In one of my earlier post, I mentioned a few tricks to get a raise at current job. Here I will explain you some tried and tested methods that people in my circle of friends adopted, to become invaluable employee to the boss and the team. But, do remember that there is no magic strategy to bring you success.
Not every one is equal, when the direction to cut team size comes to your boss, no matter how he likes his team, he has to cut a few head to save his/her own. Even if you are one of the most hard-working employee who produce good results, do not be over-confident and get surprised when you are called out for that discussion.
As with all my other posts, this post will also give a bright picture of the things, not a gloomy one. There are many ways you make yourself invaluable, the tricks are simple but consistency is the key, once you start following these advises, there is no turning back, you can save your job because, however bad shape your employer is in, they are not going to lay off the entire work force.