LONDON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ --

Uncertainty around today's economy has left some workers feeling uneasy about their jobs. Career experts from CareerBuilder are offering tips to help workers make themselves indispensable at the office and to help them find a job if they have experienced a layoff.

The important thing is to be prepared and stay productive within your organization, said Tony Roy, Managing Director of If you've experienced a layoff, don't get discouraged. It may take longer to find a job, but there are still organizations out there hiring.

Tips for Making Yourself Recession-Proof at Work - Seek out additional responsibility. Show you can wear many hats within the company by volunteering to take on different responsibilities. Try to get involved in long-term projects. - Be a team player. Establish yourself as someone who proactively shares information and resources and tries to help benefit the work of others. - Offer up ideas. Propose ideas for cost-savings, improved efficiencies or new revenue streams to help your company weather the storm. - Toot your own horn. Keep a current record of your accomplishments and contributions to the company, quantifying results whenever possible. Share new highlights in a project update email to your boss and other Supervisors who may benefit from your accomplishments and make sure to give kudos to others involved in the project. - Stay positive. Keep focused on the task at hand and don't let rumors impact your productivity.

Job Hunting Tips for Workers Who Have Been Laid Off - Finding a job is a job. Commit to looking for a job two to three hours per day. - Transfer your skills. Look at how your skills can apply to other industries that may be hiring. There are universal skills that employers will search for such as strong communication skills, problem- solving, project management, etc. - Leverage social media. Join various social networking sites and consider blogging to showcase skills, experience and creativity. - Study job postings online. Job postings clearly spell out what employers are looking for and employers often use electronic scanners to search for keywords in their job postings. Update your resume using some of the same keywords as they apply to your experience. - Make yourself more marketable. Consider taking this time to go back to school or obtain a certification in a classroom or online. - Stay active. Consider volunteering. Most employers view this as relevant experience and it can help expand your network.


CareerBuilder UK is one of the most visited online job sites in the United Kingdom. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), powers the career centres for more than 160 individual UK sites that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. Job seekers visit every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic e-mail job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder products and services, visit

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