In today’s job market, there is really no job security. The only way you can achieve job security is to keep your knowledge and skills current, to consistently improve your marketability and value. Employers will do their best to attract and retain entrepreneurial overachievers. Commit to a lifetime of learning starting immediately.
If you want to be successful in your job search, you must articulate your value. You must conduct research beyond the job description and understand the needs, challenges and expectations of your potential employer. It is only then that you can explain your value to an employer. Often reading trade publications or press and media will reveal this information. It is always wise to read what others are saying about your prospective employer.
If you are not working you may convince yourself that you can’t afford training or education. The Internet is an abundance of information and there are many courses offered free. Research which skills and knowledge would enhance your resume and make a commitment to acquire the training you need. Obtaining additional training also helps explain what you are currently doing, if you are not employed. A lifetime of learning will GUARANTEE your job security.
Rick Christensen: Director, Career Transition Practice
Rick’s passion is coaching individuals through career transitions, developing career management strategies and in identifying and sharpening competencies to open doors to new opportunities. His efforts have assisted thousands of individuals achieve their full potential.