Yahoo HotJobs offers up a fairly simple article titled 6 Signs Your Job May Be in Jeopardy. I don’t think there is any revelation within the article. I also find this revealing:
More than 2 of 3 respondents to a recent Yahoo! poll believe their job is in jeopardy due to the current economic slowdown.
You would think this country has never seen a slowdown before. Anyway, one of the 6 signs jumps off the page:
Where Have All the Clients Gone?
If the new business team seems to be spinning its wheels, as major clients jump ship and they are not replaced, your job could be on the hit list.
“There is only so long that your boss can be giving you busy work,” says Roberta Chinsky Matuson, president of Northampton, Massachusetts-based Human Resource Solutions. “Eventually, his boss will catch on, and it will be time to go.”
Sales is the lifeblood of any company, isn’t it? An economic slowdown is a good time to upgrade your sales team since there will be strong salespeople on the street. Many companies cut their salesforce during economic slowdowns. Each company’s situation is different, but we always see talented salespeople looking for opportunities during these times.