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2011 Career Plan by Laurence Shatkin

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CHAPTER 6

Hang In There!

You’re reading this chapter because your 2011 career goal is to increase your security in your present job. Or maybe you’re looking ahead, wondering how you’ll hang onto a job that you don’t have yet.

You’re right to be concerned about job security. During the worst months of the Great Recession, hundreds of thousands of workers were losing their jobs each month. We’ve moved past those dark days, but you’re never going to see the kind of widespread job security that your grandparents came to expect during most of the previous century. Nowadays, very few employers feel any kind of loyalty toward their workers. When your work is no longer the best way to contribute to the company’s bottom line, you’re history. If your job ...

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