“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.”
Even in the best of times, much uncertainty fills the job market. Certain functions could be automated, and other jobs could be sent 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.
Show what makes you stand out.
Companies are always looking for leaders to come forward and take initiative. Do you have something special to offer? You need to take action so that when the next round of layoffs comes, your job will be safe.
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.
Can you be the person who always figures out the conundrum that stumps everyone else? There’s a good chance your company leaders will never want to let you go, if so. Show why you’re exactly the problem-solver they need for the long-haul.
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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.