The days of retiring after 30 years with one company are over. The days of employer loyalty (and employee loyalty, for that matter) no longer exist. In the past, as long as you did your job and met expectations, you were paid.
Today's work world is full of uncertainty. Every day we hear about another organization going out of business, downsizing, rightsizing, and so forth. To prepare ourselves for these uncertain times, we must take charge of our own careers.
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