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The information in this article is extracted from the WiseNet Asia’s Career Transition and outplacement course material. 

A career transition may happen voluntarily or involuntarily.  Whether it is an individual decision or a forced move, there will be unexpected changes that comes along, things that we could never foresee coming.  In this article, we outline 11 tips for navigating a career transition successfully.  This list will help you get prepared for unexpected situations, and also equipped you with the right mindset and preparatory steps to embark on a new beginning.

Tips for navigating a career transition successfully:

  1. Accept Help. A good mentor can make the transition from one career into another much easier.
  2. Acquire New Skills. Research skills that will be relevant in your chosen field.
  3. Identify what you want to do, and what you are qualified to do. Successful career transitions rarely happen without acquiring new skills. Embrace the learning process and look at this time as an investment in your future. Rarely will there be time to acquire these new skills. Make time by temporarily taking some of your “free time” and devoting it to your self-development.
  4. Do not rush change, trust the process. Everything will fall together nicely when you consistently work on things that you want.
  5. Opportunities will present themselves, but they may not be all the right or best decisions to make. Qualify the opportunities based on your situation.
  6. Plan on the unexpected. What could go wrong, and how do we handle these situations?
  7. A career transition rarely goes accordingly to plan. Keeping an open mind about where your new skills can take you helps to increase possibilities and secure an excellent “next career.”
  8. Be kind to yourself and keep at it. You are your own best supporter!
  9. Learning new skills and making a career transition is stressful and difficult for most adults. Embracing change is tough. Furthermore, a successful career transition takes time.
  10. Take the time to build your personal branding and image. If you are a brand, what characteristics do you represent? What image do you convey to others? Individual image that is attractive with a positive character is a source of power.
  11. Personality, mindset, energy, attitude, image are all important personal elements that set you apart from the others. Keep adding value for what you do, stay relevant and current, and think about how you can become more indispensable!

With the homework here done, you are all set to a strong ‘start’ for a new career, with your better and stronger self!


Find out more about our career transition and outplacement coaching:  https://wisenetasia.com/career-transition-outplacement/












The Smart China Expo 2021 is held in Chongqing from 23 to 26 Aug.  This year, the theme is ‘Digitalisation: Empowering the economy, enriching lives.  Developing a digital economy, promoting prosperity’.  The event aims to promote exchanges in smart technologies and international cooperation in the smart industry.

WiseNet Asia Chongqing is showcased in the virtual Singapore Pavilion of Smart China Expo Exhibition this year.  Visitors are able to access the Singapore Pavilion via:
新加坡资讯通信媒体发展局 (smartchina-expo.cn)

Event Information:

Date:  23-26 Aug (Due to the COVID situation in China, the offline exhibition will be from 23 Aug to 25 Aug while the online exhibition will  continue until 26 Aug)

Main Event Venue: Chongqing Yuelai International Expo Center

News coverage on Smart China Expo 2021:

CGTN Live Coverage –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDIVbKQZXA

China Daily – http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202108/23/WS61230aeea310efa1bd66a745_1.html

iChongqing –  https://www.ichongqing.info/special/smart-china-expo-2021/









Netxus Global Singapore, a subsidiary of WiseNet Asia and the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum are jointly organizing a webinar exclusively for their members, where outstanding second-generation entrepreneurs discuss about strategizing for the future and continuing the legacy.  As the younger generation from successful family businesses, some of them choose to succeed the family business, while some have decided to venture out on their own.  What propels them to make the choices that they are making today?


Date: 29 Aug 2021, Sunday

Time: 9am to 10:30am (GMT +8 Singapore Time)

Platform:  Zoom


Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum
Set up in 2001, Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum is the leading social organization that gathers together successful business leaders in one common platform, with the mission of nurturing and facilitating growth of new businesses.  Yabuli’s signature events include the Annual Yabuli Forum, Youth Forum and the China-US Business Leaders Roundtable.  For more information about Yabuli, please visit:  www.cefco.cn or global.cefco.cn/

Netxus Global
Netxus Global is a Singapore registered company and an associate partner of The Millet Group of companies. It is a deep-tech company that enables new way of connecting community (business and people) through its China-ASEAN bi-lateral trade flow mechanisms. A network of network company. www.neunexusglobal.sg





18-Aug-2021 – Mr Zeng Jinghua, Director of the China-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Bureau (CCIB) and Mr Wesley Hui, Founder, WiseNet Asia, together with representatives from both parties met via a tele-conference to discuss various ongoing and future collaborations.

During the tele-conference, Mr Hui gave an introduction of WiseNet Asia, whose China’s headquarter is in Chongqing, and its main activity is talent acquisition for multinationals.  Since 2019, WiseNet Asia has been collaborating with National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University to place interns in Chongqing.

With the outbreak of the pandemic, WiseNet Asia initiated long distance internship programs with good results.  At the same time, WiseNet Asia also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Nanyang Technological University and Yubei District to establish an innovation hub which also serves as a talent training base in Western China.  Moving forward, WiseNet Asia will continue to drive talent exchange activities between Chongqing and Singapore by participating in Chongqing Connectivity Initiative talent development activities.  The company will also leverage on its resources in ASEAN to facilitate bi-lateral trade between Chongqing and ASEAN companies, and promote more businesses to set up in Chongqing.

According to Mr Zeng Jinghua, WiseNet Asia has helped to bridge the gap between Chongqing and Singapore through its earlier involvement in various Sino-Singapore projects which brought in top talents and technology to Chongqing.  In the future, the CCIB will strengthen its co-operation with WiseNet Asia.  Both parties will work together on projects such as distance training for teachers of Bashu Secondary School and Nanyang Technological University’s Innovation Hub in Chongqing.  The CCIB will also support WiseNet Asia in setting up of the Sino-Singapore (Chongqing) ASEAN Business Hub in Chongqing, which provides a one-stop service for the development and expansion of ASEAN enterprises in Chongqing.  As a next step, the CCIB will support the collaborations between WiseNet Asia and various government agencies, facilitate more cross-border internship exchanges between Chongqing and Singapore university students and attract more talents to participate in Chongqing’s economic and social development.

Other participants in the tele-conference include Mr Diron Chua, Executive Director, WiseNet Asia;  Mr Lance Guo, Director, WiseNet Asia;  Ms Karen Woong, General Manager (China), WiseNet Asia;  Mr Ethan Neo, Director of Business Development (China), WiseNet Asia;  Departmental Representatives, CCIB; Person in charge from the Information and Communication Department, CCIB


View original news in Chinese:  https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ChfQKfNNYKzRcdnGXbiRIg




July 2021

Successfully closed the position of CEO, Singapore for a leading distributor of geographic information system software


July 2021

Successfully placed the role of Manager, Investment & Development, SEA for a leading logistics real estate platform

July 2021

Closed the position of General Manager, Contract Logistics, Cambodia for a leading logistics services provider listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange