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Saving Your Career When Your Position Has Been Outsourced
Dec. 12, 1995 | WSJ | HAL LANCASTER.

here are some rules for keeping your career moving after outsourcing:

When the announcement is made:

If you're surprised, you have already been left at the starting gate.

Messrs. Travis and Molter had an excuse, outsourcing was rare then. Anybody who claims surprise today isn't paying attention.

KNOW YOUR company's financial condition, how much cost-cutting it's doing and which operations qualify for the chopping block. If your department looks ripe for outsourcing you should already be looking for a less vulnerable position.

If not, contact key executives to assess opportunities for staying put.

You'll hear a lot of hooey about ``core competencies'' and ``aligning with corporate goals.'' Translation: Find a job the company can't afford to cut, or start looking elsewhere.

Prepare to wow the new folks.

You know the drill: research the company, its strategy, how you can contribute, etc. Dust off any ideas you have about how to do your job more efficiently.

After the move:

Quickly survey the landscape.

Who are the power brokers? Who are potential mentors? Andersen assigns a coach to help the outsourced, Mr. Wray says.

Be active.

Take advantage of any get-together, social or professional, to get acquainted with important new colleagues in your department and elsewhere, Mr. Molter says. ``If you're not aggressive,'' Mr. Wray counsels, ``you can feel like an outsider.''

Look for opportunities to learn new things.

Mr. Molter started taking management and technical classes. ``Don't stagnate on the job,'' he says. Make sure you're continually trying to improve yourself and making yourself available for future positions.''
Outsourcing  tips  Hal_Lancaster  survival  survival_techniques  stagnation  Managing_Your_Career  power_brokers  pay_attention 
december 2012 by jerryking
Deadlier Strain Would Overwhelm Health Systems - WSJ.com
MAY 1, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by RON WINSLOW and AVERY JOHNSON
health  influenza  survival  H1N1  flu_outbreaks 
july 2009 by jerryking
Co-operatives: All in this together
Mar 26th 2009| The Economist | Anonymous. How is the co-operative model coping with the recession?
co-operatives  economic_downturn  survival  strategies 
june 2009 by jerryking
Pledged to Find Cancer Cure, but Advances Prove Elusive - Series - NYTimes.com
April 23, 2009 | New York Times | By GINA KOLATA

The death rate for cancer, adjusted for the size and age of the
population, dropped only 5 percent from 1950 to 2005. In contrast, the
death rate for heart disease dropped 64 percent in that time, and for
flu and pneumonia, it fell 58 percent.
survival  disease  prevention  metastatic  Gina_Kolata  cancers 
april 2009 by jerryking
United They'll Stand - WSJ.com
MARCH 23, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by ROBERT HANDFIELD
economic_downturn  strategies  survival  supply_chains 
march 2009 by jerryking
Six Ways Advertising Agencies Are Reeling in New Business Now - Agency News - Advertising Age
Some Novel and Tried-and-True Tricks to Snag Accounts in Recession
03.23.09| Advertising Age | Posted by Rupal Parekh
* NETWORK INNOVATIVELY; * SHOW YOUR SOCIAL-MEDIA SAVVY; * ADOPT A RECOGNIZABLE PLATFORM; * BE WILLING TO CONTORT; * WRITE A BOOK
* OFFER A DIRECT LINE TO THE CEO;
economic_downturn  strategies  advertising_agencies  survival  business_development  networking 
march 2009 by jerryking
Small Firms Resort to Freebies and Special Deals - WSJ.com
FEBRUARY 5, 2009 WSJ article by Simona Covel which looks at
strategies small businesses are pursuing to cope with the deepening
recession.
small_business  crisis  strategy  running_a_business  Simona_Covel  survival 
february 2009 by jerryking

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