13. Job Security

"Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm."
Malaysian Proverb

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. How to Get

  1. NL 1: Agendas Make Leaders
  2. NL 2: Compliance, Risk and Ethics Officers – Best Practices to Gain Job Security
  3. NL 3: Hey, It’s November . . . It’s Time to Gather “Value Proven” Letters
  4. NL 4: In-Office Proximity: Productivity Today vs. Advantage Tomorrow?
  5. NL 5: Job Security Secret: Be a Wise Cost Cutter
  6. NL 6: Job Security Secret: If you hear “At Will,” think “Unless Otherwise Agreed” (“U.O.A.”)
  7. NL 7: Job Security Secret: Learn the Basics of a Customer Language
  8. NL 8: Job Security Secret: Volunteer for an Extra Duty
  9. NL 9: Job Security You Can Create for Yourself
  10. NL 10: Key Man / Key Woman Clause – How to Protect Your Key Business Relations
  11. NL 11: Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours
  12. NL 12: New Employer an L-L-C or I-N-C? Think Gua-Ran-Tee.
  13. NL 13: Online Courses: Career Advantage, Forever
  14. NL 14: Your Personal Brand at Work – Ten “Brand Boosting” Expressions
  15. NL 15: “Required Notice” Provision – A Suggested “Win – Win” for All
  16. NL 16: “Term” or “Duration” Clause – Here are 10 Alternative Improvements
  17. QA 1: How do workers get job security?
  18. QA 2: Job Security Secret: If you hear “At Will,” think “Unless Otherwise Agreed” (“U.O.A.”)
  19. QA 3: Where can I find “niches” to further my career?

ii. How to Keep

  1. NL 1: “Change in Control at the Office? Here’s 10 Ways to Keep Your Job”
  2. NL 2: “Facing Merger or Sale of Your Employer? Here’s Fifteen Smart Steps”
  3. NL 3: Avoid Being RIF’ed – Five Effective Strategies
  4. NL 4: Beware of “Likely Successor Risk”
  5. NL 5: For Job Security, It’s important to “Diversify Your P.P.O.P.P.’s”
  6. NL 6: Job Security Secret: “It’s a pebble . . . not a mountain.”
  7. NL 7: Over 50? Eight Ways to Remain Employed and Employable
  8. NL 8: Pregnant? When, How, and What to Tell Your Boss
  9. NL 9: Time on Your Hands? – Get Valued Credentials Online
  10. QA 1: “How can I tell if I have job security?”
  11. QA 2: Job Security Secret: “It’s a pebble . . . not a mountain.”

iii. How to Lose

  1. NL 1: Avoid, If You Can, The “Obsolete Job” Trap
  2. NL 2: Beware of Temporary Assignments to “Special Projects”
  3. NL 3: Email at Work – Avoid These “Dozen Digital Disasters”
  4. NL 4: Giving and Receiving Gifts at Work -Ten Practical Precautions
  5. NL 5: “What is NOT Confidential Information –
    10 Guidelines for Resumes, Interviewing and Online Chatter”
  6. QA 1: “If the employment contract I was promised does not arrive, should I leave?”
  7. QA 2: “What can I do to ensure that, if I accept a “special assignment,” if it ends I’ll remain employed?”

iv. Other Thoughts

  1. NL 1: “18 Tips to Address Job-Loss Anxiety and Blues”
  2. NL 2: “Private Equity Buying Your Employer? Resist These 11 Employment Negotiation Tactics”
  3. NL 3: “Survivor Demotion” – When a Lower Level Job Is Preferable to Layoff
  4. NL 4: 21 Tips For the Newly Hired Employee
  5. NL 5: Exit Strategy – What’s Yours?
  6. NL 6: Heard a Recruiter is Shopping Your Job? Here’s Nine Suggested Steps
  7. NL 7: Job Security – Six Types, and More . . .
  8. NL 8: Job Security Secret: Don’t elevate a problem without also suggesting a well-considered solution (or two).
  9. NL 9: New Manager? – Big Risks Ahead! Eight Signs to Watch Out For
  10. NL 10: The “Seeking a New Job Letter” – Often Overlooked, but Highly Effective
  11. NL 11: “At-Will Employment” – What Exactly Does That Mean?
  12. NL 12: “Responding to a Retention Bonus Offer” – Ten Wise Steps”
  13. QA 1: “How should I ask for a retention bonus?”
  14. QA 2: “Is it illegal or unethical to work for two competing hotels?”
  15. QA 3: “My boss asked me for a job description; should I be worried?”
  16. QA 4: “What should I expect after ‘re-badging?'”
  17. QA 5: Can I Lose My Teacher’s License for Leaving an “At Will” Job?
  18. QA 6: If my husband was laid off because he was deployed to Iraq, does he have any rights?
  19. QA 7: Is it legal to lay off employees just to save on their benefits, or because they have been employed for many years?

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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