Take Control of Your Career
Job security used to mean counting on a company to support you until retirement. Well, the rules have changed—companies downsize, jobs are outsourced, and pensions are eliminated as fast as the fluctuating economy. There’s good news, however—the new job security is alive and well and centered in you, not in a company.
In this newly revised edition of The New Job Security , executive career-management consultant Pam Lassiter presents the five best strategies for achieving work security and success, from building a supportive network that returns your calls to creating new jobs rather than wasting time on advertised openings. Thoroughly updated with the latest tactics, technology, and trends, plus advice from nationwide business leaders and career experts, this is the career book for the new economy.
The New Job Security will help you to:
• Uncover interesting alternative jobs
• Generate multiple income streams
• Shape your job so that it reflects your values and goals
• Move successfully within your company
• Plan for career transitions so that they’re under your control
Filled with practical exercises, real-life examples, online resources, and a refreshingly no-nonsense approach, The New Job Security is a strategic plan to gain control of your career and never worry about job stability again.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Title of History eBook: The New Job Security, Revised|
|Release Date: 09-07-2010|
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|Publisher: Ten Speed Press|
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The New Job Security, Revised
Any changes in your work life lately? You might be laughing right now, saying, “Where do I begin?” Whether you’ve been let go from your company, chosen to leave, are looking for something new, want to grow within your current company, or just want to hold onto what you have, the dynamics of the job economy have changed dramatically in recent years. Career whiplash is now a preexisting condition for most of us.
Despite this new job economy, with its sharp transitions, intense competition, and high churn rate, too many of us are using old career management skills. Regardless of your age, it’s easy to have picked up old expectations, old habits, and old mind-sets. If people around us are looking for work, we assume that how they’re approaching it is correct, right? Bad habits are contagious. Ask yourself:
• Do I look primarily for approved job openings, typically through the Internet?
• Do I keep my head down at work, doing my job without tracking marketplace trends and developing skills I’ll need to be in demand in the future?
• Do I strategically stay in touch with those in my network and help them even when I don’t need anything in return?
• Do I negotiate win-win situations to get the money and working conditions I want?
If you answered “yes” to the first two and “no” to the second two, you have old job skills with the attendant career risk. In the new job economy, learning the 5 best strategies will put you out in front, making sure you’re in charge rather than unemployed or stagnating. Out in front is where...