The world economy is today undergoing a series of ups and lows. The scenario is very unpredictable. It might a boom one day and a recession the very next. This said, your own job security and career advancement is directly in proportion to this rise and fall in the economy. In times of recession, pay cuts and worse lay-offs get very common.
If you are equipped with the right kind of gadgetry, you can not only insulate yourself from these swings, but actually see your advancement in the career. Here let us discuss some tips that might help you fight the odds:
Focus on goals
If you find yourself in a difficult phase of career, or feel yourself in a state of tedium, focus on your career objectives. A career-oriented person, doing job with dedication will always find himself safe when the things get tough for the company.
A series of successful assignments will keep sure that when the company thinks on retrenchment of employees, you will not be the one to be axed. Make yourself a productive tool of your organization, someone it cannot dispense with.
The old idea of networking with people is good for your career. When it comes to growth, your personal skills and knowledge may not be enough. When it comes to getting into high echelons of the career, job application and interviews are not always the preferred mode. Your growth has much to do with your social skills.
Keeping everyone happy around you, particularly the boss will create an agreeable environment for your growth. Remember to stay in touch even with the employees of the former company. You never know where the gold lies hidden and when it is the right chance to dig in for it.
Have a killer approach
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, this old proverb frayed over the centuries due to overuse still stands the testimony of time. It is true to its every word, for only the hardiest of conditions test the hardiness of a person to deal with them. Most of us fail to rise to the occasion, when the situation demands.
The ones, who lance through, do raise high in career. Your company may face certain crisis or that the company needs certain volunteers for some difficult assignment. Do not wait for someone ask you, just plunge in. Make the best of adverse conditions to project the best in you. Your leadership qualities in times of crisis will definitely earn you admirers and earn you rich dividends in future.
Go slow but sure
Career is not a marathon race, where only stamina and speed is the key to winning. Look around and learn from your surroundings. Take advantage of the resources of the company and make yourself resourceful enough to benefit from them. Do not let the others feel that you are in a hurry.
You might complete the assignment well ahead of others, but without perfecting the necessary skills in accomplishing them. Take every assignment as a learning experience. Do not run just for the sake of running. In addition, taking others with you and helping the fallen will surely pay you in the end.
Root out pessimism
Pessimism is worse than failure. Failure is the result of a person not succeeding in his work after trying whereas pessimism is the very attitude of a person that would surely lead him to failures.
Pessimism not only breeds in negative attitude towards life but also saps into the skills and initiative of a person. With a negative attitude ingrained in ones personality, one can never think of succeeding in one’s life. ‘Don’t’ and ‘cannot’ are the two words that you should throw out of your vocabulary.
Playing safe is not a safe way to career security. You must show traits of dedication and perseverance while on work. This coupled with a proactive attitude and certain aggressiveness in your job can do wonders for you.