8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

How to Make Yourself Necessary & Increase Your Value at Work

6. Stick to Your Strengths

When you’re feeling the heat it’s easy to look around, see what others are doing well, and try to emulate them. It’s true that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but flattery won’t up your value in the workplace.

It may sound counterintuitive, but instead of keeping pace with others, focus on what you do best. Honing your specific talents and passions will make you unique, and that will increase your value. While it's ideal to be highly skilled in many areas, being exceptional in one area makes you much more valuable than being mediocre at several things.