what do you think is best?
December 19, 2010 11:29am CST
Hi there! Okay what do you think is best for me? I am planning to change my career in 2011. I really hate my job right now that I feel that it is better for me to leave when I have the chance. I was thinking of joining finance and banking but I understand I have no background on that. The only backup I got is my 4 years of experience in working in hotel industry. Another option is moving to sales and marketing department. I love stress but I do hope I get paid for the stress. I would not want to find a job that has high stress but low pay (like what I having now). Part time, I will work as insurance agent to earn some side income. Of course these seems to be tough but I am up to it. What do you think? Any suggwstions for me?
19 Dec 10
Of course, you have to make the decisions, as it's your life. You will need to learn to triumph in your successes and to learn to take the blows when things don't work out too well. But if you have the mind of a champion you will overcome all that comes your way. Don't be afraid to try different things and if they are not for you then move on until you find something where yopu are happy and satisfied. All the best! (From one that had a successful 40 year sales career and from someone who has sold many things)
20 Dec 10
It depends on your area of interest. IF u love interacting with others, u should move on to sales and marketing side because u will be earning on commissions. In sales, there would be a basic pay, though not much, but at least it's enough to cover your meals. WHile commissions are up to u to earn, and those high commissions are incentives for u to promote the products. It's the same like being insurance agent, earning via commission, just that commission being an insurance agent is much higher.
20 Dec 10
may be you work for something that you don't like it, haven't find career that make you enjoy, normally for first time job seeker but sometimes happen for someone who has an experience too... i ever face it until i find the suitable one now i can work as good as i want and get much money from it. the point is if you work for something you like you will see a lot of opportunities to earn money and will get more experience too and fell fun don't give up to take a look for another job may be you can find suitable one..
20 Dec 10
We're in the same boat nic. I'm planning to go back to college and get an engineering degree. I say take a day off and reflect on your desires. I usually ask myself "If I had to do this job everyday for the next 20 years, will I do it?" For my old job, the answer was no. For engineering, I feel it's a yes. Good luck with your career change. It's going to be tough the first few days but only good things will come out of it.
20 Dec 10
hello nicregi! the only think i can offer you as advice is this: write down all your options and and advantages together with all the disadvantages of choosing such option. After studying all your data, decide on the best course and trust your instinct then go for it. It would benefit you if would taken into consideration your satisfaction and happiness in performing a particular job. When you choose a job which gives high pay but will make you unhappy, chances are you would get burnout sooner or later. If you're not happy with what you're doing you probably won't last long in such a job and you'd probably go back to the cycle of leaving a job and starting a new one, for a long long time. You're the captain of your soul, the master of your destiny. You can make your life the way you want it to be.
20 Dec 10
If you have 4 years in hotel industry why not go for it? may be take a course in catering assistant this type of work [ can be hard I know]but it's quite rewarding you are young and if you put the hours you may be able to make a good income and eventually even set up your own catering company!. At the end of the day you need to feel happy and comfortable in your job that's the only way to give a hundred per cent on what you do. Good luck.
19 Dec 10
Nowadays, the banking line is not so easy to survive. I am not so sure about your qualification. One of the well-known banks in Malaysia has more than 30 vacancies for the manager post. Many people are not willing to suffer in the new banking trend whereby the managers are fully taking care of Sales and the Operation. Sales wise, the managers have to hit the monthly target. Failing to do so, ha! ha! You better watch up. If you are preparing to start your own business later, it is better for you go for Sales. If you can manage your company well but you are lacking of sales, your company will shut down later. This is the latest philosophy.
19 Dec 10
hi actually i do not know well about u in detail. but according to the job u mentioned both are good. if you are able to promote products easily then u can move for sales and marketing. select some good companies so the products move easily. also you might have target if you go for that work. u have achieve that in that particular time. but if your performance is well. then u get promotion also. next about insurance. though it tough and more competition field earning are great in that field and also if you able to get some client then u get some good income from that. both field are good and it depends upon your effort. you say you working in hotel for 4 years. y dont you start own hotel and do business. where you are the boss. also hotel business is good and run well anywhere if you give quality foods and good service with reasonable rate. if you get some good regular customers u can use that place for doing different type of business as well.