Li Wen Tan can be considered one of the shooting stars in the PRecious team. Having joined as an intern in July 2019, she joined as a full time employee six months later and became a Senior Account Executive in the Inc team this October. We have been curious about Li Wen’s success story and asked her a few questions.
Li Wen, tell us what attracted you to PR in general and how you discovered PRecious?
I took PR and advertising modules back in university and found them enjoyable. While I also liked other modules, such as political communications, non-verbal communications, I did not see myself in a related career. PR did finally win as I loved the writing component.
I came across PRecious in my final semester when I attended a career fair at my uni. It’s a fairly unexciting story: I dropped my resume, followed up with an email, took a writing test, landed an interview, and now I’m here.
What’s your secret? How is it possible to rise so fast and become SAE?
There is no secret (laughs). I give my best in whatever I do. I always try to think a step ahead and put myself in the shoes of the client or the journalist. I’m also lucky to have great mentors who contributed to what I am today. Without their constant support and push, I wouldn’t be here now. They boosted my confidence when necessary, and guided me in the correct direction.
What are you doing when your mind is not spinning around PRecious’ clients? How do you relax?
I spin (pun intended) to break a sweat, but spend most of the time at home, either with my family or watching Korean and Taiwanese dramas. I love romance and romantic comedies, with some of my favourites being Hospital Playlist, Mr Queen, and Someday or One Day. The list goes on and on, I get to see a large number of dramas every year. When not at home, the chances are that I hang out with friends in cafes or Korean restaurants.
Do you have a word of advice for the new generations of interns?
There are no stupid questions if you are an intern. I always say that when I talk to my juniors. Colleagues here are always happy to help if you need or want to know something.