8. Anticipate industry trends
It is no surprise that many industries are affected by the economic crisis, which is why it is important for professionals to research and understand the trends affecting their industry or industries of interest to make informed career decisions. Job seekers who are switching careers (voluntarily or involuntarily) should understand what industries and jobs are thriving and which are declining. They should also read industry related publications and blogs to keep up with what is going on in their industry.