- Establish yourself as a source for valuable information and contacts across your company. You will create valuable control over your job situation.
- Increase your leverage by developing job skills valued at other companies.
- Take advantage of all trade shows and company or partner training to build skills and expand your network.
- Keep a file of your accomplishments, including letters or emails from managers or others documenting your good work.
- Get exposure to senior management. Be known as a contributor.
- Become known as a company spokesperson outside of the office. It is harder for a company to let go of someone the community knows as a company spokesperson.
- Build toward promotion. Demonstrate you can do the work one job level above your own.
- Associate with positive people. They will be the leaders.
- Understand office politics. Align with the true power in the company, but never be a backstabber. Guard and maintain your integrity.
Source: “Rapid Guide to Job Hunting.” Printed booklets available in the Career Center.