This is post 14 of the 16 post series.
They don’t exist. Accept that.
The world has changed. The economy has changed. Business has changed. Employment in this changing world of business has also change. Stop looking for something that is likely a thing of the past.
Focus instead on an opportunity that you can enjoy while you develop your skills for that next job opportunity. It will happen, either by your own design or because of changes that you can’t control, you will lose your next job too.
Yeah, you may get lucky and get a job that looks like and feels like a long term job. But the moment you get too comfortable, too complacent, and stop looking for the next job, the one you get next will go away.
Consider something way different. Maybe two part time jobs. Maybe contract work. Maybe start your own business(es). Consider getting hired into a job where you can excel, but work less than full time. Bottom line – consider just about anything other than status quo. Different is the new normal.
Don’t go back to the days of yore and expect something that likely doesn’t exist. Don’t get lazy, complacent, too comfortable. Be in search mode from now on. Be in development mode from now on. Be ready for that next change, otherwise this phase of your life will have been for naught. Learn from it and be better off next time.