While grabbing my mail yesterday I bumped into a neighbor, call him “Fred”, I had not seen in a while and after some “is it cold enough for you” conversation I was reminded that he works at Target.
Fred was not one of those laid off… he is still walking the skyway to work.
He asked if I had a few minutes to talk some things out, of course.
Essentially Fred is concerned about the future of his job and wanted to know what he should be doing to be prepared in case something happens to him.
There are the two basic, obvious things:
- Update the resume
- Update the LinkedIn profile (I suggested he turn his profile off over the weekend, make the updates and turn it back on Sunday night. This way the update notifications do not go out)
We went over a number of things… here are the highlights: