What are some things that you should be doing if you're still employed but nervous about the potential of losing your job?

Don’t let your anxiety get to you. Just be a good, efficient employee. Do all the work required and learn new skills that can make you an asset at your organization.

I’m 41 and have just completed my Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. For the last 15 years I have held positions such as Marketing Manager and Marketing Director, but always for a pathetically low salary because I didn’t have that piece of paper. How do I get paid what I’m worth?

You get paid for your experience more than a piece of paper. Just work hard, prove to the organisation you worth, be seen and then you’ll be able to work through the salary hierarchy.

I am wrapping up a 30 year career in a field I want to leave. I have enough money that I can be picky in choosing the best retirement career for myself, but not enough money that I can stop working entirely. I have no idea what I want to do. What do you think would be the best retirement job?

There is no best and worst retirement job. Find something that you enjoy so that you are motivated to show up even after you retire. This will help you work on your passion and will also generate money.

I would like to ask my boss for a well-deserved salary raise but I am unsure how to approach such a negotiation. Help!

Be straight up with your boss and speak to him about all the work you’ve done to improve the organisation’s efficiency and productivity. Be diplomatic in approaching your salary raise but it worth going over your achievements with your boss.