Ask a group of 3-year-old preschoolers where carrots come from and don’t surprised if you hear “from rabbits.” Adults answer a lot of “where” questions wrong also. In last weeks post, I discussed “Where does job security not come from?” This week’s “where” question is: Where does job security come from?
Job security does not mean working at the same company—doing the same thing—for your entire career. Those days are long gone. Because of globalization, technology, demographics, and so on, many of today’s jobs will not even exist ten or twenty years from now (or even five years from now). So what can you do or what can you tell young people to do that will help them stay successfully employed throughout their working life?
Are these things a guarantee? No. But there aren’t many unemployed people who use these seven things as a career guide.
Job security and job advancement are not the same thing. So next week’s “where” question is: Where does job advancement come from?
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