• User AvatarMiriam McKenzie
  • 08 Nov, 2020
  • 1 Min Read

How not to be on the chopping block post covid

Because our economy has been booming for the last 7 (how odd) or so years there have been people who think they can go to work and do an outstanding job of looking busy or spend most of the time stirring up other people’s grievances because unemployment is at an all-time low and businesses were crying out for workers.

That may have been working during the boom times but it just won’t cut in the era of COVID.

For the first time in a generation we’re facing a huge recession, and most businesses will be looking to cut expenses including wages.

What can you do to make sure you aren’t on the chopping block first? Here are my top 3 suggestions that have worked for my clients in the past and I have noted top Australian Investment Advisor,  Scott Pape also recommends. Yay, good to know someone else agrees with me. 😉

  1. Write down the 3 essentials in your job description. NOTE: If you need to get your contract and j.d out of your bottom drawer, do that now.
  2. Write 3 really out there goals you are going for in the next year.
  3. Learn how to put authority and power into your voice so you don’t sound wobbly (I sound like I’m going to cry and I’m not, voice) when you go to that appraisal interview to show your boss why you should stay.

You are possibly thinking, I just want to keep your job, let alone ask for a pay raise. Yep, hearing that, but show your worth anyway. In fact, it’s crucial.

Diary in one thing a day that moves you towards those ‘big’ goals within the year.

Work on putting authority into your voice (hint – it’s related to breathing).

Set a time for an appraisal meeting if you haven’t had one yet.

When you get there tell your boss about how you’ve met your KPIs for the year, plus the goals for yourself and therefore the company in the coming year.

3 steps. GO! Stand out!

PS – that’s exactly what I did just before writing this and for the first time I’m actually looking forward to 2021.