The global economic deluge has significantly changed the world of work. Now, if you are still using old ways to keep yourself afloat then sooner you’ll be surprised that you’ll suddenly drown into the sea of unemployment.
This is exactly what is happening to many people. Many have been so comfortable and confident that they’d never suffer losses that news had been broadcasting until one day they’d get the surprise of their life from their bosses.
In the old days, it doesn’t matter much if you get laid off. People would just be back to hunt for jobs, then quickly they’d get one that is either at the same playing field as before or at a much better place. With the coming of recession, road of jobseekers and in transition would be stiffer and harsher. It’s going to be a dog eats dog world. Survival of the fittest as Charles Darwin describes it.
The best way to survive is to push your credentials more than just a notch higher. While you’re working take up extra responsibilities at work, get your performance noticed by showing an excellent level of productivity, or if you have the time take up some classes that will enhance your resume.
Lastly, show that genuine passion for your work. Most employers value your most indispensable resource and that is your work ethics and dedication. When the time comes that you have to leave, you’d definitely want your employer to mention all praises in the work that you have put in. And that for sure will work to your advantage when you go hunt for a new job.