You Don’t Really Want Job Security, Trust Us

Posted October 30, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves

In the realm of job searching and interviewing, we often hear professionals who are looking for a new job say they are concerned with “job security.” In this economy, it seems, we’re worried more and more about losing our jobs, keeping our jobs, and ultimately ensuring we have the opportunity to decide when and if we leave our jobs, without the push of a boss or layoff. But is “job security” really about “job security”? No.

Brazen Careerist tells it like it is and says the truth is that we’re not really looking for job security after all. What you’re really worried about is financial security, and that changes the stakes big time. If you’re concerned about keeping your job, that’s one thing. But if what you really need to do is ensure you have the security to pay your bills, you have the opportunity to get a little more creative in your job search, right?

We love the way Brazen Careerist is looking at this. Instead of looking for a job, look for places you can add value. Consider this:

Become Valuable

You get your greatest reward and satisfaction from the intersection between what you enjoy doing most and what paying customers want.

What is that intersection for you? Once you know, become better and better at that. The more valuable you become, the more income security you’ll have.

How? Between something as simple as subscribing to some good blogs and getting a formal degree lies a plethora of options. Because of the Internet and social media, there are so many ways to teach yourself anything you want to learn.

The more you focus in on your niche, the better (and better known) you will become. And that is where income security ultimately comes from.

What do you think? Can you change the way you think about job security? Read more of Brazen’s advice by clicking here. It’s worth it.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."