People who worry about being fired or laid off need to be prepared for it.
Are you worried about being fired or laid off? If you work
in any of the 5 industries undergoing what the economists call “creative deconstruction,” you probably
should be. Those economists say that 75% of those who have jobs now are at risk of job loss because the
5 industries undergoing this “creative deconstruction”--or down-sizing, outsourcing, and off-shoring is
a large part of the economy. Those industries are Airlines, Communications, Finance, Manufacturing of
Electronics, and Technology. That’s a lot of jobs.
Others say that this creative deconstruction can affect anyone
who works in an office. Over the next decade it’s projected that another 14 million jobs will move
Have you seen the warning signs for layoff around you? Are new employees coming in at
key positions? Are they younger than those who are there? Is there a change in mission, a change in vision,
a major change in approach to the key business? More personally, are they not talking to you? Not including
you in meetings you used to go to?
Those can be key bellwethers of major change that will affect you
and perhaps everyone. Read the excerpt from the 3 Keys to Taking Control
and then buy the book,
FALLBACK POSITION, fully titled, Anyone Who Can Be Fired Needs aFALLBACK POSITION, Preparing
a Contingency Plan for the Worst Case Scenario, and get prepared. Having a fallback position will remove
the worry you’re experiencing now.
Buyers of the book are eligible for a
newsletter with updates occurring weekly about what’s new in the job
world, where the jobs are, what kind they are, where job loss is
occurring, and new angles on interviewing, negotiating, and getting
the job offer.
Also buyers are eligible to ask a question by
email and if it’s a good or new question we’ll answer it and with
your permission post it, not necessarily attributed to you, but if
you like, doing so might help you get a job.
Having the Contingency Plan--that is a Fallback
Position--will give you a good feeling that you’ve protected
yourself and your family as well as you could in these wildly
changing times in the job market.
Arnold is also available for consultation,
coaching, negotiation tips, and personal advice. Email or call him
and use his knowledge and experience.