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The Best Career Advice From Sri Lankan Women

Some of these are gems!

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Receiving guidance on what to do with your professional life can often leave you confused and questioning your choices. But sometimes, you encounter words of wisdom that open your eyes and make you wonder why that never occurred to you. I remember the first piece of advice I ever got was to always trust my gut. If something feels off, it probably is, so listen to your instincts. Sound advice that I’ve applied to all aspects of life, not just my career.

Whether you’re fresh out of university and looking for your first job or considering a career swap, pave the way for success with advice that has really worked for some Lankan ladies. Read on for a few nuggets of advice as you take on a new chapter in your life.

“It’s just a job. The worst that can happen is you lose it!” – Ruchini, 30.

“Don’t ever take ‘No’ for an answer.” – Ranjula, 26.

“Learn to work with people you wouldn’t go for lunch with.” – Rushani, 28.

“My dad used to always tell me I should never be afraid to ask for help. If you’re stuck, there’s no shame in asking for assistance.”– Sarah, 24.

“This is pretty standard, but it resonated deeply with me—figure out your passion. Then find a way to make a career out of it.” – Tasha, 31.

“Always arrive at least 10 minutes before a meeting. The extra time will allow you to compose yourself and take charge.” — Mariam, 29.

“Money is great (who wouldn’t want a great package?), but when choosing a job, it’s important to consider the question, “Will I be happy?” As long as you’re content, everything else will fall into place.” – Ashara, 28.

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