AntiFool with Norman Chella

JayDee Lok: From Radio DJ to a Future-proof career in Tech

December 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 31
AntiFool with Norman Chella
JayDee Lok: From Radio DJ to a Future-proof career in Tech
Show Notes

JayDee Lok is the ex-DJ with multiple talents, future-proofing herself by attracting luck. She is the AntiFool.

How hard is it to make a career transition?

It is very difficult. You need to have applicable skills to be able to present yourself, articulate the different talents and work experiences that you've had in many different industries. In this case, we will be looking at an overview of the media industry here in Malaysia, diving into Adtech, as is the journey of JayDee Lok. 

Jay Dee Lok started her career in media as a radio DJ and has worked as a TV host, MC voiceover talent writer, producer, and artist booking manager. And now she is working in the ad tech industry and Singapore. She has a wide variety of industries and fields, but these all have common patterns and skills that she has learned throughout her time.

Starting from quitting law school to become a DJ on a Malaysian radio program, we talked about:

  • How she broke into the media industry from university 
  • The different intricacies of radio, the field itself, how the presenters communicate with each other, and the closeness of the communities and the audio industry here in Malaysia
  • Transitioning from position to position until landing a career in tech, out from a traditional industry into a forward-thinking one overseas in Singapore.
  • Going through all the different barriers the obstacles, the struggles, the bosses from hell, and pulling the wisdom from these times

I hope that you can learn a lot from someone who has carved their own path to their own career, making all kinds of content in many different forms.