We conclude this chapter by examining how to manage your personal career. The reality of today’s workplace is that things are uncertain—workers must contend with layoffs, international competition, and rapid changes in technology. In the face of this dynamic reality, most people want to find meaning in their work and do something that somehow “fits” them and provides some satisfaction. In order to find satisfaction with what you do and to successfully navigate the ever-changing business environment, you need to be responsible for your own career. The tradition of remaining loyal to and retiring after working 30 years for the same employer is rapidly fading. The new reality is that workers will have to take responsibility for ...

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