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What Career Advice Does 2022’s Chinese Zodiac Bring for You?

With the Chinese New Year not far off, here’s some career wisdom for those celebrating who are hoping for a great 2022!

Some of us are more superstitious than others, but regardless, whenever a new year rolls around, everyone is hoping for it to go better than the last. We’ve curated some career advice for each Chinese zodiac from various sites online, so you don’t have to go looking. Here’s hoping they help, whether you’re a jobseeker, or an employee looking to excel at work!

Tiger (Born in 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938)

Well, first and foremost, congrats on it being your year! The Tiger is known as the king of all the beasts, ranking third amongst all animals in the Chinese zodiac, and a symbol of braveness.

2022 is supposed to be known as the Year of the Water Tiger, and fengshui masters believe that it’s a good time for bold action.

However, their advice is to also control your temper, as you might see some drama at the workplace. That will help in gaining approval from your managers, which could lead to promotion opportunities!

Rat (Born in 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948 and 1936)

Some zodiac sites believe that this is going to be a big year for you — the kind that “defines the quality and direction for the rest of your life!”

Your innate dependability is going to help at the workplace, with colleagues trusting you more, and plenty of opportunities for accomplishment and success.

The first part of the year will be about these opportunities coming up, and the second will depend on you stepping up to the plate to deliver and make them a reality.

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Ox (Born in 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, and 1937)

So this Chinese New Year marks the end of your year — we hope you had a good one! How’s this Tiger year looking for you?

Well, it looks to start pretty busy, and you might get offers to make a career or industry shift in the first half of the year. What will make or break your year: push yourself a bit more to meet deadlines, and you’ll see fruitful results, according to one almanac.

Rabbit (Born in 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927)

This year promises a year of positive changes, with things at the office generally stable. But you’re also advised to make savings that could be needed in the future, so refrain from overspending!

Dragon (Born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)

Well, this is interesting — one site quotes an ancient saying: The wise and moral person shines like a fire on a hilltop, making money like the bee which does not hurt the flower. Such a person makes their pile as an anthill, gradually. People grown wealthy thus can help their family and firmly bind their friends to themselves.

It’s supposed to sum up the only career advice you need in 2022: focus on doing what feels right, and fulfil any workplace commitments you make.

Snake (Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)

Well some years, you win, some years, you win less… and most almanacs seem to agree that a Water Tiger year doesn’t promise great shake ups or change, so just aim to maintain the status quo and keep up the good work nonetheless!

That said, there is some indication that you may have a mentor pop up who offers help and advice, so consider doing some networking through the year.

Horse (Born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

According to one horoscope site, you might find a new job that manages to combine both work and leisure this year.

However, just make sure you make sound financial decisions and save accordingly, and keep spending relatively sedate, as a backup if you decide to chase your dreams.

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Goat (Born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

Good news for you Goats: salary increments and promotions could be on the horizon! This might be due to your good interpersonal and networking skills, so keep at them.

You could also see your bosses approving more of your projects, says one local fengshui site, so show more initiative and things have a great chance of going to plan.

Monkey (Born in 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956)

According to Marites Allen (@maritesallen on Instagram), a celebrity feng shui and Chinese zodiac expert, this year might not be particularly lucky at the workplace, but it can be mitigated.

Speaking to Express, he said: “You must be able to transform and adapt in the presence of adversities. Be careful about shifting and trying new things.

“Stay in control, and you will breeze through this year unscathed. Putting in your best effort will greatly impress your colleagues and bosses and will give you the upper hand for a possible promotion this year.

In addition, he offered more sage wisdom, saying that if you want to try out a totally new career, this year might be a good one to do that.

Rooster (Born in 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945)

There’s a really interesting personality take on Roosters on one particular site that says that they don’t actually care about salary at the workplace, but yet are serious and earnest at work.

You might make smart choices this year, but if your follow-through isn’t good enough, the end result might be botched, so take note of that.

In terms of career, you should find work that gives you enough space and freedom to constantly challenge yourself.

Read More: Make 2022 Your Best Work Year Ever With This List of Career Resolutions!

Dog (Born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994)

Ooh, some good things coming your way career-wise this Water Tiger Year, says this astrology site.  Things could fall into place the way you want, and what’s crucial is upskilling. Focus on advancing the skills that you have by learning new ones from colleagues around you.

Just stay focused on skills upgrading and your career will naturally take an upswing when the opportunity presents itself to use those new skills this year!

Pig (Born in 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935)

Those born in the year of the Pig are usually self-disciplined, straight-forward, gentle, calm and thirsty for knowledge. However, some career advice if you’re looking at doing an industry switch career-wise would be to focus on education, transport, art, music, beauty and fashion, rather than financial roles or jobs at financial institutions.

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