I have always been interested in pursuing a career in the financial advisory industry. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I decided it was the best time for me to join AIA FA and explore the industry.
What started off as a curiosity, quickly turned into a new passion. Although I studied engineering at Nanyang Technological University, the skills that I had honed during my studies, such as presentation, critical thinking and problem solving skills, were very much applicable to my career as a financial consultant.
The importance of financial planning should not be understated.
My uncle was a cancer victim, and he passed on without having proper insurance and financial planning. His son, who was still studying in secondary school, had to rely on charity for further education. It was only then that I realised the importance of financial planning. Everyone needs a good financial consultant who can advise them in every step of their life.
Impact as many lives as possible.
The greatest goal I have in my career as a financial consultant is to impact as many lives as possible, and to help others by giving them the right financial advice. I also aim to introduce the financial advisory industry as a career path to all those who have a similar mindset, in order to help better the industry.
Come in with an open mind.
My advice to those who are considering joining this profession would be to experience it first with an open mind, and then decide for yourself if it is the right fit. If you are looking for personal growth, great mentorship, an amazing work environment and new skills to learn and apply in your daily life, then this profession is just the right place for you!