored applicant.

Cheers
Anj
 
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