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    Hariz Arthur Maloy
    Hariz Arthur Maloy, Independent Financial Advisor at Promiseland Independent
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    Top Contributor (Mar)

    Level 7. Grand Master
    Answered 2w ago
    When I'm not challenged anymore, if I don't see myself upping my game or level staying for another 3-5 years, if there are similar or better prospects elsewhere that allows me to improve and grow faster. If you're not improving, you're stagnant. When you're stagnant, you're dead.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Junus Eu
    Junus Eu
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    Top Contributor (Mar)

    Level 6. Master
    Answered 2d ago
    You’re the average of all the people who surround you. Take a look around and make sure you’re in the right surroundings. But of course its not so simple to distance yourself from a co-worker, especially if the both of you are tasked with working on a project together. Ultimately, you should not let the negativity affect you. True, it is easier said than done. Here are some ways that you can consider to deal with it: 1. SET BOUNDARIES Only engage this co-worker only when you need to (ie. discussing work), and distance yourself when this co-worker is looking to chit-chat (read: massively complaining and being negative about work) 2. BE UPFRONT However, if you do indeed care for this co-worker as a friend, you could be honest with him/her and talk about how the complaining and negativity is not only bad for himself/herself, but also to his peers. You never know, you could be the positive force and turn things around. It probably will take some time though.
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    Kenneth Fong
    Kenneth Fong
    Level 4. Prodigy
    Answered 2w ago
    What you're feeling now is completely normal, especially since the job involves new skills which you currently do not have. But have you asked yourself: What're you losing out if you played it safe and passed on this job? An Alternative Way Of Looking At Things Considering that the company offered you the job - and I'm guessing probably without having to test your proficiency in the platforms or tech that you mentioned - I presume that your role is not as expertise heavy from the onset as you might think. Unless you somehow managed to get a job as a brain surgeon without a valid medical degree or experience, then you're REALLY out of your depth here and that company or hospital is obviously not going to do very well. But I digress. Even if the job does involve tech or platforms which you do not have any experience with, the company probably believes that with OJT (On the Job Training), you'll be able to pick it up . I'm also guessing that they're banking on your projected " confidence and competence " to tackle this role head-on and believe that you'll be able to handle it. Perhaps they saw something in your previous experience , where you had to take on something completely foreign and managed to do it well? Remember: we all have transferable skills , so give yourself a little credit here. In the worse case scenario where the company and you have mismatched expectations with regard to your capabilities. Then there're two ways to approach this. Option 1: Forget Everything And Run Admit that you're lacking the relevant skills and give up. Option 2: Face Everything And Rise Admit that you're lacking the relevant skills and show the company that hired you, that you're working on it, and you're on your way to becoming "Employee of the Month" for 3,576 consecutive months. Speaking from personal experience, I always pick Option 2 because it's way more rewarding. So What's The Next Step Moving Forward? 1) Go online and start reading everything you can about the platform or skills you need to familiarise yourself with. Join forums and online groups, and seek out subject matter experts to gain insights into what you're going to get yourself into. In this day and age, you can pretty much learn anything from YouTube, Reddit, Twitter etc. if you're resourceful enough. 2) If there's a dearth of knowledge online, start looking and going for classes or workshops to pick up the skills you need for your job. Better still, talk to your managers or hiring manager to see if there're company-identified courses for the job that you've been offered. If you're really lucky, they'll even pay for you to upgrade yourself. 3) Reach out to peers in the same industry or company and find out what are their go-to sources of info. Or simply to tap on their experience. Learn from their mistakes and level up faster. Attitude Always Counts Skills can always be picked up and platforms can be learnt. But a person with the right attitude and thirst for self-improvement is someone whom companies would kill to hire . Since you like the job enough to even interview for it, and the company's willing to take a chance on you, why not do the best you can and see how far you can grow as a person and as an employee? At the risk of sounding cliche, here's a quote from YouTuber Casey Neistat that really speaks to me when I face situations like yours, "The most dangerous thing you can do in life, is play it safe." If the company is willing to take a chance on you, don't you think you owe it to yourself to take a calculated leap of faith and show them what you can do?
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Billy Ko
    Billy Ko, President - Investment Club at Singapore Institute Of Technology
    Level 5. Genius
    Answered 2d ago
    I feel that companies firstly need to understand that different employees have different motiavations to working. A fresh graudate would (in general) seek for career progression, having a good mentor to guide them and serve as a role model and to take on different projects. As millennials, we (whew, I still fall under the millennial category) are used to multi-tasking and have short-attention span and want to be recognised for our efforts put in. We have more drive, are more opinionated and want our ideas heard, therefore involvement would be one way to get millennials to stay in the company. Change is the only constant. Then you have employees in the 40's to 50's who simply want a job for the sake of the income. They do not want to be disturbed. Report to work at 9a.m., leave at 6p.m. Their motivations aren't incentives, they just want stability and keeping things status quo. However, what's most important is the synergy of these 2 groups of people. I've worked in a couple of companies previously and the common concern was the mismatch in ideation, causing unhappiness to arise. So if the bosses are able to ride on the motivations of these groups of employees and find ways to bond these 2 groups of employees, staff turnover should see a significant decrease.
  • Asked by Bryant Tan

