2. Contribute to the bottom line
Professionals should strive to stand out in their job by constantly demonstrating value to their employer. In recessionary times, many companies analyze revenues and expenses more closely to be sure that their business remains profitable and is minimally affected by economic changes. Anyone who can help the company identify new ways to save money or produce revenue is perceived as valuable and employers will be more likely to retain resources that can make a positive impact on the bottom line.