Having lived with job loss from all sides, it has become a mission field for me now – helping and providing encouragement for the unemployed and those in job transition. An organized job search shared in community with others of similar circumstances moves you much more quickly and successfully through job loss and transition than trying to go it alone.
With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?
….often the addiction simply grows in severity until YOU become a real workplace problem….Never, ever, ever hand your validation as a person or business professional to anyone.
In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?
I’ve noticed a chiasmic void occurring within those who have enjoyed successful, lucrative careers but find themselves in the unemployment line….”The problem is the more success you achieve the harder it is to change.”
Small wonder so many get frostbitten amidst the winter of their discontent.
When life’s circumstances surprise, overwhelm, consume and move to control, you can be sure fear is at the heart of the chaos….. We are born with just two fears….
I admit to being somewhat of a Reality TV follower. It gets a deserved bum rap at times. When they first appeared years ago, reality shows made for some pretty darned good entertainment (worm eating and multiple-wife families withstanding). Let’s rewind the film back to 2002 and the FOURTH season of CBS’s Survivor: Survivor Marquesa […]
Don’t clamor for an interview. Instead search for the INNER VIEW.
Bottom line: business can be brutal, both for employers and employees and human resource professionals experience it all.