Be Prepared

All executives might do well to embrace the old Boy Scout motto. After all, failing to plan is planning to fail.

Here are 3 things you can do today to be prepared in the event your employment should come to a screeching, and unexpected, halt.

Get your personal marketing documents ready …

and keep them updated! Rarely, if ever, can you get a top-notch resume quickly. And today, having a great resume, as well as understanding your marketable value proposition, is a necessity. Don’t wait until you need a resume, to develop your resume or update a very outdated resume.

Make sure your Linked In account is yours …

not your company’s account. Establish your own email account and open your account under that address, not your corporate email address (i.e., rather than If you lose your job, you will also lose your account and all the contacts you’ve established.

So, be sure to download to your hard drive a copy of all your Linked In contacts on a regular basis.

Cultivate your offline network …

and develop good networking habits now, while you don’t need anything. By the time you do need help, you will have established some great inroads among people who know you, and already like and trust you.

It’s always better to be prepared than to be caught completely unaware!

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