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Bouncing back from redundancy – employees perspective

7th August 2014

Whilst talking with two separate people recently at a networking event, both reluctantly and almost shamefully admitted having been made redundant in the past.

It struck me just how devastating this life event can be. It can leave the individual with feelings of failure, rejection, loss of status and associated loss of confidence, financial worries and sometimes hopelessness.

I remembered several years ago a family member calling me to let me know that they had just been made redundant, my immediate reaction was: Wow what an opportunity!

Being on the receiving end of a notice of redundancy means that you are now faced with several options [other than sinking] and with the best advice, help and support to point you in the right direction, this apparent negative situation, can be turned around into a positive.

Now is the time to grasp this opportunity with both hands and start the process of reaching your full potential.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do I really want to do?
  • What do I enjoy?
  • What am I good at?
  • Do I want to work for someone else?
  • Do I have a skill that could be turned into a business idea?
  • How am I going to turn this negative situation into a positive outcome?

This is the ideal time to:

  • Consider investigating re-training options
  • Turn to a recruitment consultant for advice, support and to offer ideas and direction, look for transferrable skills and opportunities and help you to re-structure your CV.
  • Book an appointment with Menta Suffolk to discuss possible business opportunities and provide information about free training and potential grants to help start you on the road to running your own business.

Which ever way your turn, you are not alone; there is help, support and advice out there.

The great thing is it provides you with an opportunity to take stock of your life, and give you the opportunity to decide the best way forward.

Now is the time to give serious thought to what you would like to do… and go for it!

On a final, positive note:
The great thing is that finally, and officially, the UK is out of recession and business in the UK, as a whole, is looking forward to a brighter future.

Sheila Blackmore
Bury Office 01284 277288