Being made redundant can be very scary for the person involved. Worries about money and not finding a new job can cause sleepless nights and seemingly endless stress. But in the words of Jane Wann, an adviser with Inspira, redundancy can be an opportunity to rethink your future career.
REMEMBER IT'S NOT YOU, IT’S THE JOB
When you are facing redundancy, your self-esteem can take a hard tumble, but it's worth reminding yourself that it's the job that is being made redundant, not you. Your skills and experience are valuable, and you must remember that when self-doubt sets in.
GET INTO THE RIGHT MINDSET & CREATE A JOB SEEKING STRATEGY
Armed with the knowledge that it is not you, but the job, think about your job seeking strategy. What are your skills, what are you passionate about? Can contacts and colleagues help? Forming a plan of action can really help you move towards your next job.
GO AND SEE A NATIONAL CAREERS ADVISER
Many people use redundancy as a stepping-stone to find a better job or even to change career or to become self-employed. Talking to a professional career guidance adviser is a great way to help you understand your strengths and to become focused in your decisions regarding your career.
If you or someone you know is facing redundancy, why not explore your options. To make an appointment for careers guidance contact Inspira by phone, social media or through the website.