Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing are the order of the day--and tomorrow as well. And employees everywhere now live in fear of layoffs. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip. The authors explain how to make yourself and your contributions visible; stay aware of trends; anticipate change and adapt; acquire a reputation as a positive team player; become the "go-to" person; and much more. It is possible to weather the storm that's swiftly tearing through every industry in America. With this book, you get an insurance policy to you them hold onto you paycheck and remain gainfully employed!