employment process is littered with contradictions.
Parties on both sides of the employment fence (candidate &
employer) are challenged by more opportunities for breakdowns and disconnects
than a California rolling blackout.
Resume authors labor intensely to create reasons to be hired as
their readers use resumes as tools to decide who not to hire.
Perhaps the biggest irony is the cliché: “The best time to look
for a job is when you’ve got a job.”
enough to make you bipolar. Candidates
ask “How in the world wide web of work am I going to find time to look
for a job while I’m busy doing my job?
And why look when I’m already working?”
From the employer side of the fence the quandary is equally complex:
“Why should I spend time
looking for a VP of Widget’s when I’ve already got one?”
There’s a simple answer for both candidate and employer alike.
growth never stops. Whether
your garnishing new skills or advancing your position by attracting, hiring
and retaining talent, your career never stops.
When it does, so do you.
Personal fulfillment and job satisfaction decline, and so does
performance – for you, your peers and your business.
Income plateaus; comp sales go flat, bonus disappears, equity wanes
and on a good day, going down hill, with the wind at your back your salary
and/or bottom line is doing a good job if it’s just keeping up with inflation.
You’ll need a prescription to keep you off the Lithium and Prozac. Make it a regular part of your job to continue your career growth. Remember; your career is a succession of jobs and projects that you manage on a daily basis. Take the initiative to assign yourself the project of managing your career.