Recession-Proofing Your Career: Managing People vs Doing Stuff |

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Which group is more at risk of job loss–managers or staff?

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Recession-proofing your career involves difficult choices. When you look at what happens during times when firms are making staff cuts, it seems like the people who manage people who do stuff are most affected.

Thus, if you want to recession-proof your career, look at the tasks that you manage. Are you up to speed with that? Can you actually do the function? That helps you sell within the organization your relevance, and if you’re cut, it helps you get back to work more quickly, because firms will value people who do stuff more than people who manage people who do stuff. That will help you ride out any hurricanes professionally.

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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,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

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