Are You Quick Enough for the Workplace?
Evolution. Change. Variety. Nature has decreed that nothing ever stays the same. Apparently, however, nature has been putting in many hours of overtime on the career landscape. Nothing seems to be transforming with more blistering speed than the all-important workplace. If somebody had just awakened from a twenty year slumber, they would hardly recognize the contemporary world of work. In fact, even somebody who had been a-snooze for a mere five years would be hard pressed to get a grip on the rapidly-changing landscape.
Not surprisingly, the majority of changes have been driven by the digital revolution – which, many would agree, is still in its infancy. All of which signals a torrent of transformations still waiting to be unleashed on our world.
For students looking for the golden road to post-college success, keeping pace with the high-speed changes will require more than knowledge, skill, and effort. Capturing the brass ring also will depend on readiness for change. In other words, you job seekers will need some mighty quick reflexes.
The good news is, with a little effort and practice, your job-seeking reflexes can be fine-tuned for major action. A good place to begin your reflex-tuning is this USA News article. In a succinct and insightful style, the piece reveals six fundamental ‘change zones’ to which job-seekers must be ready to respond. Especially interesting is the spotlight put on striking a balance between making a living and personal fulfillment. Have a look and let me know what you think.
And, as always, if you want to learn more about this or any other career topic, the Career Connection team is ready to help. Count on us to answer your questions and provide additional information about post-college success and career options for college students. You can reach out to our team at –
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