The following 10 survival strategies can be used to minimize the uncertainty and instability surrounding many jobs today:

  1. Learn to read the signs of coming changes.
  2. Document your achievements.
  3. Toot your horn for raises and promotions.
  4. Expand your horizons.
  5. Prepare for your next job by acquiring more job experience, education, and training.
  6. Find and work with a good mentor.
  7. Continue networking both on and off the job.
  8. Use your motivated abilities and skills (MAS).
  9. Think and behave like an entrepreneur.
  10. Keep a positive attitude even when times get tough.


SOURCE: Adapted from Ron Krannich, Ph.D., The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide (Manassas Park: Impact Publications), page 47. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Copying strictly forbidden.