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Tips for Defying the Downturn


GET AMBITIOUS

Be prepared to work long hours, take on difficult tasks, and relocate if necessary. A raise? Don't hold your breath.

GET POSITIONED

Identify bosses who are moving up or are overwhelmed. Then volunteer to help.

GET CREATIVE

Suggest ways to save your company money or generate new revenue—and play a role in the effort.

GET NOTICED

Recessions are no time to fly under the radar. Tell bigwigs about achievements but avoid shameless self-promotion.

GET NETWORKED

Be indispensable. Work with other units and stay in touch with newfound allies—you may need them later.

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