Regardless of how much you love your job, or how stable you think your job is, you should always have a contingency that follows the “rule of 45”.

“If I had 45 seconds to call someone to look for a new job, I would call…”

“If I had 45 minutes to send e-mails out looking for a new job, I would e-mail…”

“If I had 45 days to get a new job, I would research the following companies…”

Like nuclear weapons or disaster recovery plans, hopefully, you will never need to use them.

If your answer is the same for all 3 of the above questions, you get a big fat “F” for this exercise.

Likewise, if the last time you thought about these was in 2008, “F+/D-” for your grade.

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