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Marcus

1.You had some history with Dirad, share with us?

I first joined the company in 2009. I left after 3 months due to family issues. But the experience I obtained during the 3 months has been great and i kept in contact with the people in the company even after i left. I moved on to work in many different Sales & Marketing company. But however, none turns out to be positive and leaving me searching for better opportunities again and again.

In 2012, opportunity came to me again. Just left my previous job in logistics sales, and in search for a better career, I chanced upon You Jia, managing director of Dirad. We catched up a little. Remembering back in 2009, when i first joined the company, You Jia was still a very new business owner. Just started up his office in a shop house space along Chinatown. In 2012, You Jia had shifted from shop house to having his own office space in MND building. The company has definitely grown to become better. But what makes me surprise is such a big major growth change happened in just a short 2-3years. Hence, I decided to give this industry a shot once again.

2.You have work in a few sales and marketing job, why do you think this can be more?

From previous sales and marketing role, it’s always about securing sales for the company. Day in day out meeting clients for the company. But the effort and hardwork is never recognised by the bosses as it is your duty to fulfil your role as a sales and marketing executive. After awhile, I started feeling stagnant and lack in excitement about the job.

In Dirad, the environment is very different. Recognition for the efforts and hardwork is like a norm. Everyone is positive and encourages one another to strive forward. There’s always constant new skills to be picked up and always making me feel excited. And most importantly, it allows me to have a chance and opportunity to set up my own business in future.

3.Has becoming a daddy now distracted you or makes you more committed?

Becoming a daddy has never been a distraction, but in fact has makes me become more commited to my goals. Because now, its never just about me, its about my kid’s future.

4.What were your challenges in your career and how did you overcome it

Which industry does not have any challenges? Even a cleaner will have challenges. But I’ve always got this quote in me that constantly reminding myself, “For every problem, there’s always a solution”. This has kept me going, and always in search for the solutions whenever I meet with any challenges. I will always look for my seniors in the industry to ask for their opinions and suggestions to overcome challenges that I faced, best of all, they have never ever once rejected me.

5.Future aspiration

My future aspiration is to provide a better life for my family and love ones.
To make people around me happy and help people in my team to achieve their goals.

6.3 Tips for someone new.

1) Knowing what you want & what you don’t want in life
2) Strive hard and be positive to find solutions whenever there’s any challenges faced
3) Never self doubt your own ability and never belittle yourself

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