CMP 125 Section D
Every Job has a past! Every Career has a Future!
Times are constantly changing and new jobs are being created while old ones are being lost. There is no question that technology and outsourcing has replaced many jobs and will continue to do so in the future. The key in this new age is to renew and replenish energy throughout an individual’s workday. There is much talk about people losing jobs and complaining where the flip side would be about new advancements that open innovative opportunity. The three articles address various ways to survive in a depleting job market by adapting to jobs available in the future. In addition to these ideas there are ways a person’s attitude can boost moral through the adaptation of a supply and demand economy. It is time to look past a job as something one is good at, but focus on a career as something that will grow with an individual as titles change and responsibility increases.
First everyone has skills to offer and we must learn to recognize, hone, and leverage our own strengths for greater performance. Technology is advancing rapidly and in order to be appreciated a person needs to be able to survive in this highly digital era. Tom Peters predicts how technology will replace many face-to face interactions. Since technology has made it possible to work globally, many meetings and interactions will take place via the internet. One needs to be well versed in technological trends to adapt to the increasing business transactions done through technology. Judy D’Amico states that “Indeed, machines will substitute for increasingly more sophisticated forms of human labor” explaining that technology will take away low-skilled jobs and replacing workers with computers but she does say that there is opportunity in technology if you are on the correct end of the change “On the whole, the new jobs created will be safer, more stimulating, and better paid than the ones they replace”....