How to make the best career choices

03 Sep 2020

Whether you are a fresh graduate or a seasoned worker, evaluating your career path amid opportunities, personal finances, and the job market is a check-in we should do from time to time.

To help you kickstart this self-reflection, here are some ideas or checkpoints to look into when you sit down and have a good think.

Use self-assessment tools

Personality tests or self-assessment tools are a way for you to highlight your strengths and weaknesses.

Used as a guide, these tests can help you uncover areas you may wish to try out or work on characteristics you want to improve.

Identify strengths and weaknesses

If you are not a fan of personality tests and tools, you can perform a self-evaluation or join various classes with intent to identify what you are good at.

For example, you can join a data analytics class to see if you need to work on your detail-orientated mind or a social gathering to see if your listening and emotional intelligence skills are aiding you in networking.

Change of environment

Other than job scope, a company's culture and environment can affect your job performance. Do you notice you work better independently, or you regularly prefer check-ins with your boss and teammates?

As the workplace modernises, so are our needs. Traditional office culture has now evolved into various options like open-office concepts, flexi-work, or remote work. By knowing how you work best, you can find the right environment to perform at your best.

Manage your financial goals

Do you work to live or live to work? If you have dreams of retiring early or planning to purchase a dream home, managing your finances and goals are a key step towards career success.

By setting concrete financial goals and budget, you can identify the salary range that will be comfortable for you to achieve your dreams.



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