Should You Be Stealing Office Supplies Like Conan?


Even though Conan O'Brien was only joking when he quipped last night that in light of his uncertain status with NBC, "I plan to put on a great show night after night while stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible," he's wise to prepare for the possible lay-off, and you would be too.

Although the company you work for is probably not as high profile as NBC, you may be hearing rumors of layoffs as well. If you think you could soon end up as an economic casualty, there are certain steps you should--and should not--take to prepare for it, and for finding a new job. Here are some ideas to help you get a head start on your employment search, without hastening what looks like an inevitable departure from your current position: