Who is safe? The economy is bad. Polish your resume and refine your skills

Courtesy of SOCIALisBETTER

Courtesy of SOCIALisBETTER

The economy is bad and revenues are shrinking.

If the numbers aren’t coming up in your favor, you could be at risk.

Do you currently have a job? Redouble your efforts and make sure your superiors know you’re working. Even that might not be enough. You might need to show success no matter how much time you have to put in.

Whether you’re employed or not, you should be working on new skills and improving the ones you already have. It’s very difficult to fire someone with a diverse skill set and/or a very deep skill set, and it’s easy to hire those people, especially during hard times… that is, if the company has the money to hire anyone.

No matter who you are, you should be saving some money, reworking your resume, and hoping for the best. Times are tough for your employers, and unfortunately, they could just get worse for you.

ADDENDUM
The twitterverse weighed in very quickly and suggested that you keep documentation or some form of proof of unjust reasons you believe you could be terminated, because if you are released for a reason you feel is illegal, you wouldn’t want your claim to simply be your word against theirs.

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  • As a journo, I keep my budget updated weekly beyond budget lines by making note of assignments, interviews and daily goals accomplished. It can be a pain in the butt, but it shows productivity and mitigates the dreaded byline count if I'm not producing a story a day.
  • Good things to keep in mind right now. Just about the time you think you're safe, and get complacent, you might just be the next person who has to go...
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