A quest for wisdom across the ages and around the world

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All such drives invariably cause employee retrenchments. Those who leave are unfortunate alright, but those who are retained feel immense pressures of work and they invariably struggle to find middle ground between hope and trepidation. What are the implications of all these developments on your future career management? Men and women, more often than not and particularly at first sight, view workplace situations on a personal plane as if they are being pushed around victimized. They visualize little options available to them under such circumstances and start harboring feelings of angst and alienation. But the fact is that there are options available to them, though they would be rather difficult ones to identify and select. This makes it necessary for all working people to regard their career as a journey rather than a single occurrence of their life. They have to strive hard to understand their own personality and preferences and the impact it has on their career.

Understanding personality and everything associated with it, like communication skills and ability to make sound decisions for their effect on the work that people do is a very important facet of today’s work culture. It is essential that one’s penchants, talents and inspiration boosters are identified. Such self knowledge creates a strong framework for job hunts, which if not done will cause you to land up in a job that is not your cup of tea. Considering the foregoing, you must catalogue the following:

Personalities and occurrences that have made a Significant workplace traits and job pursuits that are likely to contribute to job contentment People who are yet to graduate can also think and put on record special events and also subjects that you enjoy studying, together with the reasons for the same. Having done that, you can well deliberate on how they impact your current satisfaction levels or your career objectives, if you have set them. The next step is to weigh yourself compare yourself the under off mentioned issues related to known employee satisfaction standards and turnover factors and identify the ones applicable to you:

Respect for and acknowledgement of hard work put in. Feelings of mattering and attention paid to suggestions made.

Well enunciated job description, balanced distribution of responsibilities and training facilities offered by the company. Availability of adequate career advancement opportunities. Adherence to ethics and morals. Once the above is catalogued, you need to identify the top three job satisfaction criteria. They will undoubtedly be a manifestation of your personality, including the manner in which you communicate. It is always possible to take help from professional career advisors in this context to ensure that you are not off the mark in your assessments.

The next step that is required to be undertaken is to compare your capabilities, personality findings and job satisfaction criteria to those issues which future employers would be laying stress on. It should be remembered that organizations will hire people who are not rigid in their outlook and skill sets; and are capable of independent functioning. Employees with a vision and strategic outlook with a comprehension of how their contributions will make a difference will always be sought after. Amiable personnel, those who fit in well in teams and keen to improve their skills will

invariably be preferred. And the most important trait that employers will look for in their employees will be the capacity to deal with uncertainties. In other words, employees who are forward looking will always be better off to sum up, a proper self-evaluation is the most significant thing that can be undertaken to protect your career interests. And if you fail to do that, your career will always be in doldrums.