    Junus Eu
    Junus Eu
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    Top Contributor (Mar)

    Level 6. Master
    Answered 2d ago
    Personally I don't think I would have changed many things professionally/financially, because I looked 5 years out when I was 20, and thought about the steps to take. I also make sure to spend time with loved ones, so I think I did seek some balance there. What I would have changed is to pursue my passions earlier in life.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teo See Hwa
    Teo See Hwa, MArketing Associate at Propnex
    Level 3. Wonderkid
    Answered 4d ago
    Use what you are given first. All SC are given two chance to buy BTO, lose this will set you back a few Thousand only. You remind me when I was your age. I bought my first HDB in 1988. profit 180k @ 24 second HDB in 1995, paper gain from 250k to 640k @ 31 first Condo in 2006, paper gain 535k to 1,550k @ 42 second condo in 2011, paper gain $1,305800 to $1,588,000. @ 47 Now 55.
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    Ernest Yeam Wee Leong
    Ernest Yeam Wee Leong
    Level 4. Prodigy
    Answered 4d ago
    Rather than look at what percentage of income to save, look at what you are spending first and is it possible for you to cut down on your spending. if you want to save 50% of income but you have 60% of income into expenses, then it will not be possible to have 50% of income into savings it will be good to start tracking your expenses and income for the next three months and then decide how you can increase your savings by cutting down on expenses. using the seedly app will be a efficient tool to help you get the data you need i personally use a excel spread sheet to track my income and expenses and the savings with the data then you can know what is a realistic amount to save
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    Angeline Teo
    Angeline Teo
    Level 2. Rookie
    Answered 4d ago
    Hi there, my advice would be not to inform your boss first. The reason is because there are many things that would change in the span of two years. This includes: your job, your boss and your perception of what you are doing now. In the span of two years or twenty four months, there is a probability your company will go through restructuring, your boss might be promoted or move to another department, your role might change, your perception of your role might also improve. Rather another way to think through it would be to find people you can talk to that are doing jobs you perceive are meaningful and not soul-sucking. Hear what they have to say, and consider what it is about the job that is soul-sucking. Then keep moving in that positive direction. :)
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Loh Tat Tian
    Loh Tat Tian
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 03 Dec 2018
    I think we have to look into two aspect of the issue first. 1) It appears that the family has met with some financial difficulties curently. Your objective appears to be getting your husband to work aka finding another job. It makes more sense if you can support him by laying out the facts and see what he has tried. Maybe he is looking for job related to his field, or sneding out resumes and can only wait for replies. 2) A dog is a responsibility for life (just like children). If he can give up on the dog, he can give up on anything right? At least that's how i feel. You can't have a perfect man, only perfect actions from the imperfect of everyone. He might be having some self-doubt and require some alone time to think through things. This is based on my own experience, and hopefully it can help you see some light.
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