Working and finding work today is so different than just a few years ago. So Different.
Consider my dad who was born in 1934.
He had two jobs in his life:
- Ontario Provincial Police Officer (OPP)
- Dow Chemical Security Supervisor
Researched the Market? Didn’t need to. Openings galore.
Researched himself? Not necessary. Slipped into a harness.
Layoffs? Never heard of such things. Job security was the name of the game.
He applied to an opening – He was hired – He did a good job – He retired. With a full pension and all the benefits. We can’t remotely compare the world of work between the generations.
Today, it’s an essential requirement that we undertake a systematic, careful, methodical approach to understanding ourselves and work. After all, this is not our Parent’s Workplace!