Careers By Skills

Stanley Tan



Passion is built on what we call the Interest > Action > Reward formula. Let me explain.
(Interest) When you’re interested in something you take some action on it.
(Action) With your actions, you will improve your skills in your interests.
(Reward) When you become good at it, you will succeed at it.
(Passion) With that success, you will start building and finding your passion.
That is why the analogy of “Do something you like and the money will follow” is a huge lie.
If you do something you like and you suck at it, the money will not follow.
It is “Do something you like and is good at it and the money will follow”.

Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
People Management — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Financial Management — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.