Snippets: stepping stones

That first job you do may not be your dream job but it is a stepping stone to a successful career. And it is the satisfaction that you get from working and the quest for knowledge that will make you work hard.

Journalist Quentin Lim said the first job was not a time for fresh graduates to demand for high salaries and benefits. He adds: “At this point, they have no experience and so salary should not be the most important factor. What is most valuable is the experience you can gain. Fresh graduates also cannot afford to be lazy. We have to work even harder to stand out from the rest, as there are so many graduates these days. During my parent’s time, being a graduate was enough to guarantee a job but today, that’s not enough. You need to pick up skills which are good enough for the employers.”

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