You’ve been made redundant, lost your job so what do you do next?
Being made redundant can create a mixture of feelings. First of all there’s the shock. In fact after the shock there will be a raft of emotions from denial, anger, depression and bargaining before reaching acceptance of your situation. During this time you could be encouraged to share your emotions with your family, friends and colleagues.
One of your priorities during this time is to take stock – take stock of your finances and to take stock of yourself.
Being made redundant can be an opportunity.
Take this time to focus on what you really want to do next. Is getting a job doing what you have always done what you really want to do? Or, could you do something similar that you might enjoy more?
Transferable skills for the redundant
Identifying your abilities, skills and attributes along with your career interests will help you decide on whether to remain in the same type of role or whether it is indeed transferable and you could find your dream role in something completely different.
Self-report questionnaires, inventories and worksheets are great simple and easy tools to help you identify your strengths and characteristics. These exercises, once collated, can give a redundant person back their self-esteem to ensure that they are well prepared for the road ahead, and that their inner resources are well documented.
Once made redundant, you can use your days effectively by building a powerful CV, setting a strategy for your job search and focusing clearly on where you want your next job to be.
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