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With continued uncertainty in the business community regarding Covid-19 and the threat of an inflationary surge, managers and executives would be wise to be job-search ready in the event of a sudden layoff or termination.

Long before you get that dreaded notification, you must focus on building the right foundation through superb performance and great working relationships with your colleagues.

“I was hired to do a job” is a common refrain but the reality is that you were actually hired to produce results, to add value to the enterprise. In this new normal economy, companies want to know the people they do hire will produce positive results, but they also want to know that you are a team player who gets along well with colleagues.  This is a tough job market. You can ace the right job search tactics but if you do not have the right reputational foundation, your search will be a struggle.