Is your job safe?
U.S. payrolls were slashed by a bigger-than-expected 80,000 in March, confirming for many that the housing downturn and credit crunch may have pushed the economy into recession. The Labor Department says it was the third monthly decline in a row -- and the biggest in five years.
Jonas Prising, Manpower’s executive vice president for North America, offered CNBC some tips to protect your career -- and stay ahead of recession fears.
1. Define your career objectives.
- Look objectively at the role you have within your organization and compare it to the role you want. What specific skills do you need to get there?
2. Be aware of the skills that are needed within your industry/career and act on it.
- This information is available through industry trade publications, online resources or government agencies.
- If your position is on the list of America's Hardest Jobs to Fill, get trained, get active and be ready to relocate if necessary.
Click on Video below for entire interview: