The Redundancy Guide
Take a deep breath

Redundancy is a difficult stage to find yourself in. The aim is to maintain focus. Take a step back and give yourself time to get to grips with the loss of your job.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years, not 2-3?

One of the most tempting options is to start applying for every job you see; this is not the most productive route. Once you have taken time for yourself, really consider what it is you want to do. Many people find that after redundancy, they want to move in a new direction. However you must maintain focus. Don't apply for a range of jobs with the off chance that your skills are transferable. Sticking to what you know and being targeted and streamlined in your approach is the best route to success.

  • Take time for you.
  • Do not apply for too many jobs at once - recruiters recognise serial appliers.
  • Take time over your CV - tailor it to the role you are applying for
  • Increase your chances by sticking to what you know - don't over stretch your skills.
  • Consider a change in direction. Where do you see yourself in 10 years not 2-3?
  • Keep up with a routine. Create a daily timetable that includes breaks.
  • Some short-term voluntary work, charity work or fundraising looks good on the CV.