Being made redundant is one of the toughest challenges to face in this current climate and although losing your job is hard to handle, it’s important to try and remain proactive. A redundancy can be a key turning point in your life and here’s our step by step guide on what to do next:
Firstly, don’t take it personally
Redundancy can seriously dent your confidence, but it’s important to remember that the pandemic has had a global economic impact – losing a job is something that could happen to anyone and is through no fault of your own. Working towards changing your perspective of the situation will impact the way you handle your job search.
Develop a redundancy budget plan
Redundancy will have an impact on your finances and it’s important to manage your money wisely. Develop a household budget plan that reflects your current circumstances to better understand what you can cut back on and to prioritise bills. Creating a budget plan also allows you to see how far your salary or redundancy package will stretch, which then gives you a realistic timeframe to find a new job.
Create or update your CV
A hiring manager will want to see a copy of your CV and you should have a basic CV ready to go when an opportunity arises. Ask your former employer for a reference to attach to your CV and ensure it is easily scannable by using bullet points and a clear professional font. If you’re unsure on how to create a CV, we have created an easy how-to guide to get you started.
Prepare to be flexible
During the pandemic, flexibility in your job search is crucial. You should be prepared to work outside of your current industry and seize temporary opportunities to help you get your career back on track. Staying open to every possibility will not only strengthen your skillset, but it will increase your chances of employment.
Get in touch with a recruiter
Staying open to opportunities will significantly widen your search but it can also feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve been in your old job for some time. In these challenges times, it’s well worth getting in touch with a recruiter and utilising their expert career advice. They can tell you which skills are in the highest demand and identify industries or sectors with job opportunities right now.
Pertemps works with many leading clients that are looking for staff in a variety of roles, from Customer Service Advisors and Care Assistants to HGV Drivers and Warehouse Operatives – too name a few. Have a friendly chat with one of your local consultants or take a look at the live jobs on our website right now.