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Fortune's 5 Tips For Keeping Your Job

Fortune's 5 Tips For Keeping Your Job

Previously, I said that foreclosure should be the word of the year, but I'm thinking that I should have said "layoff" instead. Depressing as it may be, big companies are continuing large layoffs through this holiday season and I can't figure out a better time to figure out the formula for holding on to the jobs we have. Fortune says there are five main points to consider when protecting yourself from job loss, and I'd like to think the respected business publication knows its stuff.

  1. Be visible. It's not enough to work hard, advises Fortune: "Unless you know that what you're doing is appreciated and noticed, don't bother."
  2. Don't be a maverick. Right now, managers "are looking to focus on what's core. This is not the time to throw yourself in an unauthorized direction."

See three more of Fortune's tips when you

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  1. Manage yourself. If your boss is overworked and anxious, "find work for yourself: Take on a new project or make another visible contribution."
  2. Network. According to the story, "people tend to become more insular. Make sure you're having two networking meetings a week outside the office."
  3. Don't blow off the Christmas party. Since holiday parties are being scaled back, "if you still have one, your boss probably had to fight for it — and may take it personally if you skip it."

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