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5 Career Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making  

Ever felt like you’re not getting ahead at work even though you’re doing everything the best way you can? You could be doing some of these common career mistakes. Recognize and stop these bad habits to be closer to a better career.


  1. Working Without a Clear Goal

Yes, you have a great job, but what’s next? It’s not enough to just say you want “more”, you need to establish a clear idea of what “more” is. Are you aiming for a higher position? Do you want to gain more experience to be able to jump somewhere else with a much better pay? If you don’t set a clear target, it’s easy to get stuck in where you are at the moment.

  1. Taking a Job for the Money

Sure, a good salary is great. Since we need money to live, getting paid well is important. However, some people feel hesitant to leave their jobs because they feel like the pay is a big loss. When in such situation, don’t be afraid to trust your gut. Remember that happiness is a big factor in excelling at work.

  1. Ignoring Good Relationship

You might think that as long as you do your job well, everything else doesn’t matter. But work alone isn’t all that matters in being employed. To have a better work environment, pay attention to the relationships you have with your co-workers. In many cases, interpersonal relationships matter as much as performance.


  1. Getting Too Comfortable In Your Current Work

Many employees who have been working in a position for years find it really hard to let go and look for a new role. It is important to remember that we should continue growing, learning new skills, being up on technology, and being constantly flexible. It is when we mature we’ll be able to find our place in the career we choose.

  1. Letting Your Skills Go Out of Date

It is never too late to improve your skills. If you feel like you’re no longer growing in your current position, do something to rectify that. Talk to your employer about opportunities for professional development and skills training. Be prepared to explain how the company would benefit if they grant this to you.


If you realize you’ve been making these mistakes, don’t worry as these things won’t put an end to your career. In fact, knowing these things gives you an opportunity to make a change and head to a better future in life.

Singapore’s Best Paying Jobs

When you graduate, you hope to join a company that pays well. That is understandable considering that Singapore is one of the most expensive cities to live. You know very well that the prices of commodities here in Singapore are soaring high. Landing a good-paying job is possible if you take up the right course.


If you want to be one of the highest paid fresh grad, you should consider the following profession:

  • Doctor: The expected salary of Doctors per month is SGS 3,095.
  • Biotechnology: The expected salary of professionals under the Biotechnology field is SGD 3,082 per month.
  • Process Design and Control: The expected salary of professionals under the Process Design and Control field is SGD 3,065 per month.
  • Corporate Finance: The expected salary of professionals under the Corporate Finance field is SGD 2,950 per month.

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  • Financial Sales Services: The expected salary of professionals under the Financial Sales Services field is SGD 2,857 per month.
  • Legal Services: The expected salary of professionals under the Legal Services field is SGD 2,825 per month.
  • Environmental Engineering: The expected salary of professionals under the Environmental Engineering field is SGD 2,781 per month.
  • Journalist: The expected salary of Journalists is SGD 2,761 per month.
  • Banking and Finance: The expected salary of professionals under the Banking and Finance field is SGD 2,758 per month.
  • IT Software: The expected salary of professionals under IT Software field is SGD 2,718 per month.

The data mentioned above are provided by (the leading Job site in Singapore). The data were gathered from January to September of 2013. If you took any course related to the profession mentioned above, you are lucky. If you are still thinking what course to consider, this can serve as your guide.

If you are eyeing for the position of Junior Executives (employees with 1 to 4 years of experience), you should know that the Doctors are the highest paid professionals (amounting to SGD 3,722 per month) followed by Actuarial Science (SGD 3,649 per month), IT Software (SGD 3,334 per month), Legal Services (SGD 3, 279 per month), Corporate Finance (SGD 3,248 per month), Audit (SGD 3, 214 per month), Industrial Engineering (SGD 3,187 per month), Banking and Finance (SGD 3, 170 per month), Database Administrator (SGD 3, 170 per month) and Process Design and Control (SGD 3, 144 per month).

Choosing a career is not easy and the road is endless but if you have a goal, you will reach there in no time. Good luck and enjoy!