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UOL PRIVATE DEGREE GRADUATE: THIS IS HOW I BECAME SUCCESSFUL IN SINGAPORE

Don't limit your career choices. It doesn't mean you have to work in an bank just because you have a degree in banking. It might sound cliched, but life truly is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get. If you are young, forget about the mere pittance of a salary you will get at this stage. Focus on learning and acquiring skills. Live below your means, and yet be generous to others. Treat everyone with sincerity and respect, even those you hate. When you have acquired the right skill sets, don't worry about getting jobs. The jobs will come to you.

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LOCAL NUS PHILOSOPHY GRADUATE BECAME MILLIONAIRE AT AGE 28

On the middle finger of her left hand, Lim Qing Ru sports a ring with “April 10 2014” engraved on it. That was the day news broke that Zopim, the tech company she joined as a co-founder in 2008, had been acquired by an American software company for a reported US$29.8 million (roughly S$37 million). The payout was split between herself and four other co-founders, making her a multimillionaire overnight. She was then two weeks shy of her 29th birthday.

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