With virtually every industry cutting jobs these days, you're probably asking yourself: Am I next?
Online job board CareerBuilder.com offers advice on making yourself "recession-proof" at work - or at least as much as you can in this economy. The company found that 26 percent of more than 8,000 U.S. workers polled in a recent survey worry about losing their jobs more today than they did a year ago.
CareerBuilder.com suggests these tips so that you can be prepared and take preventive measures:
•Seek out additional responsibility. Volunteer to take on different duties and show that you can multitask. Get involved in long-term projects.
•Be a team player. Show that you can work with others by sharing information and resources to benefit the work of colleagues.
•Offer ideas. Suggest proposals that can save your organization money or generate new revenue at a time when companies are trying to do both.
•Toot your own horn. Don't be shy about sharing your accomplishments and contributions to the company. An e-mail updating supervisors of projects or goals can be a good way to share such information. Make sure you also give kudos to others involved in the project.
•Stay positive. Try to remain focused on your work, instead of paying attention to rumors.