With a competitive job market and constantly shifting forces in the economy, no job is ever 100% secure, affecting anyone from interns to senior management. When a series of layoffs sweeps through the company, everyone will be on their toes.
To stay ahead of the curve, you need to spot the warning signs, know how to prepare for a layoff and know what to do if you end up losing your job. No one wants to be blindsided by bad news, especially when that news means you don’t have a job anymore. If you are worried about job security, keep your eyes and ears open for the following signs:
Similar developments can be observed when new technologies, such as automation and AI, disrupt a particular profession or industry. Keeping track on industry developments and trends might not prevent you from being at risk, but it can help you to spot the writing on the wall and adapt accordingly.