Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to be proactive not reactive.
I want to have a real straightforward conversation with you and say something that I’m sure that you don’t want to hear, I’m sure you don’t want to act on, but you need to hear it and you need to act on. What’s that advice? It’s real simple.
The next recession is coming.
I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but do you think we are not going to have another session? Do you think that the US and global economies going to be so stalwart that nothing bad is ever going to happen again? Do you think you are not at risk if the next slowdown occurs?
Of course, you are. Of course you are at risk. Of course there is going to be another recession.
It is important to start taking action NOW before you need resources available to you, in order to protect yourself and your family in case this occurs sooner than you are prepared for. If you listen to this, you would’ve heard me hesitate because I wasn’t sure whether to say it the way I did, or whether to say in case he catches you by surprise.
When all is said and done, cut your spending habits down now. Save some money. A statistic I saw recently sent almost half the US population lives paycheck to paycheck. How could you afford to write to restore if those are your circumstances? Cut your spending.
Next, do networking now. Build up your connections. Communicate with your connections. Communicate with friends, former colleagues, former managers… I’m not saying doing daily or weekly. Don’t let them slide. Reach out to people. Get involved with meet ups. Get involved with professional associations. Do stuff so that people know you.
Does that guarantee anything? No. Obviously, every resource you connect with can wind up needing you more than you need them. But, number 1, you could be prepared to help them. If that happens. And, number 2, if you need them. You are not coming in as a stranger. You are someone who is coming in with social proof, who is light and has capabilities and they will be there to vouch for you. Again, start preparing now. Don’t waste time. Time is not your ally here. The next recession is coming and don’t be a fool by avoiding doing your homework.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
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