Healthy careers are the dream of every young person entering the job market. Not so long ago, a career was seen as a stable and fairly accessible project. The changing model of work, increasingly global and less durable, has changed this and makes it necessary to work harder.
It is no secret that there is a big difference between those who entered the job market in the 1970s and those who do so now. Fifty years ago, maintaining a career in the same company was relatively common. Today this is very rare and infrequent.
The new way of understanding work means that you have to dedicate more effort to keep your professional career healthy. Here are some keys to achieving this.
Study and recycle
Never before in history have so many technological advances been achieved in such a short period of time.
Every advance in technology, in turn, translates into changes in all aspects of life, including, of course, the workplace. As a result, in just a few years, many aspects of a job or job sector can become obsolete and be replaced.
Think about how building work was done just 30 years ago and how it is done today. Those are very different ways that have required almost constant retraining of workers.
Studying and lifelong learning are the keys to a healthy professional career. They allow us to keep up to date with the evolution of jobs and their needs, and this makes us more qualified and competitive.
Don’t be afraid of change
Today’s job market must be understood as a changing environment in which one should not be afraid of challenges.
The change could be from one job to another, from one productive sector to another, or even from one city or country to another. Nowadays, in an increasingly globalized world, to be willing to change and adapt to the job market demands is very healthy for your professional career.
This is particularly relevant during the first fifteen to twenty years of a professional career.
Try to adapt to new professional trends.
This aspect is really important and is not always given the attention it deserves. We are not talking about changes related to technological advances, which we have seen before, we are talking about trends in work culture, which greatly modify some of the key concepts in a career.
These include issues such as the need to make more effort in the search for professional promotion, inclusive forms of relationships, new models of teamwork, aspects related to work-life balance…
All these elements are very important to integrate into the new work culture, and hence to make careers active, healthy, and integrated.