Where Is Your Job Security?

People are facing career issues—no doubt. Headlines highlight it, spotlight it, and try to explain it. All of this leads us to believe that jobs (recall what that stands-for) will be more transient in the future than they have been in the past.

As many people have found out, over the long haul you cannot look to your company for job security. Look what’s happening in the workplace: rapid technological change, worldwide economic competition, and revolutionary changes in work structures. Since people cost are usually the biggest percentage of the budget, downsizing, rightsizing, and layoffs are a way of business. Also, organizational structures are being flattened so that more work is done by smaller teams that have been empowered to carry out task that in the past required double the (wo) manpower.

So, what does all this mean to you?

Since jobs are insecure, you have to be flexible; and that’s why it’s so important for you to know how to find a career that fits you. The best way you can increase your odds of remaining employed is to know your talents, develop them, and look for a career-match.

Today is Good Friday—and, as I reflect on the importance of this day in my life and in history, I cannot help but think about the God-given talents and interest we all possess. Discovering your talents & interests are the keys to finding your calling and the career (not job) that fits you.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO MARKET YOUR TALENTS.

Many people have a hard time keeping their talents in focus when they start looking for a job—becoming myopically focused on one occupation will only help you find a job until the next layoff occurs. Become thoroughly grounded in your talents. This is the best defense against a career mismatch: round pegs fit round holes.

You were uniquely designed by God, and your talents are unique and for a purpose. Use them!

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