Redundancy

Written by Anne-Marie Jennings I've been on the 'hire me' treadmill and it’s been a while since I’ve contributed anything for you.   Mainly because I really haven’t had much to say. I have, of late, been fighting that heartless demon despair. I have been looking for a job for some time now, and the […]

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It has become the topic of conversation around the world; people are losing jobs at alarming rates. The incidence of depression on the increase; alcohol addictions, divorces grow along with the increases of job loss.

Ever attend a cocktail party and ask a person, “Tell me, who are you?” and the first response 99% of the time is to say what they do? How have we evolved to a point where the person no longer matters? Why do we define ourselves by a job rather than a life?

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What are your unique abilities? By sitting down and assessing your strengths and weaknesses, instances where you have excelled in the past and difficulties you encountered, you will have a clearer idea where to start looking for your next job

It is really important to not only identify your strengths to promote them to potential employers but also to keep your own value in perspective. Confidence is key. When you exude an air of self-belief it gives others permission to believe in you too. Of course the opposite is also true.

Your biggest asset is a positive outlook. See the redundancy as an opportunity to find a way to get even happier during your working life. If you can find a new role quickly you might also stay ahead financially. Wouldn’t that be great?

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Keep positive. You will find another job (if you want one). You have always found a job in the past. Look for evidence that supports your theory that a new role is on your horizon; friends finding new jobs, family members getting promotions, the amount of job vacancies that are being advertised in papers and on the internet. These are all clues that the world is still turning and that companies do indeed still hire people.

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