We are used to things changing around us all the time, so are
always ready for the hammer to drop. We saw the iPhone
revolutionizing the way we share, communicate, as well as our
customs in 2007. We saw the world go down after the 2008
financial crisis and our parents lose their jobs even after being
loyal to a company for 20 years. We saw the Ukraine crisis
break out and shatter status quos in 2013. We are prepared
that we have to stand our ground whatever comes. Out of
the blue. We are used to the fact that nothing is taken for
granted anymore. There is no secure full-time job anymore.
The speed of business is always changing, the economy is
too unpredictable and technology is evolving rapidly. There
are simply too many factors we can’t control. We have long
bid goodbye to career safety and settled in for uncertainty.
Our single chance to stand our ground is if we, personally
have an appealing set of skills and competences as well as a
broad network from all fields. No wonder that instead of a job
safety, 20-somethings are aiming for career safety. Our basic
mode is adaptation. We are chameleons always changing,
blending and learning new skills to stay alive – we just follow
the constant changes of our environment. It is pure evolution.
We are evaluating our employers based on how well they
are helping us grow, to improve our skills, become better and
better at our jobs. Whether they are encouraging us, how
great they are as mentors and coaches, whether they allow
us to exploit our strengths and what kind of possibilities they
offer us to develop professionally.