Managing Fear, Being Proactive in your Career


Be Proactive In Your Career Even When You Have A Job

stan fearNowadays, all most everybody worries about what will happen in the future in regards to their job. The best way to protect yourself is to be active in your professional career. Here is a list of suggestions on how to be informed of the present issues regarding your career in today’s job market.

The first step is to get into the habit of always updating your skills just in case something would happen. Learning how to use a computer or learning how to use the latest software are ways to keep abreast in today’s market. Continuous education in your field of work will also help you. If for some reason you do lose your job, having the proper skills will reduce the time you are out of a job.

Learn to network with other professionals in your field even if you have a job. It is important to have a list of contacts in your industry so you can keep up with the latest issues regarding your career.

Take it day by day. Do not worry about what may happen next week or next month. Things change all the time and it is all most impossible to predict what may or may not happen. Do the best you can today and hope for the best.

Have a backup plan in case you suddenly lose your job. Planning ahead will save you a lot of worrying if for someone reason you are let go.

Communicate with your managers so you know what direction your company is headed. Usually there is talk among the higher ups when there will be job cuts. Talk with the right people so you know what might happen down the road.

Remember that people lose their jobs all the time and they are able to find other jobs. Just don’t let your fears and worries get the better of you.

It is important that you stay active even if you have a job. There is no such thing as a guaranteed job nowadays. Stay proactive regarding your professional career and you will be better off in the long run when things do change.


Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: MANAGING FEAR.COM


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