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Keeping your job is not enough!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

You might think that in this economy, hoping to keep your job is all you have to worry about. Well, think again. Because you should really be focused on how to bring more value to your life and to your employer. Otherwise, soon, the only way to make sure you will keep your job is by tying yourself to your desk!

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re a valuable asset to your company:

  • Share ideas to improve the bottom line with key decision makers
  • Offer to help people in other departments
  • Think of new tasks you can do to improve your performance or the revenue you generate for the company
  • Continue your education (many companies are still reimbursing their employees for this, so take advantage)
  • Keep your bosses and supervisors abreast of your progress, value and contributions with frequent communications. Don’t wait until your semi annual or annual review to do this.

    Remember that as the market gets increasingly competitive it is to your best interest to actively manage your career. Remaining in a status-quo, stagnant situation will only delay an inevitable layoff.