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November 17, 2017

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Tips to Recession-Proofing Your Career

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 12.11.26 PMConcerns over job security and the economy continue, especially when leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo Inc., and Chevron, among others, have announced plans to cut as many as 14,000 jobs. Entrepreneur Caren Merrick has these tips to “recession-proof” your career.

 

  • Take initiative and ask your manager and superiors how you can make it easier for them, increasing your value and giving you the chance to work together
  • Volunteer for special projects; do work key to your organization’s future
  • Record your accomplishments, update your LinkedIn and make sure to quantify them
  • Act more like an owner than employee – no matter what your position
  • Work your network by adding value to them, improving all involved
  • And don’t forget to de-stress, which is critical to your creativity and happiness.

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