Thanks again for participating in our Job in Jeopardy/Layoff Assessment.
For further information — tools and advice — about understanding the signs your job is in trouble or for developing strategies to protect your job and/or prepare for a layoff, please read these articles on QuintCareers.com:
- Is Your Job in Jeopardy? Impending Layoff Warning Signs
- Developing Your Job/Career/Life Survival Plan: Preparing for the Possibility of Losing Your Job in Weak Economic Times
- Seven Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Career: Build Your Future Regardless of Health of the Economy
Scoring and Interpretation
Give yourself 2 points for every no response and 5 points for every yes response. Add up your total.
If you scored…
Under 30 points:
Your employer seems on stable ground and your job appears safe, but keep working to build your value to your employer.
There appear to be troubles ahead for your employer and/or you. Take actions now to secure a more solid standing with your employer. You might want to begin at least a passive job search, exploring new opportunities just in case.
Your job appears in serious jeopardy. It’s imperative to take actions both to secure your position with your current employer but also begin an external job-search.
80 or more points:
Layoffs appear imminent and your job is in very serious jeopardy. While you can work to secure your current position, it appears that you should really be spending the bulk of your time and efforts securing a new job as quickly as possible.
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