From moment you are born and you take your first breath, you begin to die.
It’s just a fact of life. And to illustrate another truth: From day you are hired by a company, you move closer to day you will move on. This is either a natural occurrence or a purposeful severing of ties.
Statistics show that average person will hold at least ten to twelve different jobs in what would nonetheless be seen as an illustrious career. Moving from one job to other is a natural progression, each job or situation representing a stepping stone to next. The bottom line is that staying in one job for your entire career is not to be expected.
Having said that, we can look at being let go as a positive experience. It is a way of moving along your career in a very decisive way. There are many reasons for moving on such as being downsized or terminated. Regardless of reason, being free to make a new career move is a positive condition which leads you to your next step.
So what are signs that you are about to be terminated? It can be any one or a number of following:
• A subordinate is beginning to ask you questions about your responsibilities • Your boss is displaying an increased micromanagement style toward you • Some of your responsibilities are being taken away from you • Your next performance review is rescheduled to an earlier date • In meetings with your boss, you realize he is taking more notes than usual • You receive more written and less oral feedback about your performance • You haven’t received a raise in a longer amount of time than usual • You realize your boss is observing you more than usual • Your company is going through a downsizing