What if I Lose My job?

If your company is downsizing and you’re worried that you could be hit anytime, you had better be prepared by getting your job search started. Even without the thought, “what if I lose my job?” you must always have a strategy just in case.

You can counteract thoughts about the possibility of losing your job with a strategy along with knowing the rules of the job finding game. You can learn those rules either from a career counselor you can hire by the hour, by purchasing a book about how to find jobs, or by snatching snippets of job-hunting advice from the Internet.

When some of your colleagues have already gotten the ax and you’re thinking, “maybe I’ll be next,” it’s no use pretending that everything is cool. You need to strategize. If you don’t step up and fight for yourself, nobody else will. And when it comes to getting what you want for your job and career, you’re either winning or losing.

You’ll win job security only by being prepared. If you’re worrying about what will happen if you lose your job, get busy by updating your resume and renewing your list of contacts. Then reach out to those who are most likely to help you.

Copyright © 2015 by Ransom Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of yourcareerservice.com. For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.