“How to keep my job?” is the question practically all workers are asking themselves these days.
It’s no wonder. Just look all the layoffs announced this month alone: Tyson Foods says it’ll cut up to 400 jobs…Union Pacific will dump hundreds of management jobs…and Extreme Networks plans to give the ax to 20 percent of it’s employees.
How to keep a job
Chances of holding onto your job are enhanced when the company you work for values you. It’s not enough to do your job well. You must also be highly regarded. And you will be appreciated when you let your boss know how well you’re doing. She won’t know about your wonderful performance unless you tell her about it.
A technique for keeping your boss in the loop is to e-mail him every now and then with news of your recent accomplishments. Topics of interest that you can write about are the new program you designed…progress with a client…how much money you saved the department…and a complement you received from an important customer.
Although it’s necessary to do your job well, you must let that be your secondary goal. Your first goal is to let those above you know how you’re doing. That’s how to keep a job longer.
For some of you, this is easier said than done. So if you’re not used to broadcasting your achievements, it might require you to change your behavior in order to get what you want.
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