Ep201: Don't work hard if you don't have a plan.

career coaching career growth job searching


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses why working hard and not getting recognized can be frustrating, but with the right approach and mindset, it is possible to overcome this challenge and achieve success in your career.



0:25 πŸ€” A course student shares her frustration of working hard but not getting opportunities or recognition.

0:45 πŸ“ The student starts the program and focuses on clarifying her job responsibilities and preparing for performance reviews.

1:30 πŸ’‘ She gains clarity on her key performance goals and gains confidence to have conversations with her boss.

2:20 πŸ˜” A client doesn’t get promoted despite working hard, leading to frustration and eventually quitting his job.

2:50 πŸ—’οΈ He joins the career program, reflects on his approach, and starts both career growth and job search lessons.

3:35 🧠 He realizes his mistakes and improves his personal branding and visibility, leading to more interviews and job offers.

4:20 πŸŽ‰ Another client’s confidence increases after identifying and addressing his weaknesses, leading to job search success.


Key Insights

πŸ€” It is important to take a structured approach to understand what went wrong when working hard but not getting recognized. This reflection can lead to improvements in personal branding and visibility.

πŸ’‘ Clarity on key performance goals and effective communication with bosses can enhance opportunities for growth and recognition.

πŸ˜” Frustration from not getting promoted can be a catalyst for seeking self-improvement and exploring new career opportunities.

🧠 Identifying and addressing weaknesses can boost confidence and increase chances of success in a job search.

πŸŽ‰ Success in career growth and job search requires not only motivation but also the willingness to reflect on mistakes and adapt strategies accordingly.



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