Mei Phing Lim

I’ve seen too many job seekers make these mistakes — don’t let these happen to you!

1- Not figuring out your CAREER DIRECTION, skills and expertise before starting your job search journey

2- Assuming that your RESUME is good enough even though you’ve last updated it a long time ago with outdated advice from the wrong people.

3- Applying to TOO FEW job positions and expecting that every company you applied to will 100% invite you for an interview.

4- Applying RANDOMLY to every single job out there, but did not spend time reviewing the job description for suitability.

5- Spending TOO MUCH TIME consuming online content, but not enough time on job search activities daily.

❓Which big mistake are you doing right now that’s hurting your job search success? Join the conversation on my LinkedIn.

Mei Phing Lim

Here’s what you should do before it becomes a serious problem in your career:

1- LIST YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

— both big and small

2- TRY SOMETHING CREATIVE

— Get outside of your comfort zone and explore

3- MASTER A NEW SKILL

— Confidence comes from becoming competent in something you’re currently struggling with

4- HELP SOMEONE TODAY

— Joy is in supporting someone else would really appreciate it

5- DEFINE YOUR OWN SUCCESS

— Don’t compare yourself with others. Do what matters to you.

❓Do you have high self-esteem? Or do you often doubt your own talent and abilities? Join the conversation on my LinkedIn.

Mei Phing Lim

Here are 3 things I was naturally bad at (and eventually mastered) for career growth:

1- PUBLIC SPEAKING

I prefer hiding and doing the work in the background. But it reached a point that was stopping me from moving ahead in my career, so I had to really my speaking and presentation skills.

2- ATTENTION TO DETAIL

I’m naturally a very big picture person, so doing detailed work was very challenging for a long time. It paid great rewards in my career later on!

3- SMALL TALK

I’m an introvert, so go figure! Nowadays I can get along with pretty much anyone!

Mei Phing Lim

Here’s what I did to become a top performer as an auditor:

1- EXPECT INTENSITY

The sooner you can accept the fact that you’re working in a highly dynamic environment with tight timelines, the faster you’ll start preparing yourself with the right mindset and skillset.

2- KNOW THE METHODOLOGY

100% critical to make sure that you’re doing…

Mei Phing Lim

If you are a fresh graduate, please pay attention to the following 3 things:

1- “Follow the Crowd” mentality

As a fresh graduate, you’ll likely hang out with other graduates. The problem is — you’ll end up doing whatever that your peers are doing, even if the actions/ decisions might not suit you personally.

Figure…

Mei Phing Lim

Here’s why dedication, consistency and perseverance are the REAL secret sauces to success:

It’s because…

Magic does not happen overnight!

I’ve noticed this common theme when talking to my clients, job seekers and students:

1- they expect things to magically happen

2- they expect things to happen fast

The reality is…

(GOOD) THINGS TAKE TIME.

Mei Phing Lim

Whether you like it or not, we all have a reputation — it’s how people perceive you at work (offline) or on LinkedIn (online). How?

OFFLINE:

1- Your work deliverables is where your boss or seniors judge your quality, skills and value.

2- Your communication and collaboration with others are how your boss judge if you’re ready for a leadership role.

ONLINE:

1- Your LinkedIn Profile is the main page where your people judge your professional value and work experiences

2- Your LinkedIn activity is how people judge your attitude and professionalism.

Mei Phing Lim

Be proactive in your own career growth by mastering these top skills — don’t wait for your boss!

1- Communication

Learn how to express yourself clearly when talking to your boss, colleagues, clients.

2- Collaboration

Teamwork goes a long way in getting things done.

3- Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

How well do you understand others at work?

4- Adaptability

Are you…

Mei Phing Lim

Career Coach | LinkedIn Branding Coach | Grow Your Career Online + Offline Podcast | Join me on LinkedIn — 15K+ Followers or Message me @ www.meiphing.com

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