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There are no certainties in employment, nor should you expect them from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 15th, 2017

There are no certainties in employment, nor should you expect them from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

News arrived recently that a friend had been laid off, downsized, right-sized, fired from the company where he had worked for 22 years. Another friend was laid off after 18 years with the same company. These weren’t static drones doing the same job in the same cubicle year after year. They both held many roles in their companies. They both climbed the career ladder. They both had excellent reviews. They both were gone when business climates, business needs and the world changed.

How many times do we need to hear this story before we begin to understand that there are no certainties in employment or in our career. There are many things outside our control. Businesses go bankrupt. Markets disappear. The entire economy is disrupted. No matter how well we do our work, if the business crashes beneath us, we will fall, too. This is why it is so important to control whatever we can in our own life and careers. It also means divorcing our careers and our self-worth from our companies.

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