Ten rules for dealing with redundancy

Mark Robins, associate director of Morgan Hunt Recruitment details how to turn a threat into an opportunity.

According to figures from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, there was a 226% increase in the number of redundancies between May 2009 and the same period last year. Being made redundant can come as a harsh blow and can be a huge dent to one’s self esteem, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and steer your career in the right direction.

  • Deal with the current situation
  • Get focused
  • Manage your time
  • Review your key skills
  • Review your CV
  • Register with agencies
  • Apply direct
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Network like a professional
  • Keep at it.

Try to remember that it isn’t all doom and gloom. Many organisations, particularly in the health and education sectors, are keen to capitalise on the glut of quality candidates out there who may not have been available in more prosperous times.

Some of these burgeoning areas have shown a definite increase in demand for candidates in the finance function and these organisations are now considering candidates with a private sector background. By following the above rules, you’ll give yourself the best possible chance of capitalising on these new opportunities as they arise.

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Mark Robins in associate director at Morgan Hunt Recruitment.
Email: mark.robins@morganhunt.com

 

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