4 Steps to Save Your Job During a Recession

Now’s the time to take action — don’t wait for the layoffs.

Lauren Como
4 min readNov 14, 2022
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Are we in a recession?

That’s the big debate.

Many politicians and economists on the right say “yes” — we are indeed in a recession.

Folks on the other side of the aisle will tell you that we have a strong labor market, and thus everything is gravy.

My opinion?

Everything hit the fan around January 2022.

For those who are new around here, I work in corporate sales, covering large commercial accounts in the West territory at a large technology company.

Sales is a tough discipline in general, but things at work were a walk in the park around Thanksgiving 2021 — and business came to a screeching halt in January.

Companies in the real estate industry began to realize that they overestimated the real estate market’s growth. They foolishly believed that they’d cash in on the housing mayhem forever.

It’s like we forgot the financial crisis ever happened.

Layoff, after layoff, after layoff.

Then, outside of the real estate industry, I watched companies delay projects, cut them completely, or keep the…