Thursday, March 1, 2012

CHANGE is coming ...ugh!

Well today I was discussing with a colleague how some people are resilient to the big C.

And I am speaking about CHANGE.

I feel very identified with those people because, I am very afraid to it. I am more a going with the routine person. I do not like change. But you know what?, I've tried by any means to avoid it and it still happens.

In the workplace, specially in the technology field (I am sure this is something you know by now), you can't afford not to go with the change or stay long enough with a technology that is going to be obsolete in the next three seconds. This last part is an exaggeration, of course.

But what do you do to cope with the times? Here is what I have tried...

Well some people try to keep informed on the latest. Not to be tortured by the speed that everything is happening, but to watch and know what is going on.

Based on that information, you see what is being demanded at the workplace and try to differentiate a long term used skill from a fad.

Then you should measure your preparedness to make the leap. What are your strong skills matching what could be a new arena for you and what are the challenges.

About those challenges, review what you need to do to overcome them, say that you need to learn a new programming language, where you could take classes, how much they cost, can you learn it without a formal class, etc.

And last but not least: Make a plan and take it from the blue print to reality.

I am not saying is going to be a walk in the park, but it is worth it.

Trying this, not only gave me something more to create new opportunities in my resume but did miracles for my self esteem.

I hope this gives you something to think about...

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