Redundancy is a shock that unfortunately many of us will face at some point in our lives. It’s tough to deal with and of course it can bring with it many negative emotions and thoughts. However, it can also be just the push you need to get more out of your work life! It is a great opportunity for you to take a step back, reassess and reprioritise what you want your career to look like going forward. We have put together some tips on how to bounce back from redundancy bigger and better than before!

Take time to re-evaluate

It’s so tempting to rush right into the next opportunity that comes along, but don’t be too hasty, you’re looking for really right not nearly right when it comes to your next job. Try to take time to decide what the right role is for you at this point in your life – what do you enjoy doing? What are your strengths? Which tasks would you prefer to avoid?

Right job, wrong sector?

Let your search widen to sectors that you may not have previously worked in. There may be a sector that you have always wanted to work in, but maybe the timing has never been right. Now could be the right time. Would you need to retrain to move into a new sector? Can you take a drop in salary to go into a more junior role and train on the job? Do your research – talk to people working in the sector, explore roles online, and attend networking and conferences. This should give you a good idea of whether this is the right move for you.

Ask a professional

Recruitment agencies can be hugely helpful in kick starting your path back to work. It is useful to talk to agencies that offer roles in a number of sectors so you can explore several different options. A good recruitment consultant is a very useful tool in your job search toolkit. They will not only talk to you about roles, they will also offer valuable advice and support on a range of subjects including interview tips, CV writing and much more.

 

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