Whether we are facing or not economic stability, being cautious is always a good idea when it comes to your job. Here are ten career tips you should follow all the time.
1. Carefully evaluate the job
Carefully consider where you are and where you wish to be. If you’re always extra careful, you will not be taken by surprise and be out of work due to the fact that companies like the one you work for move their capital to countries where labor is cheap. And this can happen in any field, especially if the work can be computed, as accounting. It is a myth that only workers should worry due to the fact that they may lose job because the factory moves to another country.
2. Don’t become old-fashioned in the workplace
The only protection you have in the current job market is assured by skills they have. Do whatever it takes to get the necessary new skills and qualifications in these times. Go to classes, but take care of the costs that involve learning new skills. Keep in mind that any loan involve costs and do not count on the fact that you will find a well-paid job right after you graduate.
3. Socialize and you will have an important job
Never has it been more important to participate in various events organized at work and socializing with other groups and individuals, and we are even talking about parent meeting, school celebrations or other similar events. These people can help you when you’re in search of a job. But do not ask for help unless you have exhausted all other ways of finding a new job.
4. Create your work strategy
Fertilize your career by changing employer when an opportunity arises. Changing jobs involves less risk than the perception that you are a person desperate to find a job, but only if the results you have obtained from each stop can be quantified.
5. Consider starting your own business
Certainly not all people can turn to such a venture, but if you have entrepreneurial skills, leadership, your own business can bring more financial security than if you were hired. But make sure you have a well-established plan if you decide to go on this road. Many of those who have engaged in this way, realized that they cannot cope with the uncertainties inherent in starting a business or in a short time they ran out of money. And thus discover that it takes more to be successful as an entrepreneur than to do what you love and get paid for it.
6. Look at things in the long term
Look at your career as a whole. Accept jobs that match your personality and preferred lifestyle. For example, if you like water, accepting a job in a desert will not satisfy the sailor in you. Set a timetable for progress: from beginner, intermediate and advanced. If at 45 you are still in the beginner stage, you need to change something or you’ll never get where you wanted.
7. Fight for money
Develop your negotiation skills to gain a salary corresponding to your qualifications. Employers will not give you more if you settle for less. If you do not know which are the salaries that other companies are offering for your job, then you will not know how to ask and especially where to stop.
8. Be open to new things
A person who is not ready to adopt new ideas or changes that occur in a particular field will not make a career. Rigidity is a barrier to success. If you want to stay strong, be prepared to adjust. Since new ideas are born all the time, you can also take initiative. Even if what is new is wrong, you still have to learn from this experience.
9. Resist to stress
If you treat everything with calm, you will earn double: the first thing would be your mental state and the second … well you know that a calm attitude piss off even the biggest intriguing person. When you are accused rightly, seek to come with real justification, do not get defensive like a scared puppy and never omit to apologize. Obviously, you have to show your availability and especially the desire to fix the mistake.
10. Show you are strong
Never cry at work. Perhaps, at some point, you will feel frustrated by what is happening, but to cry is a mistake. You give the impression that you cannot handle stress. Then step outside or on a balcony to relax. And don’t think this advice only goes for women: men also cry.