4 in 5 young adults in Singapore experience quarter-life crisis, says study

S'pore ranked 4th out of 16 territories polled on prevalence of anxiety felt by the youth

Ms Huien Lim (second from left), 24, chatting with colleagues. Ms Lim changed jobs three times in two years before landing her "ideal" job in public relations. A study has found that, like her, four in five young professionals in Singapore have felt
Ms Huien Lim (second from left), 24, chatting with colleagues. Ms Lim changed jobs three times in two years before landing her "ideal" job in public relations. A study has found that, like her, four in five young professionals in Singapore have felt anxiety over issues such as finding the right job fit.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Ms Huien Lim, 24, has held four jobs in the last two years. The liberal arts graduate spent seven months in a production house, the next four months in an accounting firm and another four months in a creative start-up.

Before landing her "ideal" job in public relations late last year, the millennial found herself so lost that she searched for the term "quarter-life crisis" on Google.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline '4 in 5 young adults experience quarter-life crisis, says study'. Subscribe