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Signs Your Job Is In Trouble


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Are you being left out of important meetings and memo's? Was your most recent Performance Review less than satisfactory?

You should know about the various signs that could indicate that your job might be in jeopardy.

Here are some quick, helpful tips to get you started.

Mark Swartz -'s National Career Coach

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Signs Your Job Is In Trouble

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />SIGNS<br />YOUR<br />JOB<br />IS IN TROUBLE<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />YOU LOSE <br />YOUR <br />VOICE<br />
  3. 3. 1.1 YOU’RE BEING FROZEN OUT <br /><ul><li>You stop receiving invitations to important meetings
  4. 4. Your access to data becomes limited. For instance, you are no longer cc’d on certain memos and emails, or your security level is lowered for no apparent reason
  5. 5. Senior management (or your boss) no longer takes time to greet you or acknowledge you like they used to
  6. 6. If you used to lead teams or committees, your role is reduced to being a participant. Or you are removed from committees/teams altogether</li></li></ul><li>1.2 YOUR OPINIONS CEASE TO MATTER MUCH <br /><ul><li> Even if you make proposals, come up with new ideas, point out errors, or provide good advice, you find that your input is getting more or less ignored.
  7. 7. You are no longer asked to contribute to essential reports or brainstorming sessions</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />YOU<br />MESS<br />UP<br />
  8. 8. 2.1 YOU MAKE A BIG MISTAKE <br /><ul><li>Due to some action (or inaction) on your part, the following happens…
  9. 9. you miss a critical deadline
  10. 10. a project gets derailed or fails
  11. 11. sales and revenue targets don’t get met
  12. 12. costs increase over budget
  13. 13. valued employees that work for you resign </li></li></ul><li>2.2 YOUR PERFORMANCE REVIEW IS NEGATIVE <br /><ul><li>The rating you receive on you most recent Performance</li></ul> Review is substantially below what you expected it to be<br /><ul><li>Your are rated as below satisfactory in key result areas
  14. 14. You have not improved appreciably since your previous Performance Review, if improvement was required
  15. 15. You did not take the remedial actions specified in previous Performance Reviews or discussions with management</li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />YOUR <br />EMPLOYER <br />IS IN TROUBLE<br />
  16. 16. 3.1 REVENUES ARE DOWN OR MAJOR EXTERNAL CHANGES TAKE PLACE<br /><ul><li>The division you work in experiences reduced profit, revenues, or productivity
  17. 17. The employer you work for experiences reduced profit, revenues, negative publicity for serious violations of laws or public trust
  18. 18. The industry your employer is in is hit by downward growth. This could be caused by increased rivalry from foreign competition, changes to laws that govern the industry, public protests and boycotts against this industry, and other external factors</li></li></ul><li>3.2 DOWNSIZINGS ARE RUMOURED OR THEY’RE <br /> ALREADY HAPPENING <br /><ul><li>You hear on good authority that your employer is making plans to downsize staff</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>People you know who were valued employees have already been terminated
  19. 19. Management speaks to you about your future with the company, and they indicate that you should start thinking about other options
  20. 20. Other employees are being offered “voluntary packages” to leave the company, or you’ve just been acquired</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />Are You About To Be Fired?<br />more career advice:<br /><br />join us on:<br />