5 tips for keeping your job

The numbers just keep getting scarier. Sun Microsystems is laying off up to 6,000. For Pepsi Bottling it's 3,150. And that Citigroup figure still sends chills down your spine. So how do you hold on to your job when it seems like no one is safe?

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1. Be visible
Be visible
Hard work alone won't cut it. A noble toiler who thinks diligence is a virtue is wrong, says Yale professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld. Unless you know that what you're doing is appreciated and noticed, don't bother.
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Last updated December 02 2008: 7:48 AM ET
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