Safeguard Your Career

paper-1356480_1280_1.pngNot too long ago, climbing the corporate ladder assured management professionals of a bigger office, a couple of extra zero’s to their pay cheque and a more secure future. However today, executives are being told not to get too comfortable in that corner office– because your job is just as at risk as everyone else’s. The higher up the ladder you go, the more unstable your position may become.

The world of business is reshuffling itself. Today most senior workers grow disengaged when companies don’t operate like they did 10 years ago.

The ultimate goal of change management is to engage employees and encourage their adoption of a new way of doing their jobs. Whether it is a process, system, job role or organizational structure change a project is only successful if individual employees adapt to the current job market. This is the essence of change management - mobilizing the individual change necessary for an initiative to be successful and to deliver value to the organization.

Safeguard your job with these four simple strategies which may save you from your worst enemy at work, which just so happens to be you.

Visibility. Reliability. Be Valuable. Planning!

Familiarity is your powerful collaborator in building relationships. It's always a good idea to talk to your boss periodically about your work, even if you have a formal evaluation process.
If you can't see your boss regularly due to travel or location, stay visible by phone and email. This is not the same as a meeting in person but much better than fading from memory.

You also want to be on the radar of people outside your organization. Update your profile on LinkedIn on a regular basis. Connect with people who have the potential to hire you or recommend you to people who can hire you. Do this even when you’re not in the market for a new job opportunity.

Being reliable, is an old-school way to bulletproof yourself. Dependability in the workplace leads to consistency. As a consistent member of the workforce, you begin to build your own niche as an essential element of the larger team. In short, your employer can count on your level of performance because you're reliable and they don’t have to worry about you bringing less than your best effort. People will know they can count on you and that you produce high quality work within the required time frames.

Be Valuable
Just do what is expected from you and more! The bigger the role you play in the important stuff that’s getting done at work, the more indispensable you become to your boss. When you're seen as an expert in your organization, you'll develop a reputation as someone who others can come to for help. This can lead to interesting work projects, as well as speaking and training opportunities, all of which increase your value.

No job is permanent and everyone should expect to be in perpetual passive job search. Being ready is the biggest favour you can do for yourself during good times or bad. Having an up-to-the minute CV gives you confidence that you're prepared for any possibility. And that confidence makes you seem more capable, more valuable, more of a keeper when layoffs are in the air.

You should also prepare for opportunities by improving your skills, strengthening your weaknesses and learning totally new things.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

We have Finance jobs in accounting, auditing, taxation, and corporate finance. A variety of IT jobs ranging from developers to architects, consultants in CRM and ERP, through to project managers, systems engineers BI and BA. Engineering jobs in industries like civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, engineering sales, production and trade. Supply Chain jobs as well as Freight jobs in procurement, production, logistics, freight as well as warehousing and distribution.

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