by Randall CraigFiled in: Blog, Career Planning, Make It Happen Tipsheet, Personal Development, Professional DevelopmentTagged as: Change, Effectiveness
What would happen if you planned for your own obsolescence? What if you changed your job so that you were no longer required in that role?
As an optimist, the possibilities are exciting:
With all of these positive possibilities, why would you not consider this approach?
For one thing, sometimes change is tough. You’re comfortable and successful doing what you do. Making a change means exposing yourself to risk. And if you do get that generous severance, you will need to go through the uncertainty of a job search. Nevertheless, if you are keen on getting yourself to the next level, this is one way to do so. And it doesn’t need to happen overnight: you can work yourself out of a job in three months – or thirty.
Every situation is different, but it really isn’t that hard to work yourself out of a job:
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