Ep47: Why people choose the wrong jobs.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses why people often choose the wrong jobs because they focus on their feelings rather than understanding their skills and what they really want. Having a clear career growth strategy and self-reflection can help avoid feeling stuck and unhappy in their career.



00:00 😊 People often choose the wrong jobs based on their feelings without understanding their skills and desires.

01:52 πŸ€” Having a career growth strategy and knowing what you want in 3-5 years is important.

04:23 πŸ”„ Self-reflection and self-awareness are powerful tools to choose the right job.

07:10 πŸš€ Building job skills and having a professional online presence are essential for career success.

09:25 πŸ›£οΈ Having a clear direction and avoiding comparison with others is key to avoiding feeling stuck.

11:30 πŸ’‘ Each person is unique and brings different skills and strengths to the table.

13:15 🌟 Taking time for self-reflection and understanding oneself is crucial for future success.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Understanding one’s skills, desires, and career goals is crucial in choosing the right job.

πŸ’‘ Having a clear career growth strategy helps in making informed choices and avoiding feeling stuck.

πŸ’‘ Self-reflection and self-awareness are powerful tools to analyze past experiences and make better career decisions.

πŸ’‘ Building job skills and having a strong online presence can increase chances of success in the job market.

πŸ’‘ Comparing oneself to others and relying solely on feelings can hinder career growth and lead to dissatisfaction.

πŸ’‘ Embracing one’s uniqueness and focusing on personal growth rather than external factors is key to long-term success.

πŸ’‘ Taking the time for self-reflection and understanding oneself leads to making choices aligned with personal strengths and goals.



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