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Where To Do If You've Been Made Redundant

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

Worried about the rise in redundancy? We can help with what to do next!

In a recent article we read that Google's parent company Alphabet was one of the latest tech titans to announce major layoffs throughout the UK and beyond, alongside Microsoft, Spotify and Amazon. This news left many people concerned about the security of their jobs, which may spark the question 'what would I do if I was made redundant?'

If you've been directly affected by recent layoffs or feel concerned about the future of your career, don't panic! If this happens, it's important to remember it’s the job that’s no longer needed, not you. It could be something you saw coming, or for a lot of people right now it may have come as quite a shock. Either way, give yourself some time to allow it to sink in.

As disappointed, scared and angry as you may feel, being able to work through these emotions will allow you to approach the next steps with a clear head and determination rather than desperation. Even in the midst of economic pressures and instabilities, there are other businesses out there that need the knowledge, experience and skills you possess.

Keep on reading to find out the next steps you can take... 👇

💭 Consider where next

Have a good think about the type of job and company you’d like to work for. Equally, identify any deal breakers such as the salary or location. Consider your hobbies and interests. Do you have an analytical mind or have you always been a great writer? Find out what inspires you and use this time to move into a new career. Or maybe you want to consider a career in a different industry? We have new jobs live on our site in sectors such as IT, Accountancy, Sales & Marketing, HR, Legal, Business, Construction and more.

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📝 Polish up your CV and interview skills

If it’s been a long time since you applied for a job, your CV might need an update to accurately describe the relevant experience and skills you can offer today. Think of this as a chance to summarise what makes you the ideal candidate. Remember that a quality CV is concise and tailored to the precise role. Be selective about which details to include and then ask yourself: ‘does this highlight the best of my work and what I have to offer?’.

Now is also a good time to brush up on your interview skills and practice answers to standard questions, particularly how you’re going to talk in positive terms about your most recent role/redundancy. At VANRATH we also provide you with extensive interview preparations so don’t worry if you are feeling anxious, we’ll get you interview-ready!

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💡 Learn new skills and credentials

Start by being proactive by teaching yourself some new skills that will transform you into a more desirable candidate. Whatever your area of work, there are skills to be learned and free courses you can take. Additionally, hone in on your technical, creative and interpersonal skills to increase your area of expertise! Be sure to include your new skills on your CV so employers know how you’ve used your extra time.

👩💻 Connect and network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most popular platforms to find potential candidates in a world that’s going digital. So, if you don’t have a profile already – create one today! If it’s not up to date, give it a refresh. In a recent article below, our expert consultants gave their best tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.

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📲 Call on the experts!

Get in touch with us! It’s free and we have jobs that you wouldn’t find otherwise. We are the experts when it comes to a tailored/proactive search and will be on hand to offer support before any interviews – from information about the process itself to which companies align with your goals and even what to wear to your upcoming interview. We will also be able to give you feedback on your CV and comments from prospective employers until you’ve secured your dream job!

Finally, stay positive

It can be easy in the current climate to slip into a negative hole of despair, especially when you’ve been made redundant. Follow our simple steps and don’t give up – you never know, your dream job could be just around the corner.

We specialise in building career success stories and could help you build yours today. Read our Google reviews, follow us on LinkedIn and browse our website to see the many opportunities we have and explore more about VANRATH.

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