All in Career

Job Security in Seemingly Unsafe Times

I recently had a lengthy discussion with a young graduate on the topic of job security. He was thinking about switching from a career in business to a career in public service, mainly for the sake of a slightly higher salary and the promise of job security.

Here are the thoughts on the topic, that I shared with the young man.

The Deal Making Approach to Job Hunting – Making an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Life-Sparring is all about the exchange of ideas and concepts to optimize life in all aspects.

Creative ideas come especially handy when life throws some lemons at you. Being out of work is a such a test, especially in Hong Kong where you do not enjoy unemployment benefits like in Europe and even more if you have a family to care for and a mortgage to pay. A good friend of mine, JB, just recently was in this exact situation. 

What impressed me immediately when talking job search with JB, was his positive energy and his unique approach to the existential challenge. An approach that not only proofed to be successful for JB but is also replicable by other job searchers for a wide range of positions. It was an absolute no-brainer to ask JB if he would be interested in sharing his job hunting strategy in a Life-Sparring round and luckily, he agreed.

Enter JB Deal, the master of what I call “the deal making approach to job hunting”!