Strategies for Staying Employed Longer (part 1)

It’s a dicey economy right now, and an even scarier job market. So how can you better manage your career so that you increase your odds of staying employed?


The answer is “stickiness.”


In advertising, sticky products, companies, or brands keep people coming back for more. The stickier the product, the more likely it will fly off the shelf and be in high demand.


Get excited about your career! Sticky people enjoy their job and enjoy sharing information to help advance projects, teams, and companies. Having a great attitude, a sense of humor, and a strong competitive spirit makes others want to be around you.


Confidence is a must. Arrogance is a showstopper.


Become a jack-of-all-trades. One way to be sticky is to become knowledgeable in several key areas so that you can float seamlessly from opportunity to opportunity. This is an excellent strategy during turbulent times as companies are trimming resources and shutting down lines of services.


Letting managers, program managers, and senior leaders know that you have two or three key skillsets, and add value in a variety of ways gives you a leading edge over others who may be looking for the same opportunity.


More great tips for staying employed longer coming later this week.

About Career Coach Sherri Thomas
Sherri Thomas is a leading career coach who helps professionals transform and thrive in their career. She is a leading career coach, Huffington Post writer, globe trotting keynote speaker, and the 2013 Best Career Book author of “The Bounce Back – personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org or career setback.” As a sought after media source, she has been featured in top news outlets including NBC-TV Phoenix, the Wall St. Journal, TIME, New York Daily News, and many others. She loves traveling around the world and learning about other cultures, thrives in nature, and will always encourage you to go on what she calls a life changing Kenyan safari because the 30-hour flight journey “isn’t that bad.”

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