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Knobull's President Promotes Methods To Take Advantage Of Turbulent Times
But honestly, how many of us are? So, we naturally become comfortable, confident, and complacent. This is generally not when practical learning takes place, learning that's core to our survival and advancement."
In retrospect, everything I ever learned about the career market, I learned when the economy was chaotic. Such as…
1. A new world. None of us knows what the job market will be like a year from now, let alone beyond. Anyone pretending to know is either making it up or foolhardy.
2. Ready for anything. Anyone who's planning to have a satisfying career for more than five years needs to be upgrading and updating credentials with degrees, courses, workshops, or other professional development. The Knobull team continues to build a platform that supports such growth.
3. Get really good at something. Now that we agree that readiness supplants expertise, develop an expertise in something anyway. We're not talking about being good at something; we're talking about being great at it. Irreplaceably is great, actually. Charles Darwin was very dramatic writing, "Adapt or die!"
4. Networking. The Global career market will never again accommodate the passive career seeker. But understand this: the opposite of passive, in this case, is not active. It's proactive. But let's be clear about one thing: if you get into networking mode only when you're job hunting, you may as well not bother. Remember: A.B.C. – Always Be Connecting. A Networking Guide can be requested at the Knobull Contact page.
5. Your career will last how long, exactly? Whatever you thought would be the end of your career, think again. In my father's generation, almost everyone retired at 65. Now, almost no one will. With more careers becoming white collar (less physically taxing work), that will make it more feasible, provided (of course) we all don't forget point #1 above. Plan accordingly but don't go into denial about this.
Bentley concluded, "When I was a kid, we would go picking blueberries in the Minnesota woods. We'd go out there with an empty cans and come back with a couple pounds of blueberries. You know what I learned from that? The best berries were always deepest in the woods and the most remote. It was a lot of work and uncomfortable, but the rewards were there. Turbulent times and blueberries, it turns out, are good teachers."
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