Ep50: Your corporate career journey in 6 steps.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the 6 steps in a corporate career journey, emphasizing the importance of career planning and progression. The steps include career direction, resume updates, job search strategy, interview skills, workplace soft skills, and career growth.



[01:00] πŸ”Ή Mei Phing discusses the challenges in the job market and the importance of considering the entire career journey.

[03:30] πŸ”Ή Mei Phing explains the 6 steps in the career journey and the significance of following them in order.

[06:15] πŸ”Ή She highlights the importance of clarifying career interests and direction in step 1.

[09:45] πŸ”Ή Mei Phing emphasizes the need to update resumes and LinkedIn profiles with clarity in step 2.

[12:30] πŸ”Ή She recommends using LinkedIn for job search strategy, sharing her personal success with the platform.

[15:00] πŸ”Ή Mei Phing discusses the importance of interview skills in step 4 and suggests aligning them with the resume.

[18:00] πŸ”Ή She emphasizes the significance of workplace soft skills for long-term career success.

[20:30] πŸ”Ή Mei Phing advises professionals to regularly think about career growth and continuously develop necessary skills.


Key Insights

πŸ”‘ Step 1: Identifying career interests and direction is crucial for effective career planning. Without clarity, job searches become aimless and unsatisfying. It is important to know what you want and where you want to go.

πŸ”‘ Step 2: Updating resumes and LinkedIn profiles with clarity is essential. Vague resumes make it difficult for hiring managers to understand your value. Articulate your achievements and skills effectively to stand out.

πŸ”‘ Step 3: Job search strategies should include modern methods like utilizing LinkedIn. The platform can help professionals be discovered by recruiters and improve job search effectiveness.

πŸ”‘ Step 4: Developing strong interview skills is necessary to succeed in job interviews. Aligning interview preparation with the resume can enhance confidence and clarity in expressing value to potential employers.

πŸ”‘ Step 5: Soft skills are vital for career success. Communication, EQ, leadership, and adaptability are among the important skills to develop. Focusing on a combination of these skills creates a solid foundation for advancement.

πŸ”‘ Step 6: Regularly thinking about career growth and continuously developing skills is essential for ambitious professionals. Learning and improving industry knowledge, technical skills, and soft skills contribute to future job opportunities and personal growth.



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