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Finding a Job After Redundancy

It’s been a tough 12 months and many people are facing redundancy or been made redundant.  There is a lot of insecurity out there.   The furlough scheme will end eventually and there will be many more facing redundancy when it does.  Arden Personnel have put together some advice on what to do if you are one of the people made or facing redundancy.

Don’t stay down for long

Redundancy is one of the top ten most stressful things that can happen to you.  It can really knock your confidence and it can really demotivate you and leave you feeling down.  You have to remember it isn’t your fault and it is something you can’t control in your life.  You are of course entitled to feel down, it’s a really hard event to come to terms with but there will be other opportunities for you.

Use the situation

This could be the situation you need to consider a career change, think about what you really want to do.  Don’t accept the first job offer that comes along, take time to decide what you really want to do.  Of course, there is the financial aspect but if you are in a position to do so, really think about the kind of job you would now like.

Consider re-training

How did you feel in your role? Were you fulfilled? Maybe redundancy could be the kick you needed to think about a new career. Don’t be put off by how long re-training will take, it’s never too late to learn new things.  Think of it as an investment in your future self.


Catch up with connections, be active on LinkedIn.  Word of mouth is paramount and often the best way to find jobs that aren’t necessarily being advertised.

Don’t let it take over your life 

When you are ready to start job hunting, it’s so easy to let it become a full time job and you should definitely be working on it every week day.  However, it can be stressful so don’t burn yourself out.  Take breaks and keep your weekends for spending time with family and interests, otherwise you won’t be giving your best when you are job hunting.  Also remember that most Recruiters can spend less than 20 seconds skimming through a CV, so having a strong CV is really important. Think about your strengths and make sure you adapt your CV to the role.  This is really important.  You can download our CV Tips here

Set yourself daily and weekly objectives and this will keep you motivated.  Set goals to how many applications you are going to make and which sectors will you research?  Be persistent and it will pay off.

Be Positive

Even though it can be really hard at times, try to keep positive.  A positive attitude will take you a long way.  Make sure you are eating well and exercising to keep your mental health well.  Make a list of positive statements about yourself and what you excel at.

If you would like any help from us or just a chat about your situation, give us a call on 01789 532220 or you can look at our jobs anytime at

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From The Arden Personnel Team