The NEW New World of Work
My book is meant as a resource for new college grads and mid life Career Navigators. Career Navigators are anyone who has been working for a while and is seeking more meaningful or better paying work. An unintended Career Navigator might also be someone who is now unemployed after being laid off.
In the book we discuss the following:
What is the NEW New World of Work?
What does it mean today?
The dynamic forces changing the way we make a living and build companies are beginning to look like an Economic Tsumani. As seen in a recent Microsoft television commercial, enterprises must catch that wave or become residue washed up on a deserted beach somewhere.
Jobs are disappearing before our eyes, industries are dying. Evolution and Darwin's theories of survival of the fittest demonstrate it's cruelty daily. Communities, even entire states are having to reinvent themselves.
Who would have thought that even the State of California could find itself evaluating bankruptcy as an option?
The lack of job security is causing some people personal crisis, desperation and gives birth to a whole new way at looking at life.
It's time to take control of your career. You can navigate but it requires skillful sailing and a big network.
The potential for real loss of basic wage levels could cause starting salaries for new college grads to go down by about 20-30% in the next couple years. Laid off former managers and executives are now accepting jobs at half their former salary just to stay in the game. The factors driving these changes include the credit crunch of course but they are substantially affected by Globalism, communication, real time informationa and improvements in productivity and technology. Increased consumer demand for lower prices in a fast food "I want it now" society push companies to their brink. And, the enterprises better deliver or there is a competitor breathing down your neck to do it instead of your employer if you are not just in time.
Another chapter deals with the importance of lifelong learning… skills enhancement and retooling.
Your real wages will go down every few years if your skill sets do not go up!
With a 20% unemployment/underemployment rate here in the USA we are headed in the coming months for The Great Jobs Crash of 2009.
I don't want to leave you in fear for your paychecks....but I do want to get your attention. Read the comments below to learn more about the contents of my new book. Patty De http://www.dedominic.com