8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

How to Make Yourself Necessary & Increase Your Value at Work

2. Don't Automatically Say "Yes"

In a tough economy where offers for jobs and promotions are few and far between, it might be tempting to accept any old bone that’s thrown your way. But think twice before accepting things like a simple change in title with a few perks for jobs that deserve much more.

Remember, you set your own value. If it's a genuinely good offer that will help your career then by all means go for it. But if you're being given boatloads of new responsibilities for a nominal increase in pay or status, your value could diminish if your managers know you can be bought off so easily and without a whimper.

Consider all your options carefully and make the best decision for you.