When people first see my career journey, they get confused.
I started as an accountant.
I specialised as an auditor.
I moved into governance, risk and compliance.
I give it my all in business strategy and management.
I started my career as a specialist.
I joined a small firm and gained experience in audit and accounting.
I did fairly repetitive work in my younger days.
I gradually expanded my expertise and experience with career changes.
I took on interesting opportunities that fit my career interest and direction.
Here's my secret sauce:
What helped me transition between being a specialist vs. generalist is my ability to develop and master soft skills.
Specifically: Communication, critical thinking and productivity — and, or course, learning how to manage expectations and build relationships.
A specialist without soft skills will fail.
A generalist without soft skills will fail too.
Build your skills foundations.
It goes a long way.
So Mp, which is your weakest skill? :)
Mei Phing xx