Visit SiteThese new structures are also giving rise to new working patterns. One of the more visible examples of this is the increasing numbers of people who are now working from home and perhaps only going to the office once a week. Or the increase in flexible working hours.
Many of these changes are undoubtedly for the better. But the rise in job insecurity is the price that has to be paid for that. Recent research shows that today, on average, a person can expect to change jobs every three to five years, which means that by the time you retire, you could well have had ten, fifteen or more different jobs.
I recently meet a young, highly qualified, college graduate who said she had applied for over 40 jobs without success. She added that not one company had the decency to even acknowledge her application.
She believed that her lack of success was due to the state of the economy and that it was not only disgraceful but typical of today’s uncaring companies that not one had even had the common courtesy to acknowledge her application.
Later, she found out that an acquaintance of hers, who had not gone to college, had been successful in getting one of the jobs. She couldn’t understand how or why that had happened. She is still unemployed . . .
Most of today’s job seekers are simply not aware of the highly significant changes that are taking place and continue to go about applying for jobs in the same old tired way, just as this college graduate did.
Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity was . . . doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting a different result.
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Originally posted 2013-01-29 15:22:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter