Ep151: 7 career advice I wished I knew before starting my career.

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In this episode, Mei Phing shares seven advice for those starting their career in the corporate world, emphasizing the importance of judgment, action, attitude, skill development, execution, and self-reflection. It also highlights the need to assess challenges and focus on long-term growth.



0:00 πŸ’Ό The corporate world judges everything you do, so expect criticism and learn not to take it personally.

1:06 πŸ† Winners and losers both want career success, but it’s the action and strategy that differentiate them.

2:15 🧠 Smart people can still get fired if they have a poor attitude and lack soft skills.

3:35 πŸ’° Higher salaries come with more challenging jobs, and success requires the right mindset and skill set.

4:45 🏒 Building a strong career foundation through effort, learning, and skill development is crucial for long-term success.

5:47 πŸš€ Consistent and quality execution is more important than having brilliant ideas.

6:43 πŸ”„ Escaping problems by changing jobs won’t solve underlying skill deficiencies that need to be addressed.


Key Insights

πŸ’Ό Judgment and criticism are inevitable in the corporate world, so it’s important to develop resilience and focus on self-improvement.

πŸ† Taking action and implementing the right strategies are key to achieving career success, separating winners from losers.

🧠 Attitude and emotional intelligence play a significant role in career growth, and paper qualifications alone are not sufficient.

πŸ’° Higher salaries often come with more challenging responsibilities, requiring continuous skill development and the right mindset.

🏒 Building a solid career foundation through effort, learning, and skill development is crucial for long-term success and avoiding roadblocks.

πŸš€ Execution of ideas is more valuable than simply having them, and consistent, strategic execution leads to tangible results.

πŸ”„ Instead of constantly seeking a new job, it’s important to assess and address skill deficiencies to overcome recurring challenges and focus on long-term career growth.



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