Well, in a nut shell yes, but…!
There are obviously types of careers that can give more security and will be required for a very long time.
For instance, computer programming. This may be a very good choice for anyone starting out or looking to change careers.
However, there is a danger. If you work for an organisation that doesn’t regularly update it’s way of working, computer systems and software solutions to tackle real-world industry problems, you can become out of date very easily.
This could the same for any career choices from finance to lawyers to medical research to retail. If you stand still for too long you could be at a real disadvantage
So what’s the answer?
By proactively managing yourself and your Future Proofing Journey, you can constantly:
- Reflect on what skills you have and what your chosen industry requires
- Learn new skills and ways of working
- Gain experiences and network with great people
- Apply the above so people want to employ you and pay you money
- Never take anything for granted and enjoy what you do
If you don’t look after yourself who is going to do it for you?
It’s your professional responsibility to yourself to stay relevant and of value for the rest of your career.
If you would like any help, please do get in touch.
David’s Future Proofing Yourself Coaching Programmes
For more information on David’s Future Proofing Yourself coaching programmes, specifically on how to keep yourself up to date, relevant and of value to future employers, please click on: Career Coaching and Mentoring Services
If you don’t look after yourself who is going to do it for you? This is an investment in yourself that you cannot ignore. The coaching programmes are Tailored to Your Needs, therefore bespoke to your own requirements.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact me.
Look forward to hearing from you.