Prepare for the best by first preparing for the worst. This is a guest post by Krisca Te. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Staying employed during an economic downturn is a challenging task for anyone. Business firms around the globe are scrambling to cut down their overhead costs, and manpower salary is usually one of the most obvious targets for their downsizing measures. Employee salary and benefits are a constant and rather large expense in the budget of companies. Viewed from this perspective, it’s easy to see why companies choose to just let go of their people when they want to reduce their operating costs. They’d rather contract out the work or turn to automation instead of paying for regular in-house employees.