What you can do to keep your job?
UNLESS YOU HAVE A JOB where your output is clearly measurable, you may wish to consider the guidance provided below. It would appear such measures – as ludicrous as some may seem – have been proved to work over the years. Donna Rosato, of Money Magazine suggests the following:
“It all starts with profiling. Does your boss’s boss know who you are and what you do? If he doesn’t, you may well be in trouble. It’s no good if your immediate line manager or supervisor alone knows you’re good. You have to make sure that at the uppermost echelons of the organisation the right people know your name (and game).
“Stephen Viscusi, author of Bulletproof your job: four simple strategies to ride out the tough times and come out on top at work, warns that ‘the invisible guy is the first to go’.
“How do you raise your profile? Suggestions in Viscusi’s book include: “face” time (arriving at the office a few minutes before everyone else and leaving a few minutes later) and making yourself noticed. You do that by making convincing statements and asking appropriate questions at meetings and other public arenas. Dressing more professionally. How about volunteering for those assignments nobody else wants?
“ Then there’s the question of money. You have to be making money. If you’re not – and you happen to fall on the support side of the business – you need to be seen to be adding to the bottom line. Companies tend to cut jobs in support areas first. You need to be seen to be sharing leads or ideas to generate revenue.
“You need to network and you need to ensure you network with the right people: align yourself with those perceived to