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Conversations with Executives - Embracing Risk & Change: Identifying opportunities in difficult times
In our series Conversations with Executives - Embracing Risk & Change, executives share some of their triumphs, challenges and wisdom with regards to making bold career moves. In this story, Junius Tampubolon, Managing Director at OMRON Indonesia shares the importance of identifying opportunities in difficult times and adopting a positive mindset.
Q: Living through a pandemic and changing your career are both major life events. How did you make sure you are prepared to do it while also dealing with all the other stressors COVID-19 has brought?
I think we need to have a right mindset to deal with these difficult times and I have always believed that there are opportunities present, event in these difficult times. Adapting to new things and staying positive and confident in yourself are essential to conquering the challenges at hand and deal with these changes. Having the right mindset and attitude are key to excelling in these tough times.
Q: In your opinion, what was the most essential support from Page Executive during this entire journey?
This recent recruitment process was a long journey but I think there were some takeaways from this experience. What I do want to highlight is that Page Executive provided very clear information on the company profiles. This is very critical information that I need to have in order to make a good decision. Also, they gave us more insight to the hiring process, a very important aspect to understand because it allows us to know what to prepare for and what would be the outliers that will be faced during this process.
The agency bridged communication between myself and the company, helping me to better understand the key expectations that come with this role, which gave me a greater chance at success through the hiring process.
Last but not least, Page Executive also helped me in providing some tips on how to deal with the interviewers and this allowed me to make very solid preparation, something that I'm very grateful for. I'm very thankful for the support provided to me.
Q: What is your long-term outlook for the Indonesia market in year 2021?
I think the market and industry will remain uncertain. However, if you look at the Q4 last year, we can already see a visible recovery trend there. If this trend brings positive sentiments then if the momentum continues through 2021 and with the vaccine distribution starting in January ‘21, we would expect a faster market recovery.
Depending on which industry, the growth projection will be about 20 to 30 percent.
This interview was conducted by Ean Teh, the Research Team Lead at Page Executive, Industrial practice. She has gained more than 3 years of corporate experience working in the US and Singapore. Now she is leading the in-house research function, focused on managing and recruiting leadership talent for organisations across Asia Pacific region.
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