How many people are prepared right now for an unexpected job loss? Are you? What does "being prepared" even mean?In my own career, I've was laid off four times by the age of 30. Yes, you read that right. Thankfully, I attacked my job searches pretty hard from day one and was never unemployed longer than five weeks. But that's not what happens to most people. Hardly anyone thinks about updating their resume or reconnecting with their network until they have to.I cannot urge you enough to be proactive and to always be vigilant in your career. Long-term job loss can cripple your finances, and not to mention your confidence.So what do you need to do to be prepared? Keep your resume updated. When you accept a new job, add it to your resume ASAP. Resumes are living, breathing documents. Same thing for your LinkedIn profile.Next, keep your network warm. Stay in touch with past colleagues, bosses, and friends. Check in with them every now and then, and not just when you need a job. That type of networking is far more authentic and effective. Networking is always most effective when it's considered part of your long-term strategy.And finally, work with a coach. My team and I can help you get your resume and LinkedIn profile up to date, brush up your interviewing skills, and sharpen your networking strategy. That way, when a job loss does come up, you'll be ready to hit the ground running and won't waste any time. And trust me, the coaching process will be much more effective if you aren't in a rush or in "crisis mode."