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Saturday, August 19, 2006

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

for those tempted to quit their jobs and are considering the path less taken ... i.e. entrepreneurship ...

this article is an interesting read ...

the other articles are worth browsing through as well ...


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Blogger blingster said...

hey, i read tt from brown.

True right?

Wanted to ask you if Accountancy is a good route to go and what am i to expect.

9:39 pm  
Blogger s p a c e d o n u t said...

Yes, got that from mrbrown ... with regards to the accountancy route ... it really depends on what your interests are & what you would like to do upon graduation ... there are many areas that you can pursue upon receiving your B.Acc degree ... such as audit (internal/external), tax (corporate/individual), financial accounting, management accounting, analysis work ... a career in accountancy involves number crunching ... mind-boggling figures ... paper-work (we can never escape the paper trial and the need for hardcopy documentation) ...

10:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey what about banking. im a sec 4 student this year and im kinda undecided on my plans, i dont know if law or banking is the better one. plus, is the jc or poly route better?

10:35 pm  
Blogger s p a c e d o n u t said...

hmm ... i can't really advise you on whether law or banking is a better choice ... again, my reply would be it really depends on what your interests are ... what drives you? what are you passionate about?

if you are linguistically strong and able to to put forth convincing and succinct arguments, with a flair for digesting very very long sentences ... then why not give law a shot?

like accountancy, banking offers a myriad of choices ... you can choose to specialise in various areas upon graduation ... private banking, commercial banking, investment banking ... if $$$ makes you tick and you have an affinity for numbers and $$$ ... banking might just be up your alley ...

good luck! :)

10:44 pm  
Blogger blingster said...

Why i even considered acc is because, the era of "In" jobs include having an accounting bg or engineering bg. 1 of my colleauge told me that an acc/engineering cert will allow to be a CFO (if ever).

However, i dont wanna be an accountant. i want time for my own personal space. being in accounts, OT is almost inevitable.

Yes, agree. paperwork comes in every min. when e $$ starts rolling in, everything is "accountable" & needs to be accounted for.

My mum sort of killed accounts 4 me. seeing her work so late and being so grumpy during month-end is scary. haha!

Now e ques is, Finance or Business as my 1st degree? because i can take an MBA or Msc (Finance) later on in life. As you know, the 1st 3 jobs are very important... my bet is on a Finance Bachelor will prob be an adj over a Business 1, as for me, i have a diplomma in Bit.

Business sense is prob almost innate but the many ppl struggle with the "accounting" part of their business.

3:11 pm  
Blogger blingster said...

Why i even considered acc is because, the era of "In" jobs include having an accounting bg or engineering bg. 1 of my colleauge told me that an acc/engineering cert will allow to be a CFO (if ever).

However, i dont wanna be an accountant. i want time for my own personal space. being in accounts, OT is almost inevitable.

Yes, agree. paperwork comes in every min. when e $$ starts rolling in, everything is "accountable" & needs to be accounted for.

My mum sort of killed accounts 4 me. seeing her work so late and being so grumpy during month-end is scary. haha!

Now e ques is, Finance or Business as my 1st degree? because i can take an MBA or Msc (Finance) later on in life. As you know, the 1st 3 jobs are very important... my bet is on a Finance Bachelor will prob be an adj over a Business 1, as for me, i have a diplomma in Bit.

Business sense is prob almost innate but the many ppl struggle with the "accounting" part of their business.

3:12 pm  
Blogger s p a c e d o n u t said...

bling bling ... ka-ching!!! hehe

Business is a more general degree allowing you more career choices (eg marketing, PR, biz development)... finance is already a lil' specialised itself ...

its hard to make such choices upfront when you are still a student ... so if u are still unsure ... why not just stick to a biz degree and u can supplement it with a CFA later on if u wanna enter the finance industry?

3:32 pm  
Blogger blingster said...

hmmm... but business is so general that I'll have to face e same choices when i grad. I mean, you dont have to have a biz degree to be a good sales-person. As for Marketing and HR, the career prospect are limited, unless you venture out & set-up your own company. Specialising in HR Consultanting or Marketing/Events.

I'm looking at for a specialised degree. I could go into engineering but I'd lose my advance standing from my diploma. Or alternatively, go into Computer Sci/Engineer and supplement my portfile with an MBA/CFA later on.

Well, my train of thoughts is veering towards Business/Finance/Econs/IT.

E keypoint is, which degree would leverage my worth as a fresh graduate.

Yar, maybe a business degree with a major in finance would be good. :)

Thanks so much! I have come to a conslusion for now. :P I won't have to make a definite choice now until i complete my diploma.

Really appreciate the comments.
Cheers!

11:01 am  

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