Getting in shape to deal with the uncertainty and job insecurity of today’s world – the first step – think it could happen! But embrace the concept as a positive rather than a negative. See it as something that does not unduly threaten you because you have a positive view of your talents and capabilities.
Take the first step and start thinking and discussing the employability issue. Ask yourself:
The key point is to begin to confront the issue – to see it not as some traumatic event but as perhaps a normal feature of working in today’s employment world. In many ways insecurity has always been there, it is just that in today’s world it strikes without impunity and on a more widespread and frequent basis. The challenge therefore is to plan for it happening and not become a weak victim. Adopt a positive and aggressive approach to the challenge rather than a passive reactive one. The positive side of a more aggressive stance is that it also brings new opportunities and opens new doors.