Of course, there’s no sure-fire way to avoid being laid off. Companies sometimes lay off even the best workers to save money. But you can take a few steps to increase your odds of staying around. This article from Career Builder lists six steps, including continuing to learn, seeking out high-level mentors and tooting your own horn. “We’d all like to think hard work speaks for itself, but if no one sees your results or associates what you do with success, you are at risk,” it says. In this uncertain job market, it’s more important than ever to be assertive.