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Take a seat, catch the show and read on to learn how career planning helps you make informed career moves.

The world is evolving rapidly, technology is advancing quicker than ever before, and jobs are changing day by day. If you are currently employed, you likely still have a good 10 to 40 years ahead of you in your career journey. It is important that you have clarity in planning your career goals and map out the direction you want to take with mid- and long-term objectives. In the interest of your career health, it is important to have constant progression – this could be in the form of expanding and deepening your skillsets or making informed moves in your career. Find out more below.

Bonus Season

“Bonus Season” invites you into the world of three office workers at Boon Heng Garments where the departure of a dear colleague for greener pasture brought on a chain reaction. Discover how office pals Neil, Amrita and JJ gained some career insights with a little help from WSG. And how does their boss, Boon, feel about this? Watch to find out!

Career Questions, Answered

Q: How do I know if I am in the right job?
A: Effective career planning starts with a journey of self-discovery to understand your Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills (VIPS). These elements are pivotal as they guide you towards identifying career opportunities that resonate with your aspirations. To find out more about VIPS, click here.

Q: I am currently employed, do I still need to plan for my career?
A: Strategic career planning is an investment for your future. Planning for your career will ensure your skillsets remain relevant to latest industry demands. By proactively managing your career development, you will be able to better navigate the increasingly volatile world.

Q: I am thinking of switching careers, how can I do that?
A: Finding your passion and strengths is frequently the first step towards making a successful job change. The journey switches often involves identifying transferable skills, networking, and picking up new skills.. It's also beneficial to research and understand the demands of your new chosen field. WSG provides career coaching and upskilling programs to support your transition..

Q: How would talking to a Career Coach help me?
A: Our team of career coaches are certified under WSG’s Career Development Framework. They can help you understand your strengths and work with you to tailor a career development plan designed to match your own unique aspirations and ambitions. With a defined career plan, you can take concrete steps towards achieving career success. To speak with a Career Coach, click here.


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