Ep152: Top 2 reasons why people struggle at a new job.

corporate mindset corporate skills


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the importance of clarity and communication in achieving success in one’s career, highlighting the common problems of skills gap and lack of communication. It emphasizes the need to understand the goals and expectations of a role.



[00:00] ๐ŸŽฏ Challenges viewers to consider if they are clear on what needs to be done for success in their career.

[01:30] ๐Ÿ’ก Lack of clarity on role goals and expectations is a common skills gap that hinders progress.

[03:45] ๐Ÿ—ฃ Underestimating the importance of communication can lead to a lack of clarity and support in the workplace.

[05:15] ๐ŸŒŸ The script emphasizes the significance of setting clear expectations and understanding people dynamics in the first 30/60/90 days of a job.

[08:00] ๐Ÿ›  Skipping important foundations and not utilizing effective strategies can lead to burnout, stress, and inefficiency.

[10:30] ๐Ÿ’ผ The script challenges viewers to reflect on their clarity and skills issues and offers an online course for further guidance.

[12:00] ๐ŸŒŸ Success in a career requires utilizing the right frameworks, methods, and strategies to become more efficient and effective.


Key Insights

[00:00] ๐Ÿ’ก Clarity on role goals and expectations is crucial for success in a career, as without understanding the desired outcomes, efforts may go in vain.

[03:45] ๐Ÿ—ฃ Effective communication plays a vital role in gaining clarity, seeking help, and building a support system in the workplace.

[08:00] ๐Ÿ›  Skipping important foundations and not following a structured approach can lead to inefficiency, stress, and compromised work-life balance.

[10:30] ๐Ÿ’ผ Reflecting on clarity and skills gaps is essential for identifying areas of improvement and seeking guidance for career success.

[12:00] ๐ŸŒŸ Utilizing the right frameworks, methods, and strategies is key to becoming more efficient and effective in a corporate job.



๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click here to checkout the Corporate Survivor Podcast library and archive.


Work with me!

Ready to work smarter, earn more & stress less?

Grow your career in the 9-5 corporate world without feeling stuck, ever again. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ Get your FREE GUIDE & TRAINING to gain career clarity, confidence & opportunities

๐Ÿ† Join us inside The Corporate Survivor career course for 9-5 professionals

๐Ÿ”ฅ Start learning inside 30-day trial & experience mentoring for yourself


Always cheering you on! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

— Mei Phing




...use it to gain clarity, confidence, competence & opportunities ๐Ÿš€