Fei (Eli) Sun
Director, Business Development Freedom 55 Financial
Quadrus Investment Service
Nothing happens by chance
Back in China, Eli Sun was seen as a very well educated man with a Bachelor in International Business and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Strong qualifications matched a successful career with an International Public Trading Company.
Coming to Canada together with his wife and son, was a dream come true and an unforgettable journey.
Eli Sun was very successful in China, now he needed to do the same in Canada, if not for him, for his family. It seems that all the successful people have two things in common: perseverance and the willingness to succeed.
Eli Sun was no different, once arrived in Canada, he enrolled into several high level training courses. He knew he had to learn the Canadian way or the so called ” Canadian experience”.
His first job in Canada: Assistant Manager at Starbucks. You would think that someone with all these amazing qualifications would find it easier to get a job but it doesn’t go this way ..as an immigrant, you need to prove yourself first, you need to show that you are reliable and serious about your career.
One day, after having a conversation with one of his classmates, Eli Sun decided to research on the Internet various companies in the financial industry. Although Eli Sun has learned a lot in his position at Starbucks, he knew that it was time for a career change.
Eli Sun knew what he was looking for: a well-established company with a proven track record of success in the financial industry. “If people don’t know me, they will know the company, “ said Eli Sun. He wanted to work with a company that embraces diversity, and offers unlimited carrier opportunities and advancements. Eli Sun wanted to leverage his strengths in developing a business, creating marketing strategies, teaching and helping Canadians to achieve their financial goals.
From a conversation with one of the students, to taking action and contacting financial firms, Eli Sun landed a job as Financial Security Advisor at Freedom 55 Financial. After ongoing education, trainings and support, as well as exceeding all targets, Eli Sun proved he was now ready to become the Director of Business Development at Freedom 55 Financial.
The moral of the story is that nothing happens by chance. You need to make it happen. Prepare yourself for success, as when the opportunity knocks you must be ready.