Over the past year, SarawakYES! has been fortunate to meet up with so many young people throughout the state and hearing the stories they’ve shared about their careers and the work they enjoy doing.
Although their stories were unique, there were some similarities when it came to the elements or factors they believe were important in getting them to where they are now in their careers.
For them, it is important for young people to have the following qualities, in order to go far in the careers of their choice:
1. Passionate about work
One of the questions we always ask young professionals is: “What is your advice to those who want to be successful in their career?” Most of them would answer: “Be passionate.” Having passion will ensure you produce your best. Without passion, a job is just job.
2. Possess good work ethics
This one goes without saying. Being reliable is an essential aspect of doing well at work. A person with good work ethics will also be accountable for his or her actions, able to take criticism positively, learn from their mistakes, as well as demonstrate integrity in the workplace.
3. Able to overcome challenges
Learning to face challenges in your workplace prepares you for bigger challenges in the future. One of the keys to overcoming challenges is to remain focused on tackling one problem at a time. When you learn to do that, you will find it easier to accomplish any given task.
Some of you may be ‘born leaders’ but that doesn’t mean the rest of you can’t learn to be good or even great leaders. One thing for sure is that age is not a factor in determining the quality of a leader. Always remember that leadership skills can be nurtured, especially through the process of teaching, learning and observation.
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