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3 Reasons To Be More Aggressive When Working In The Private Sector

Posted by | August 4, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Sera Kazungu

The private sector is very competitive when you compare it to the government jobs. This is why when you are working in the private sector, you have to work harder and smarter to avoid being fired.

It is argued that government jobs are better than those in the private sector in terms of pay, workload and working hours, and this could well be true.

Below is a list of reasons why you need to be very competitive when you are in the private sector.

Why The Private Sector Is More Competitive

1. There are high turnover rates
You are more likely to get fired in the private sector because the companies are always downsizing. As such, most employees strive to be invaluable and irreplaceable. This is the only way they know that they will survive in their jobs.

If you want to do well in the private sector, you have to ensure that you always stay afloat with the current affairs and that you prove yourself to your employers. This is one sector that does not support complacency.

2. There are higher chances of career growth
In the private sector, you stand a better chance of watching your career grow. This, however, will depend on your individual contribution and hard work. This is why you will find that colleagues in a private sector workplace tend to be more rivals than friends.

It is the dream of every professional out there to see their career progress from one level to the next. It however takes a lot of assertiveness and self drive to achieve.

3. There are a large number of emerging opportunities
The private sector keeps growing day by day. New companies are coming up as Kenyans now prefer to be entrepreneurs. Working smarter will ensure that you can get a job anywhere in this lucrative sector.

You need to learn how to make the most of all the experiences and skills that you acquire to ensure that you have an edge over all other job seekers and colleagues alike.

Learn to take every job opportunity like a step in the ladder of your career path. You have to take one step at a time in order to get to your destination .
Wishing you all the best as you strive to be the best at what you do.