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Author: Lavie Margolin, Career Coach

Having met with thousands of job seekers since 2003, a certain percentage will express that they would only like a stable job; it seemingly does not matter what it is. Frustrated with the instability of prior experiences, these job seekers have put their career dreams aside and are solely interested in pursuing opportunities that will allow for the longest tenure.

Our current job market seems to dictate that a ‘stable job’ is a thing of the past. What do we normally think of when considering stable work? Traditionally, we would think of areas such as civil service, police, government administration, work in a hospital or medical facility or something in the field of education. Can these areas be considered stable any longer? School districts are increasing class sizes to cut back on the number of teachers necessary. Governments are instating salary increase moratoriums. One of New York City’s largest hospitals closed in the recent past.

Your career cannot, and should not, be based on finding stability. To find true success, you have to find what you are good at, what you are passionate about, stay current in your field and work just as hard (if not harder) than everyone else to remain successful. Try not to fear change. A career will take many turns: some for the worse, some for the better. Each will be a learning experience that you can leverage for success at a later time.


About the Author: Lavie Margolin is a New York-based Career Coach and the author of Lion Cub Job Search: Practical Job Search Assistance for Practical Job Seekers. To learn more, go to Lavie’s website, Lion Cub Job Search:www.Lioncubjobsearch.com