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8 Ways To Improve Your Job Security. by equilogng: 11:34am On Jul 07, 2020
A friend confided in me last week that she didn't feel secure at her work. As an executive staff, her boss, recent reshuffling, and reorganization put her in a precarious state. This speaks on current trends in business in the wake of COVID-19.

Before a company fires any staff many factors must have been considered behind the closed doors.

The first exercise a manager will conduct is comparing the cost of each employee with the benefits (revenue) generated by the employee.

The second stage of evaluation is figuring out who are the manager’s friends (aka cronyism). The friend of the manager can truly be a friend,
or someone who makes the manager look so good, it’s impossible to let that person go.

The third step a manager must think about is what will happen if business revives and she needs to rehire the person let go. The more difficult he or she is to replace, the lower the chance he or she will be let go. Above is HOW MANAGERS THINK BEFORE FIRING YOU.

How to Improve Your Job Security

1. Understand the manager and company goals.

Making yourself into an indispensable member of a team means proactively addressing problems begins with a clear view of your manager or company's goals.
Then, You may have to ask yourself 'How can I add value to the company bottom line'
If you can come up with a solution to a problem or a new way to address a stated goal, then that’s one less thing for your supervisor to think about. Try and stay ahead of issues, and bring your polished ideas to your manager if you believe they can be helpful.

2.Grow your skillset.

The most important question to ask yourself is what skills do I need in order to be up -to- date in the current job market?
I’m a big proponent of life-long learning, and I truly believe that being a life-long learner will help you develop professionally more effectively than many other things. As your career develops, so too should your skillset. Develop your skills both in and outside of the workplace, by taking classes, practicing new skills, and dusting off old ones. Look up LinkedIn to have an idea of current trends in your job role and company's industry.

3.Know how to communicate with your manager.

Good communication brings clarity and FasTracks problem-solving. Having unclogged, clear lines of communication with your manager will help prevent any small issues from developing into larger, career-ending problems. In line with this, know which mode of communication is most preferable for your manager. Are they more comfortable with email, or in-person? How often do they want to hear about project progress? When possible, adapt your mode of communication to fit with their preference.

4.Become an expert in something.

People turn to the experts when there are challenges and to solve problems. Look for areas in your business where you can put your skills to use and become an expert. Then, volunteer for projects that will allow you to use these skills and show them off.

5.Offer to help coworkers.

Don’t wait for someone to approach you. Offer your help to others when it appears they might need it. Don’t expect any return favors – help others because you want to, not because you expect something in return. Always play nice with others and learn to flex your style so you can get along with any personality type.

6. Networking is Vital.

You can find new employment opportunities with better packages through current professional relationships when you engage in quality network
building. When your network knows your skills, personality, and preferences, they will think of you when opportunities arise.

7. Never miss a commitment. Complete all your projects/assignments on time (and under budget). If you hit an obstacle, “go ugly early” as the old saying goes, by letting your boss know and asking for help.

Are you interested in a Lifeskill? or boosting your employability skill talk to us at EQUILOG technical services. We equip and turn personnel into workforce with the productive and employable skills for value creation.

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