Layoffs are on the rise across many industries, and many employees are straining to prepare for the worst. He of TheStreet JD Durkin spoke to his Allison Task, Career & Life Coach about the best ways to stay ahead of the curve. “One of the best tips I’ve ever heard, and from a client, is that he interviews quarterly. It’s good that people know you, it’s good to go to the market and see what’s going on,” says Task.
Full video transcript below:
JD Durkin: Now let’s talk about preparing for the worst. you are a career coach. What do you think is the smartest step someone can take to avoid the possibility of being laid off at your company?
Alison’s tasks: One of the best tips I’ve ever heard comes from a client I interview quarterly. Quarterly. Well what does it do? Regardless of how much he loves his job, he always makes sure he understands what else is going on in the industry. Even if you’re not going to leave just for a reason, you never know.It’s good that people know you. It’s good for you to be there and see what’s going on in the market. If you get a little too comfortable and the company isn’t moving forward fast enough, you may start to fall back. When a company gets big and bloated, it can’t move that fast. So it’s really great to stay out there, stay healthy, and stay in the job market.