Subscriber Picks: 3 ways to grow your career and finances | From Teck Whye Secondary to US$1b start-up

Subscriber picks is a weekly curation of the best from The Straits Times – where we bring you exclusive reports, in-depth analyses, and the latest happenings in Singapore and beyond.

Looking to grow your career and finances? Start by investing in yourself today. 

This week, we ask HR experts for their advice if you are feeling stuck and restless. Read about the skills in demand this year. Growing your network is also important, even though it may not be easy to meet new people during the pandemic. Find out how you can amplify your personal brand to avoid being “out of sight, out of mind”.

Over lobster briyani, executive editor Sumiko Tan catches up with Aaron Tan, co-founder of Carro. The 37-year-old, who describes himself as “aggressive and fast”, shares how he runs the US$1 billion online used-car marketplace start-up. Separation of function in any organisation is important, he says. “If I do everything myself, how am I going to scale up the business?”

And if you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not head down to The Straits Times photo exhibition at the National Museum? Called Through The Lens, it showcases the best works of local and international photojournalists. Visit the free exhibition from this Saturday till Feb 6.

Enjoy the weekend.


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