I spoke at a Career Transitions program last night to a group of about 300 job seekers. I talked about the changes in the workplace and the challenges of Gen Y coming into the job market. I listed 7 points for positioning yourself well – whether a member of Gen Y or a Baby Boomer. And 5 ways to break the cycle of feeling like you’re losing.
Some of the people I talked to got nice severance packages and now are at the end of the time period that provided. Some are considering new ventures they could do on their own. Many are exploring ways to turn their art, writing or music into income generators – and rightfully so.
In the conversations that continued long after my presentation I was struck once again by the number of job seekers who just want something “stable.” People actually still say they want a job with guaranteed great pay, benefits and no stress. What? Where would you expect that to exist in today’s world? Talk about finding a needle in a haystack – that’s more like looking for a grain of sugar having been dropped into a glass of hot water. It’s dissolved and will never be seen as it’s own entity again.
The workplace is changing – and that means new and exciting opportunities are arriving daily. Have you spotted yours?