People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

The Secret to Job Security

After reading Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod, I subscribed to his gapingvoid daily cartoon emails. Saw this one recently about job security.

No Job Security

Stuff happens. Budgets get cut. Companies and organizations close down. Pink slips are given out.
The secret to job security: there is no job security.

At the end of the day, it’s about your skills, knowledge and experience. It’s also about people – who you know and who knows you. It’s about your network. 

And we’ve got some stories that demonstrate the power of the network —

  • A colleague told us she landed a job through a connection on LinkedIn, shortly after an informational interview with someone from the organization of interest.
  • Someone contacted me about a potential job opportunity through a conference program proposal that I had submitted.

What’s your story? 

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2 responses to “The Secret to Job Security

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