Keep emotions in check: Cool heads always win in business, and a blow up at work will likely seal your fate.
Put in quality time and produce your best: However, don’t burn out. The right amount of time shows you are a team player without working so hard you run yourself ragged.
Make a priority of the boss’s pet projects: Don’t overdo it. Others can sense false interest and it will back fire.
Don’t duck and run: If you’re worried about your job make yourself more visible in positive ways by helping out, putting in extra effort where it will help the business and if it’s in writing you can use it for your job search if you need to.
Compile the praises: Save a file of all emails or letters from your clients, superiors and coworkers. These are priceless on the job search and they might give you the confidence boost you need to excel where you’re at.
Gossip will get you the ax: Keep your concerns to yourself. Speaking negatively about your company, boss, coworkers or your job will move you to the top of the list on cutting day.
Don’t beg: Being a doormat at work won’t make you seem valuable, but good work will.
Don’t “quit before you get fired”: You may not be getting fired at all. Try to be positive about your position and keep the discreet job search in your back pocket.
Don’t see the closing door – look to the open one: Remember this could be an excellent opportunity to move to something better you’re more likely to get the new job with a positive attitude and get a better recommendation from this boss too.
Quietly advertise your accomplishments: Don’t be obnoxious, but make them known with grace, posting them in your space or sending out a mass thank you to those who help with the project and make sure to CC your boss.