“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.”
As the country struggles to recover from the recession, the job market is currently the best it has been in three years. Still, hiring is low, wages are flat, and new graduates and seasoned professionals are both adrift. Some industries have disappeared altogether and many jobs have gone offshore. How do you ensure your success in these perilous times?
No matter what level you’re at in your organization, the last thing you should do is to go unnoticed by burying your head in the sand. Those who think being “invisible” will somehow protect them from losing their jobs are highly mistaken. Now is the time that companies are looking for leaders to come forward and create massive change to turn things around. Do you have something to offer? You need to take action to make yourself stand out from the crowd so that when the next round of layoffs comes, your job will be safe.
Many believe we are heading toward a jobless recovery, but I disagree. This is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and show the world what you’ve got. If you can perfectly position yourself to take advantage of the current situation and create real organizational change, you will prove yourself worthy to your employer and gain job security.
Are you ready to get ahead but don’t know where to start? Learn the skills you need to get noticed, gain authority, and get ahead in your organization. In this recent blog post, Patricia Faulhaber reviews my new book, Getting Ahead, in which I reveal the exact 3-step model you need to get started.
Joel Garfinkle is an executive coaching career coach who has been developing effective leaders for years. Contact Joel to find out how executive coaching can lead the way to career and job advancement.