Everyone keeps saying that college students today are preparing for types of jobs that don’t even exist yet. We live in a time of rapid economic and technological change, and even those of us who have been in the workforce a bit longer are affected by the paradigm shift.
Adam Richardson puts it well in a recent Harvard Business Review article: “It’s not news to anyone who’s looked for a job recently that the days of a monolithic career spent at one company or in one well-defined field are over. Many of us have had to — willingly or out of necessity — rethink our career paths.”
Indeed, it seems like the only certainty in today’s world is the certainty of change. So how can you use this knowledge to your career development advantage?
- Reframe Your Experiences Sometimes changing gears can help you rethink your resume and your priorities in such a way that you create an even better job fit than before.
- Stay Flexible Being able to creatively roll with the punches and come out on top is an important skill in today’s economy.
- Stay Positive A better job fit is to maintain a positive attitude.