How to deal with redundancy!

Don’t take it personally

In 2018 many organisations took the decision to making people redundant for various reasons. In 2019 I have no doubt that it will continue but these are all to do with the changing world around us and the impact on employment.


Companies are going in different directions and must react to change to survive.  Make sure you understand the reasons of the company, try and remove the emotion as you do not want to harbour any negativity towards your old company or burn your bridges.


Do not panic

Take your time to work through the redundancy, understand your rights and your package, that way you can sit down and plan your finances and time line.


It is very common for me to meet candidates who have been made redundant from long-term jobs who have rushed into their next permanent role only to leave shortly afterwards as it was not for them.  If you must go straight into another job but are not sure what you want to do, try temping.  It will open your mind to different organisations and cultures and as it is only temporary you will not be committed for longer than the booking.


Think about you after redundancy

So, you are unexpectantly looking for a new job, is it time to make a long over-due change?  Is this time to change your career or maybe study to improve your existing skill set?


Things happen for a reason so take stock of your situation and really look around you, sometimes, redundancy is a catalyst to send people in a different direction, is it for you?


The scary CV   

For people coming out of a long-term job, you probably haven’t even thought of a cv for many years, see if you can get a copy of your job description to help build your cv, if not I would suggest sitting down with a pen and paper and writing down all of your daily duties as they come to mind, then look at your transferrable skills, we all have them and they are very useful to other companies.


CV’s are not scary, it’s just a selling tool, I can help if you have the basics.


Be Positive

“A change is as good as a rest” once you have absorbed the situation and recognised that this is not a reflection on you as a person you can start to look forward.  This is a new chapter in your life for you to embrace.


Decide where you want to take your career, plan how you are going to do it and what you need and go out there and get it!!