The economy is on the up finally, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still quite a few jobs being cut at companies that are desperate to make financial ends meet. So you should always be aware of the warning signs that your job may be in trouble. Here are a few that could clue you in about when it might be the right time to start getting that resume together.
1. Bad Performance Reviews
Okay, so it’s your monthly performance review and normally you excel at your job, this month has been no different, so you’re expecting a quick and easy positive performance review right? Well what if you get a bad one out of the blue? This could be a clue in that your company is setting you up to be fired. It’s always favorable for Human Resources and the legal departments if someone has a few bad performance reviews on file before they are terminated, to show that the company had adequate reason.
2. Your Inclusion In Projects Is Limited.
If you’re starting to feel left out of your bosses tactics, and are feeling fairly underappreciated, you may not be imagining things, it may just be that you’re slowly being phased out of that workplace. Anytime your boss is avoiding you more, leaving you out, or your own colleagues are leaving you out of private meetings, it wouldn’t hurt for you to start browsing some opportunities elsewhere. At least that way your job loss won’t come as an earth shattering shock.
3. You Get A New Boss.
Managers like to work with employees that they are familiar with. With workers that they know well, a boss knows what to expect, how far they can push, and which goals that they will be able to accomplish. The problem with that strategy is for your new boss to make room for new people, he/she has to get rid of you. A new boss is always a good time for you to brush up that resume and be prepared to be job hunting.
4. Coworkers Begin Getting Fired.
Even if you’re a star performer at your job, if the company starts making cuts on account of an economic crisis nobody is safe. So if you see a lot of heads rolling at your company, get your interview skills practiced once more, because you could be following suite before too long.
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