How to Use Career Builder Tools in Recession

We all are aware of the global recession the world is going through these days. Inflation is at its peak, prices and rates shooting high up in the sky whereas the rate of unemployment is very clearly, inversely taking a nose-dive towards the ground. Nobody is actually responsible for their loss of jobs. It is at this point absolutely necessary for company owners to cut down on staff and save as much as possible. So, following are a few wise and handy tips to help maintain a career even in such a crisis oriented situation such as that of today.

The trend that is usually observed while taking out employees is that the ones who show even a little bit of slackness and are not 100% efficient and reliable at all times are chucked out the first. So, make sure you pay attention to all that your boss tells you, you understand each and every statement he delivers out and then you do what is asked of you to the word and that too on time or maybe even before dead line at times.

Try and make your office and your colleagues be as dependable on you as possible instead of the other way round. Put in extra effort in all your assigned jobs and end up with finesse and high quality results that would definitely please your boss. In short, be competent. This would probably serve as the strongest step of the ladder to making it big in your career while maintaining your job too.

Next comes a positive attitude or a positive frame of mind. Recession is obviously a time of worry and stress that might stretch you to your limits and maybe snap at a point but, the key is to be in control of yourself is to think positive. It will make you sail through the difficult times with a little ease and as the saying goes ‘Good happens when you think well!’ Keep an eye around you all the time and spot out the reasons for laying-off your office mates. Maybe it is time for some self-assessment and self-improving. This could be take many forms such as your attitude towards your job and work, your relationship with your boss, colleagues and customers or maybe even education wise. Studying higher and pursuing a degree is always a good idea is it will only make you more sought after.

Lastly, always maintain a clean record personally and professionally. Try to stay away from any controversies or matters that might prove to be all wrong for image and career.

Following the above steps might not be a guarantee to keep a job at hand but will significantly increase the probability of it happening.

Filed Under: Work & Careers


About the Author: Vanessa Page works a career counselor in one of the leading firms in Los Angeles. She is also a blogger and gives tips on how people can tackle their work and career issues. She has 8 years of experience in this field.

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