A job with lots of growth opportunities, mentoring,challenges and projects is what you must seek/create. Youmust develop loyalty to your Resume- building into yourresume one achievement after another.I really love what John Sculley, former Chief of AppleComputers, said in his autobiography, “ Apple computerscan’t promise you a job for life, not even for 5 or 10 years.Not even for a couple of years. What Apple can promise isthat whether you are aboard for 3 months, 6 months, 6years, or unlikely as it may be, 16 years, you will beconstantly learning, constantly challenged. At the end, youwill be demonstrably better positioned in the local or globalmarket than you would have been had you not spent thetime with us.”
“Your sense of job security lies in your employability
This statement was corroborated also by Robert Waterman, Judith Waterman and Betsy Collard in their Harvard BusinessReview article titled, Towards a Career Resilient Workforce, inwhich they stated the opinion of some Management thinkersthat, instead of the traditional focus on employment, thefocus should now be on
. In other words, weshould forget about clinging desperately to one job, onecompany, or one career path. What matters now is havingthe competitive skills required to find work when we need it,wherever we can find it.
The job search process has thus been transformedfrom a single event in life to an on-going careerprocess
. You must therefore learn to position yourself for“long term employability”. Long term employability meansno longer thinking of yourself as a mere job description/statistic, but as a living brand,
a living package of skills
that can be transferred from one project/job to thenext, it means keeping your job and interpersonalskills up to speed through self training and personaldevelopment. It means developing and managing