I’m all too familiar with this subject and been in the game ever since I can remember back in the late 90’s. From contracting to full time including the perks of the wonderful of corporate benefits. The Information Technology industry is all about movers and shakers always evolving in a rapid pace. Keep in mind, and lesson learn maintain your prestige certifications whether be online or your traditional brick and mortar school. The key is being persistent up your game and never give up due to the world of competition that is very brutal.
While working at your existing job, break out that ancient resume of yours and start updating more often jot down your new skills as you move along the way. Now days, you never know what the future holds for you, the job that you love could be out the door in a blink of an eye. I was distraught and immensely shocked, back in 2004 when I had a good gig with a prestige financial company as their computer consultant and they can decide if they want me on board after 60 days probation. Needless to say, I made the probation with flying colors.
2 Years later after putting my valuable time and practicing my craft to be superior each year. There we’re major changes within the department staff, shuffling talented tech warriors, and politics plays the roll in which include high ranking managers decided to consolidate the bloated IT staff. Your supposed, protector and be by your side managers behind closed doors can snap of a finger spin everyone into a world of chaos. The weather was weak, and I was a bit nervous that day the forthcoming vicious attack without hesitation is enable any moment.
My so called mentor manager asked me to come along to the corner office while my palms are sweating, numbness sensation, and heart thumbing going through different scenarios on what could have been. Sat me down waving an over size envelope spoke without hesitation in slow motion. “Erwin” you are being release of your duty as of today due to financial distress within the company by starting to release staff members and you are one of the few less fortunate. My passion and interest just went down to drain while he continues blabbing words out of his mouth just went through one ear out the other.
Feeling in dis-believe and not knowing what to do next which can bring down anyone’s lively hood for future plans and goals. You can moan feeling sorry for self and have people started donating you money for pity. Not going to happen anytime soon or ever! You control your own destiny; the way I see life crisis events, it’s all about strapping your boots and moving straightforward head on full force! For some people, it could be a God send for better opportunity that can change your life for the good. In my case, it took me literally 6 months for luck to come my way with fortitude, family support, and aggressively persistence dishing out my resume and making cold calls pays off remarkably.
Finally the world started to feeling good again being outdoors looking out the beautiful sky with a big smile across my face. To be authentic with you, the company I landed the new job is more than I expected with open arms feeling wanted and acknowledge my skills when it deserve. The key is always prepared when mayhem comes your way. 2nd most important key is, your previous jobs – always networkwith one of your enduring colleagues – e.g. pass out your phone number or email address. A good source of connecting professionals is a known website called http://linkedin.com start creating new account and you would be surprise!
I had once instances when I knew a colleague working together on a project and when he left.I received a call and he offered me a job with better opportunity working with him again. Folks, this happens a lot more than you think. 3rd key point, be persistence pays off in the long run and never give up pushing yourself to the limit as a metaphor – die trying! The world is your oyster, show them what you got! be spectacular and grab that opportunity for the reason that no one will do it for you. Have faith within yourself and the best of luck endures upon you.