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What did you do to reach your goals in life?

Chorn Teth, 29, manager at sport section of Sabay website
“I have not reached my goal yet and have not experienced that kind of success I want to achieve in the Cambodia’s sport industry. Before I had this job, I focused on: working hard, trust seniors’ experience, value myself, networking, value feedback from other people, being informed and have a good business plan. Luck also helps to succeed.”

Kim Sray, 24, UNICEF external communications administrative assistant
“Well, education is key to success. After graduation from high school, I applied to Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre for Girl (DBVTC) in Phnom Penh. I studied hard and heeded all my teachers’ advice. UNICEF chose me as a communication officer then. Due to my interest in media and information, I learnt as much as I could from the staff members and from my supervisor.”

Chey Sambath, 25, producer and film director of LOY9
“First I have to set my goals. I have to assess my ability and how I can make this match for what society needs. I try very hard to acquire knowledge and skills. I often sign up for workshops or projects from the organization in order to gain more experience. When I start working on a brand new assignment for the first time, I do my best to show I am a great fit and get acknowledged by the management then.”

Sous Soktheary, 27, brand manager at Labelle Center
“While at university, I didn’t receive much support from my family although they were always on my side ready to help me. I am not a clever student. I have changed work places a lot because I think that I did not fit in. Before tendering my resignation, I always try my best to keep things afloat. If it still does not work, I quit then - for sure. I have a large professional network and a good attitude, so my friends always recommend me for other jobs. In short, I focus on: networking, trying and behaving.”

Liv Sokea, 25, shipping company manager
“When I first arrived in Phnom Penh, I looked for a job and landed a part-time Chinese teacher’s position which was enough to afford university. After I graduated, I became an accountant for a local factory. One day, a shipping company called me to join their team. They knew I was a hard working person. Whenever the occasion arose, I worked together with everyone although at times, they did look down on me. But I am a good workmate and I am serious with what I do. Such positive attitude defused that problem entirely.”

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