"There is no
security on this earth; there is only opportunity." _____Douglas
Fellow employees are falling like flies in the midst of a corporate
downsizing. You love your job and want to make sure you'll keep it. Can you
take out an insurance policy for job security?
- Choose a job in
an occupation where rapid growth is projected in the coming years.
- Go to work for a smaller company. Financial adversity is less likely 10
trigger layoffs in a mom-and-pop shop than in a corporate behemoth.
- Become the best at what you do, and indispensable.
- Be seen as a team player who seeks to promote the company more than
yourself. Be willing to move laterally as well as vertically to benefit the
- Work for the unit in your company that contributes the most to the bottom
line or is most vital to the company's mission.
- Make your unit more successful and therefore more vital to the company.
- Find out what's hot in your field and become an expert at it.
- Stay on top of new developments.
- Find out what's important to the CEO and become the most reliable supplier
of it, Recommend cost-saving or income-producing measures.
- Work for a powerful and respected boss who is not likely to receive the
largest staffing hits.
- Make your boss look. good—continually.
- Make no enemies. A scorned coworker might be in a position someday to
engineer your demise.
- Be a good friend. A close colleague might be in the position to give
higher-ups an opinion of your value to the firm.
Courtesy: Jinni Baba