What is an entrepreneur, anyway?
You’re gainfully employed. Things are good. But the mistake most employees make is thinking that things will stay that way.
But that’s often not the case. You may find yourself changing jobs sooner than you’d like, and then what?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median tenure for private sector wage and salary workers over the age of 20 is 4.1 years. That means that half of these workers have less than 4 years on the job and half have more. By extension, this means that over the course of your career you will likely work for at least 11 different organizations before you “retire.”
But as technological change continues to impact employment trends, tenure at jobs is likely to keep dropping. So maybe we should stop thinking about the idea of a “job” and focus instead on the concept of a “project.” A project that lasts, on average, 3 to 4 years.
And because jobs and the workforce are being disrupted, can we afford to be complacent and stop doing the hard work that it took to land that job in the fist place?
I think the answer to that question is NO! and that’s why I advise you to:
- Always be building your body of quality work.
- Always be telling your unique story.
- Always be on the lookout for your next project.
Don’t wait till you’re out of a job to take action.
Here are 5 things you can do to ensure you are always gainfully employed, and that when one project ends, you have many new projects to choose from.