Seeing as we spend almost half of our time at work, our career is an extremely important part of our lives. Whether you are starting out at your first job or gunning for a promotion at your current company, it will be helpful to know if there are any issues you should look out for so you can prepare yourself beforehand. We consulted founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics and international best-selling author Dato Joey Yap to share with us his predictions on on how each Chinese zodiac will fare in their career this year.
For those born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
A one-man-army mentality will do you no favours this year. This is a period where you’ll find people in both your social and corporate circles that will willingly help and empower you in your pursuits. Be approachable and a team player, and you’ll avoid the backlash of corporate politics while gaining indispensable allies.
For those born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Your likeability will soar this year as your superiors and co-workers become more receptive to you this year, enabling you to achieve a harmonious working environment. Polish your communication skills and you’ll be able to expedite this process!
For those born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
While the professional road ahead is rocky, upping your communicative prowess will go a long way in ensuring your efforts won’t go unrecognised while keeping the corporate drama coming your way to an absolute minimum!
For those born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The Rabbit is liable to being swept up in gossip at the workplace, though prioritising work over corporate drama will allow you to minimise the backlash of the wagging tongues. Despite the rumours surrounding you, you’ll nonetheless enjoy helping hands from colleagues throughout the year. Return the favours as they come and you’ll design a better work experience for yourself this 2020.
For those born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Look at the silver linings of every career-related issue that may test the Dragon’s perseverance this year. Miscommunication and backstabbing may dominate your professional life this time around, but such hardships are also an opportunity for you to discover ways you can improve your interactions with those at the workplace.
For those born in 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
There are high chances of a promotion this year as your rapport with your superiors improve overall. Don’t be afraid to voice out what your contributions are—silence and false modesty are poor traits to get your talents noticed by those above you.
For those born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Meditation and charity work will be good sources to attain calm and appreciation for others. This is important to counter the added stress you’ll endure at the workplace this year. Don’t allow a lack of recognition encourage you to throw in the towel. Persevere at your current workplace against all odds and your hard work may just be rewarded.
For those born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
The first half of 2020 will be a crucial time for you to establish a foundation for your career. Suppress your impatience and don’t mindlessly jump at every career opportunity you see—some of these so-called opportunities won’t benefit you in the long run. Only commit to something outside your primary work after careful consideration!
For those born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
It’s in your best interest to find ways of showcasing your talents more prominently to garner the attention of your superiors or other figures of importance. At the same time, be extra careful about who you trust and what you say, as your newfound recognition at the workplace may invite jealousy and potential backstabbing.
For those born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
It may not be the most smooth-sailing of career journeys, but the Rooster will nonetheless encounter good opportunities, such as the possibility of enrolling in a special career development programme or more company trips to improve connections both within and beyond your workplace. Be extra nice and accommodating to the people in your professional circle to keep these opportunities coming.
For those born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Influential people will have your back in the professional space, deterring potential backstabbers and opportunists from fully exploiting you. Be sure to show your appreciation of the people in power who will assist you. By aligning your efforts with those who have greater authority, you stand a fair chance of turning your career prospects around.
For those born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Thankfully, you won’t be needing to struggle in your professional life too much thanks to a generally positive relationship between you and your colleagues. In fact, you may be primed to elevate yourself to a better corporate position by leveraging on the assistance of the bountiful of helping hands you’ll enjoy this year.