How To Never Fear Getting Laid Off
Do you know how to never fear getting laid off? Do you know how to make sure that you never have to worry about getting laid off?
It’s actually quite simple…
Twenty years ago, I left the corporate staffing and recruiting world, hopped to the other side, and became an advocate for you, the worker. And that’s because I saw an alarming number of people who didn’t understand that every job is temporary.
Change Your Mindset
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Those full-time jobs with benefits, they’re an illusion. It can change at any time. Ask all the people from the Great Recession of 2008, or better yet, the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their jobs in the last six months. And they’ll tell you it’s all an illusion.
So what do you do? Because you want to feel safe, right? You want to feel secure. How do you get that security?
Well, it comes down to changing your mindset.
You need to stop thinking like an employee. Instead, start thinking like a business-of-one. Your job as a business-of-one is to sell and market your services to employers. For a business to stay in business (for you to stay employed or employable), it has to stay relevant in the marketplace. When you are confident in your skills and relevance as a professional, you don’t fear getting laid off. You know that every job is temporary, and if you get laid off, you can and will find another job.
This is just one of the seven mindsets that you now need in order to take control of your career and win as a Workplace Renegade. And when you truly feel in control of your career, you will never fear getting laid off again.
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