How to survive redundancy

Facing the prospect of redundancy can be one of the most difficult things you can encounter during your working career. Knowing where to turn for help and advice, worrying about the financial side of things and the knock to your confidence can all take their toll.

But you’re not alone, many employees come through redundancy unscathed and go on to have rewarding careers elsewhere.

Here’s a few tips on surviving redundancy and taking the next steps towards a bright, new career.

Seek advice from the experts

There’s absolutely nothing wrong in taking advice from a third party in the event of redundancy. As much as your employer might be helping you during this challenging time, it’s your right to seek support from the various third party organisations out there to ensure that you’re getting 100% of the advice and help that your entitled to.

Organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau have teams dedicated to employees facing or going through redundancy, so take the time to get in touch with them to discuss your circumstances and find out if there’s anything else they can do to help.

ACAS provide lots of useful advice to help you through your redundancy and what to expect from your employers during the process. Visit ACAS to find out more.

Get job ready

The main concern for many people facing redundancy is money. Losing paid employment for any reason can be a highly stressful situation, but add on top the fact that your confidence has taken a big blow and you’ll feel even more lost.

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of help out there to get you ready for the jobs market and help you regain any confidence you might have lost. Our advice service helps jobseekers give their CV’s a tune up and with the help of a qualified and experienced, you’ll receive expert advice on the many opportunities available that suit your individual needs and career aspirations. Click here to read our blog with tips to help you get ready to snap up your next dream job.

Consider your options

For many people who are facing redundancy, it often opens up the opportunity to take stock of their career so far and gives them the time to reflect on what they might want to do differently in the future.

Instead of seeing redundancy as the end of the line, use it as a positive change. There’s so many career opportunities out there that can utilise transferrable skills in different roles or industries so it might be a good idea to consider a new career path.

Seek out a reputable recruitment agency who will help you uncover a wide range of positions you might never have considered before to make use of your current skills.

Speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable recruitment specialists today on 01782 338787 or more career help and redundancy career advice. Don’t forget to submit your updated CV with us too.