You have a job now, but times being as they are, you may one day find yourself without it. The time to prepare for—and hopefully prevent—that scenario is while you’re still employed.
Here are four things to do now that will benefit you if you ever lose your job, according to Karen Porter, founder and president of The Effective Admin and the Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals:
1. Come out from behind your desk and purposefully network. Learn about the workplace needs of other people and how you can serve them—before you need them to do you a favor.
You can even network from your desk by joining discussion groups on LinkedIn or other admin forums. Porter leads one called The Effective Admin group. “If and when the time comes that an employer is researching you, your knowledge and attributes will be on display in your posts,” she says. (Note: You can also follow the peer-to-peer discussion on this newsletter’s...(register to read more)
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