There is no such thing as job security.

Does this sound at all familiar?  When Bob (not his real name but an actual client) and I first met, in his words he was, “underpaid, unfulfilled, didn’t really know what he wanted or how to sell himself.”  These are not unusual comments to me.  In fact, it’s the kind of thing I hear from people almost everyday.  After Bob and I worked together using my BRIDGE job search process he reported having, “a better knowledge of strengths and weaknesses and the confidence to sell myself in any situation.”

Bob landed a position with an 80% (that’s right, eight – oh) increase in salary as a result of putting the BRIDGE process to work.

There was a time when you could get a degree, land a job with a company that would “take care of you,” stay there for 25 years and retire with a nice pension.  That scenario only exists in the pages of employment history books now.

These are the facts now:

  • At any given time 50% of the workforce is actively seeking a job or career change.
  • On average, people change jobs 11 times before age 46
  • At last count (November 2016) there were 5.5 million job openings in the US.
  • 1.6 Million lay-offs in November according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What does all that mean? 

  • It means that either you or the guy or gal standing next to you is actively looking for a job right now.
  • The life expectancy of most positions is about 1.5 years – either by your choice or someone else’s.
  • It also means that while there are plenty of jobs to be had, those in charge of hiring are being a whole lot more selective about who they choose to hire and hold onto.
  • There is no such thing as job security. You create your own!

The first step to getting what you want lies in knowing what you want.  Becoming laser-clear about what you want from your current position or the next one is the first step in my BRIDGE job search strategy process.

If you can relate to Bob’s situation when we met; if you want more but aren’t sure how to make it happen; if you are less than crystal clear about where you want your career to be three years from now, then you’ll want to join me for Job Search BRIDGE Method Coaching Group to learn how you can transform your work and life like Bob did.

As a certified professional coach, radio show host and workshop leader, Dawn helps sales, marketing, advertising and creative entrepreneurs to accelerate their career so they’ll love their life!

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