I already remind to the prospective HSMP applicants many times that do not just focus on work experience letter. but also focus on other evedence where you could prove your involvement on the jobs. This is particularly true if you are not working at the well known MNC.
If you see majority of work experience letter looks fine. I really feel soory to see many potential HSMP applicants get rejected based on work experience.
To be honest, if I read the work experience letter provide in this forum it is so unbelieveble that people could such kind of work experience letter. In my experience if you work in well known MNC it is very hard to get this kind of work experience letter, unless the personel manager is your friend. They normally will give a very short standard company lwork experience letter and not as detail as you will see in this forum.
I think the case workers just want to find an excuse such as not graduate level, etc, etc to reject the application because it is probably not polite to say that the do not believe your work experience letter and your involvement on the job.
In case they do not believe with work reference they simply do not award point in this category. You will not get the benefit of doubt. If you ask for review then they simply ask you to convince them. In this case you are you are the person who need to work hard to prove it, not them
As you probably know the following could come in the caseworker mind. In some countries especially where fraud are prominants :
- People could just create a bogus company using their own, relatives, friend address and telephone number. They then just need to make letterhead themselves, make stanp on the street for less then 5 quids
-People could falsify the reputed companies letterhead , make stanp on the street and signed it themselves.
-People could use their relatives & friends to get company letterhead or to ask them to write work experience letter and signed it.
-People could bribe a sectreary of a company so if she get call from the British Embassy or High commisioner she could response according to your direction.
I believe that the caseworkers are awware about this. They are more experience then many of us here, because they are dealing with this case everyday. I also believe that many of you have known about this because majority of HSMP applicants are coming from developing world where you often witness what I have mentioned before. But nobody want to speak it out.
This is just my opion and open to discussion. We just want to help genuine HSMP applicants so they will success in the first attempt.
pateketu wrote:I think it is also important to submit another set of evidence such as payslips or tax document with reference letter, so case worker can be sure that you actually worked there, and the letter was not written by a friend.
My reference letters were not very different from some sample letters I have seen on this board but I had also submitted paystubs and tax documents along with each reference letter to prove my employment.
I got HSMP approval just a week ago