A position which direct appointed as an agency unit manager by company to lead a team without going through agent’s path. It’s an express career path for agency management in financial industry.
- Testimony - Chiew Chee Sian
B.Eng. (Hons) Civil Engineering, Registered Financial Consultant
I graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at the year of 2006 as an Civil Engineer. When I was searching for jobs and opportunities in the market, I found this carrier and applied for this position at AIA, a Direct Appointed Unit Manager-DAUM. I was contracted with AIA since June 2006 and was given a 1 year probation period with a quota to achieve. I had achieved the requirement in half a year and was promoted to Unit Manager in 1st Dec 2006. It was tough and challenging but real rewarding.
Working for 2 years with AIA and Achiever’s Group (AG), now I own an agency with 9 agents working under me. Being my own boss and having my own business was my dream and with AG, I had fulfilled it in less than 1 year time. I’ve learned and earn many things from this carrier; Financial Planning is an amazing carrier worldwide. Planning people’s financial and their family income protections are part of my job. Helping families to recover from financial problems, having a chance to help people to understand more on financial planning yet at the same time, earning good income from this carrier are fantastic.
I’m now earning at least 5 times of an fresh engineer’s income, on top of that, many more incentives like company incentive trips, bonuses and also company shares. After joining AG for 2 years, I’ve got the chance to travel around for free, for example, I had won trips to Vietnam (Ho chih minh and Hanoi), Japan (Tokyo and Hokkaido), Zurich Switzerland, and some local trips. The best thing is , besides having free luxurious trips, we also get pocket money for shopping. the feeling is really Great !!
AG had and continuing to develop my Interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, AG provides many trainings and great seminars on financial Planning. I also got the great exposure and chance to meet people, businessman, doctors, lawyers, high rank directors, and even Dato, Tan Sri. Being a young fresh graduate, I’ve got a lot of good things from AG and this carrier. No regrets gave up Engineering and joined in this fantastic carrier.
The journey of building and expanding my own business with AG has already started, again, I would say that the journey is challenging but it’s real rewarding in terms of income and self improvement. Opportunity was given and I had grab hold of it. I once heard a phrase saying that the most expensive thing in the world is actually a MISSED OPPORTUNITY. Another great phrase I learned was a phrase with ten words and two letters each – IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME. You decide what you want and who you want to be.
If it is to be, It is up to me