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.
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