Wouldn't blame you if you were. But don't just sit there worrying. Do something! Here are five steps you can take today:

1. Get informed. Rumors kill (you). Learn what's going on in your industry. Read the newspaper, biz mags, stock analyst reports-anything you can get your hands on. Get, or get more, active in your industry's networking groups and/or professional (or whatever) associations.

2. Be visible. People, even bosses, find it harder to dump likeable employers they see often. You may be tempted to "hide," hoping that out of sight is out of mind. Big mistake. Instead, be seen doing good work every day. If you telecommute, consider ways you can achieve more face time. Click here to read more.

Article by, Karen Burns, Working Girl, the author of "The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use," forthcoming from Running Press, April 2009. She blogs at www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates seeking entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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