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Old 18-04-2021, 09:27 PM
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I just graduated from my masters in economics from NTU. Want to do a career switch from currently where i am at (healthcare) to something more econs related like market research or commodities.

There is a market research traineeship (1 year contract) which I applied for and I got the job offer. However, being a traineeship, the pay was substantially lower than what I am earning now. The company said there will be potential to convert to a perm job.

Anyone caught in the same boat as me before? Continue staying in your current job that you dont like but pays relatively well or springboard into the unknown with half the pay cut but it is something you like to learn and do, with potential to be converted to a full time role?

Financial wise, i got savings to tide me through. just unsure if i should take the leapt.

Any kind souls here?

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I just graduated from my masters in economics from NTU. Want to do a career switch from currently where i am at (healthcare) to something more econs related like market research or commodities.

There is a market research traineeship (1 year contract) which I applied for and I got the job offer. However, being a traineeship, the pay was substantially lower than what I am earning now. The company said there will be potential to convert to a perm job.

Anyone caught in the same boat as me before? Continue staying in your current job that you dont like but pays relatively well or springboard into the unknown with half the pay cut but it is something you like to learn and do, with potential to be converted to a full time role?

Financial wise, i got savings to tide me through. just unsure if i should take the leapt.

Any kind souls here?
performing well in a job you like doing is always
if you're doing it for the money and career growth, but not really passionate about the field then i suggest you stay where you are

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Old 19-04-2021, 10:30 PM
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Is your masters part time?
If I were you, i would go for the traineeship bc that's the career you want isn't it? That's why you even took a Masters, spending time and money. If you were to stay in your current job then why did you even take a masters?

Of course you should still find a higher paying job in market research but if there's really no other alternatives, then take the traineeship. The pay is low bc you dont have relevant experience. In SG, people don't care if you got masters or not, only experience counts.

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