With the influx of private organizations & its stupendous growth, it’s not tough for the deserving candidates to avail a job out there. But then the challenge appears – that is, surviving successfully for long. The dynamics in the office environment does not remain the same. The external environment keeps changing & sometimes the changes are not good for the employees. Apart from that, there are other reasons too like being a victim of corporate politics, remaining an underperformer, inability to change with time & the like. Once the fear of getting terminated from job hits mind, it starts hampering personal & professional life both. Let’s see how this feeling of job insecurity can be tackled.
Tips to Reduce the Fear of Job Insecurity
1. Diversify Your Skill
There is no alternative
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. George HerbertGeorge Herbert
2. Build Strong Network
Nobody knows what possibility lies in the next moment. The world is scattered with talents, it’s just that sometimes we fail to connect to the proper person at the right time. So if an employee builds a strong network & knows very well who is best for what then the opportunity just goes higher for development. A job place offers ample chance for networking.
Learning networking basics is only a gateway to career growth and exploration.Tae Yoo
3. Be Proactive in Image Management
Adopting a really positive attitude can work wondersChristie Brinkley
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4. Assess Opportunities & T
Once someone is appointed & have started to work then there is nothing to worry, as I got the job, so I am secured. Unfortunately, this is not! To be in the safe side, incumbents must assess the opportunities in threats around them. Most of the time, there is no mentor for everyone who would appear in the hard time & guide to the right way. So it is imperative to stay alert to be safe enough to protect the job.
Every situation can be substantially improved; even the sky is not the limit.Eliyahu Goldratt
5. Be in the Good Book of the Departmental Head’s
Ultimately, it is the departmental head whose sign does the talking for retaining or terminating! So it is crucial to be of such importance to dept. that the chairperson or departmental head cannot make a negative recommendation.
The mostRob Reiner
important thingis that you be a good person and you live by the golden rule of others. dounto
The insecurity in job will be there in some day or other, sooner or later. The office environment will never remain the same & the changes might not be for good always. But survival will not be a problem if such steps can be practiced.
Author: Abu Md. Abdullah
Faculty of Business Administration
Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.