In the same way that careers have determined lengths of time on them so too do jobs.
The question is - how long will the job you are in last? What will you do when your current job disappears?
Change is the only constant. Jobs change, technology changes - do we change with it?
Do a stock take on your current job asking these questions -
- If I wasn't here would anyone notice?
- Could anyone do my job?
- What parts of my job are specialised?
- Which parts of my job are generic?
- What parts of my current job will help me to gain employment in the future?
Interesting huh. By knowing what the length of life our current roles have, this can help us to focus on what to do next.