Staying Positive After Redundancy
Been made redundant and unsure what to do next? Uncertainty and change can be unsettling, particularly after being made redundant.
When unexpectedly made redundant it can be a stressful and confronting time. It’s natural to feel shock, denial and then anger and depression, before finally arriving at acceptance. It’s a grieving process.
Being made redundant is not something to be ashamed of, it’s best to frame it in a positive light. It’s not about saying “I’ve been made redundant”, but, “the company made some changes”, and it’s a time to embrace the change and move forward with new opportunities.
It could be the perfect time to look at options, is there a career change or transition you’ve been postponing?
How do you want to act on that decision?
Is there anything else in your life that you’d like to ‘redesign’? Work hours, flexibility, location. Seeing the change as an opportunity will encourage positivity.
Use this time as an opportunity to build new connections. Humans need connection, humans are also (mostly) genuinely keen to help people. Who can you connect with via LinkedIn, phone, email, face-to-face who supports your career?
Put together a list and take action. What do you need to do to keep moving forward post redundancy? CV update, LinkedIn update, loading CV to job sites, apply for jobs, speak with recuiters? Ticking items off the list will help you feel good.
Above all, working on mindset during a challenging time can be hard, but try to see the situation as an opportunity and maintain your right to be selective about your future.
Hang in there, it won’t be long before you’ll be on the way to your new future.
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