layoffStrategies for Staying Employed Longer (part 1) | Career Coach Sherri Thomas

August 24, 2009by Sherri Thomas0

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.

Sherri Thomas

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