A belief in the importance of insurance in one’s life led Ms Linda Chua, 32, to join the insurance industry to promote the welfare of individuals. And being a financial services con-sultant at insurance company AIA Singapore does not feel like a typical job to her.
Her work fulfils what she has always wanted in a career — being able to manage her own time and interact with different individuals to help add value to their lives.
“AIA provides me with a fulfilling platform — to help others and achieve my personal mile-stones,” she says.
Ms Chua, who has been with AIA Singapore for five years now, says its positive working culture and environment has played a part in her profes-sional and personal
growth. Everyone is treated like family and there is great teamwork.
“I like that AIA is always providing valuable trainings and developing our skills and profes-sionalism,” she says.
For instance, there are weekly “sales builder” sessions where the team’s top producers share tips and learning points to help everyone improve their skills and services to clients.
“There’s no intense competition about achiev-ing the sales figures. Instead, we are focused on helping everyone succeed and achieve their goals,” she adds.Making a difference
AIA Singapore, which has been consistently listed as one of the most desired employers in Singapore’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers, has various programmes in place that help motivate its staff. The company also provides rewards and incentive trips to celebrate employees’ achievements.
Such programmes push Ms Chua to strive for the best and she finds comfort in knowing that her hard work has benefitted others.
She says: “AIA Singapore, one of the biggest life insurers in Singapore, has been serving genera-tions of Singaporeans since 1931. It is committed to putting customers at the heart of everything it does and being an integral part of its clients’ life journey, whether it is for their health or financial needs.
“More importantly, I’ve helped my family members, relatives and friends in terms of their medical or illnesses claims, as well as providing sound advice for them over the years.”
For those planning on taking the same path as hers, she advises: “Explore this career with an open heart and a never-say-die attitude. You will feel fulfilled everyday knowing that you are making a positive impact in other people’s lives.”
PHOTO: AIA SINGAPORE