L. Denise Jackson

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What is the one thing people need to get and stay employed in 2013?

What is the one thing that people need to have retamin employed in 2013? I don't want to give examples so that people lean to one thing versus another.

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    Gail .

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    Sep 24 2012: Social network
  • Sep 24 2012: I believe that the most important thing is: commitment to your profession, whatever it is and regardless of how humble. Try to be as good as you can be at it. Take pride in it.

    I think it's exactly the same qualities that you would want when you hire someone to fix your car, or provide some other service for you. You would want then to take pride in their work, provide good value for the money you are spending, and you would want them to work in good faith. I believe good companies simply want the same.

    Also check out : Richard St. John's 8 Secrets of Success
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html
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    Sep 24 2012: There is no one answer to this question. Factors involve 1) who wins the election; 2) If one side wins prepare for a job in a larger government; 3) If the other side wins prepare for a job in industry; 4) That was yesterday what have you done for me today ... don't rest on your past successes; 5) Become a tax expert ... The new federal requirement to have insurance (a tax requirement) will occur soon ... get in on the ground floor as a tax person for the federal government. These are just somne ideas ....

    But they all depend on what happens in November so evaluate both paths.
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    Sep 24 2012: A Job

    You have to be able to find out what is wanted and provide it, this is not necessarily what the employer says he wants.
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      Sep 24 2012: when you have something that your boss is interested in .i think you will get employed .what you should do
      is just stay fresh and have something new
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        Sep 24 2012: A key part of my post is FIND OUT, do not assume your know as this is a sure fire loser.