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How are you increasing your value to protect your programming job?

As a response to the deteriorating job market, many developers are finding ways to increase their value in the hopes that it will either reduce the need for layoffs or ensure that they are retained. What are you doing to protect your programming job?

Over the last few months, the job market has deteriorated dramatically. In times like this, many companies are choosing to let deadlines slip and lay off development staff, who tend to be very well compensated compared to most other employees in the typical company. Many developers are responding by finding ways to increase their value in the hopes that it will either reduce the need for layoffs or ensure that they are retained. What are you doing to protect your programming job? Let your peers know!

J.Ja

Disclosure of Justin's industry affiliations: Justin James has a working arrangement with Microsoft to write an article for MSDN Magazine. He also has a contract with Spiceworks to write product buying guides.

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About Justin James

Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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