Writer Stephen Viscusi asserts that in this atmosphere, "You must understand that your job is your most valuable asset -- and your primary objective is to protect it."
--Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Ways to Stay Employed
Here are the four tips:
- Stay visible. Work long hours, dress well, pay attention to details and volunteer for projects.
- Be low-maintenance: Don't complain and watch your tongue.
- Volunteer: Network, be a mentor for younger employees, develop multiple skill sets.
- Have a Plan B: Save money, keep your resume current and join professional organizations.
My own advice: Develop multiple sources of income and revenue. Hobbies, second jobs and freelance projects can provide financial and professional cushions.