Here is my latest column over at PRNewser. This is a two-part series about how to prepare yourself and deal with a layoff. The second part will be up next week.
The Wall Street Journal reported on February 26th that over 5 million jobless claims have been made so far, a 26-year high. Many companies have already made significant cutbacks and the news is not very hopeful for the short-term. Anyone can fall victim to the corporate axe.
Of course, now is the time you should be proactive in positioning yourself to retain your position and show your value to the organization. But there are no promises in a questionable time.
While I would never advocate living your every day in fear of a layoff, it is important to be prepared should a downsizing affect you. Here are thirteen steps you should take to prepare yourself for before and after a layoff.
You can find the rest of the article and the 5 tips on PRNewser.
PRNewser - 13 Steps to Prepare Yourself for a Layoff