Recession-Proofing Your Career: Avoid Being in The Roles That Get Cut

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
There are certain jobs that are usually targeted for layoffs. Don’t be in one of those jobs.

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When firms are cutting back, where do they cut back?

Well, it’s pretty simple. If you’re in a role where you’re thinking about how things should be done, that’s one of the places where cuts occurred. If you’re managing people you’re susceptible to be targeted, too, because, for example, if you’re managing five people, they’re going to give seven to one person, 8 to another. They’ve got it covered!

So one way of recession-proofing your career is being in roles that are less susceptible to being cut– doing roles. People who do stuff can be cut, but they’re not targeted as quickly, often because they make less money. And firms still need people who do stuff. They need fewer people who manage. They need a lot less of the people who think about how things should be done.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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2 Responses
  1. Jeremy Daugherty

    If my coworkers and I don’t do our job, the FDA can shut down the building. That is job security. We make cancer treatments so we are essential workers. Suck it Covid.

    1. JobSearchTV

      And, you know what I’m talking about. There are people in the building who shuffle paper, manage people who shuffle paper, etc.

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