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Action plan

Action plan

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:

  • What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow?
  • How much of a shock would it be?
  • What would you plan to do?
  •  Have you developed any contingency plans?
  • What would be your financial exposure? How long could you go before beginning to experience some discomfort?
  • Do you have an up-to-date CV?
  • What work or career avenues would be open to you?

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.

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