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Let’s begin with the moral of the story. Who puts your pants on each morning?
Here’s the question: How have you let the recession affect your attitude in the workplace?
As I dwell on it more and more, I suppose I don’t actually disagree with Cindy Goodman’s remarks in her nwjobs.com blog: New Gen Y reality: Recession forces younger workers to update their work attitudes.
It is more of a concern that maybe she is correct.
In the current landscape of the economy and job market, any job is a good job. And Generation Y professionals entering the work place need to put more focus on development. But that is true recession or no recession.
Getting back to the question at hand, Goodman’s post gives me the impression that young professionals are currently accepting what they have at hand instead of demanding that next big step. While the recession may mean we all need to work a little bit harder, it is critical to not let today’s struggles prohibit you a prosperous future.
Get a grip my friend! Grab those reins and make sure you are always in the best shape to prosper no matter the environment.
You only live once! Make the most of it! Don’t let life pass you by! Any other overused phrases we should add here?
Wake up each day with the attitude that you may have a new job the next day. Still give today’s job 100 percent. I don’t know many young professionals that land their dream job right out of college. But you need to be working toward it:
1) Get out and network. Build those connections that will put you in the best shape to succeed when more opportunities become available.
2) Find your expertise. What is it that you know you can do better than your peers? Practice and strengthen that skill to the point employers can’t afford not to hire you.
3) We’re all entrepreneurs. Can you think of multiple entities that need that skill you’re best at? You might be on the path of creating something of your own.
Keep your eyes forward. You don’t have to be a product of the economic climate. Wake up tomorrow and put on the pair of pants that fit you best!