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Anonymous

04 Aug 2020

What is key to ensuring that I have a successful career? I'm not in a job I like now but is having a good job or doing a job that I like determinant in having a successful career?

I hope that having a job that I like is not key to having a successful career because I don't like my current job right now.

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    Elijah Lee

    Elijah Lee

    23 Apr 2020

    Level 17ยทIndependent Financial Advisor at Phillip Securities (Jurong East)

    Hi anon,

    As the others have mentioned, what is your definition of a successful career? What do you wish to gain from your career? Money? Impact? Social standing?

    One of the key considerations is that you must love what you do. That's easier said than done of course, but if you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life. Naturally there will be days where even in your 'dream' job you will face frustrations, but it will be easier to find an inner reason to continue working in a job you love rather than one that you don't. With a lower risk of getting bored or burning out, you will be able to achieve things that the average person doesn't in your role.

    If you don't like your current job right now, how long can you visualise yourself working in your current role? Every day will be a pain, a struggle to drag yourself to work, and your mind will be focused on getting to the end of the day instead of the task at hand. It is hard to imagine a successful career materializing from such a scenario.

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      Pang Zhe Liang

      Pang Zhe Liang

      24 Apr 2020

      Level 14ยทSenior Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore Private Limited

      The key will be to do what you like and generate an income out of it. This way, you enjoy what you are doing, and at the same time ensure that you survive and is able to meet basic essential needs.

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        Colin Lim

        Colin Lim

        23 Apr 2020

        Level 9ยทFinancial Services Consultant at Colin Lim

        Nobody like their job initially...
        Thats why alot of people classified, doing what you like and get ...

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