In 2014, we would have hoped that the employment situation would be better than 2008. However, everywhere you turn to, jobs are drying up and employers are constantly restructuring and firing.
It can be difficult to hold down a job in such situations. However, there are people who are able to prove their importance and indispensability to companies. That way, they never get fired or demoted.
If you would like to be “sack-proof”, then you have to be important to your employer. Your employer has to miss you when you are not there.
In order to become “sack-proof”, then you must develop skills. Focus on the skills that would enable you stay relevant. If you want a promotion, you need to develop the skills and competencies that people in that position have.
You should be the type of employee who is able to get things done. That means, going beyond just developing expertise at your job; you should have the determination to execute ideas and deliver projects.
In order to be a vital part of your company’s success, you must cultivate the mindset that every situation is an opportunity to do things better, to improve your skills and to showcase your ability. See change as an opportunity to grow. This positive mindset would affect your performance in a positive way and when you are performing well, you are less likely to be fired in a “workforce rationalization exercise”.
It is also important to have a good attitude towards people and treat everyone with respect. Create positive feelings in the mind of everyone you interact with. People prefer to work with those who make them feel good.
The advice above will enable you impress and develop rapport with decision makers and you would have advocates in your company. Whenever the company has to fire people, the relationships you have built and the results you have achieved would ensure that you are not on that “disengagement” list.