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4. Be Prepared

If you’re a federal worker, prepare for possible furlough days. They are scheduled to happen in the upcoming months, but make a plan now.

That means, for example, rather than stay home on furlough days, use that time to actually go for interviews, rewrite that resume or improve your computer skills (especially if you’re a worker over 50 or someone who isn’t comfortable with technology that’s commonly used in your field). Don't think of it change, think of it as career evolution.