Excerpt from USA Today, published August 18, 2019
STAY ON THE JOB BUT STAY PREPARED
If you've already built up a track record at your current job, you might not want to start looking for a new gig during a time the economy is stuttering.
But just in case layoffs loom, it's a good idea to be prepared by honing your skills.
"Take advantage of employer training or education programs to bolster your skills,'' says Eric Walters, a financial planner in Greenwood Village, Colorado, who also recommended spending "30 minutes each day reading a book related to your industry and personal leadership to help you perform at a higher level and offer more to your company.''