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Unemployment Sucks!

Hi Everyone

It’s official, unemployment sucks!

With the poor state of our current economy, companies going into administration, others closing a number of stores or offices and some being taken over, the future it would seem, is one of uncertainty, apprehension and instability.

So what can you do?

You can start taking control of your life.  You need to:

1)  Assess your current financial situation and adjust your expenditure accordingly.

2)  Get help and support from family and friends.

3)  If depression is setting in, do something about it before it spirals out of control.  You must stay positive at all costs.  No one wants to employ someone who seems unhappy and in turmoil.

3a)  Consider talking to your doctor.

3b)  Seeing a councillor is a great way to express how you feel in an impartial environment.  Don’t wait for your doctor to suggest it, get help now!  Don’t be ashamed.

If you take action now, you will be able to recover more speedily, increasing your chances of being able to get a job quicker, because you will be more focused, in a better frame of mind and more able to cope with whatever an interviewer throws at you.

3c)  If you feel like you can’t cope, contact the Samaritans on 08457 909090.  Their website is www.samaritans.org


4)  Quality rather than quantity, is the key to getting responses from job applications. Spend time targeting them to each individual job.  Remember you only get out what you put in.  EFFORT brings REWARDS.

If you want more useful advice, soon you will be able to visit my new website beatredundancyblues.com, launching in the near future.

In the meantime, stay positive.

Sandra Bellamy


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beatredundancyblues.com – something for everyone

Hi Everyone

I noticed someone has voted one star for my last post.  To this person I want to say thank you for taking an interest in beatredundancyblues.com  I can see I have a lot of work to do to prove to you my site will be worth a visit but it is a challenge I look forward to.  I know I am not going to please all of the people all of the time but  I believe when you see the site, you will be pleasantly surprised, as it will contain lots of useful information all in one place.  Your one stop resource for everything redundancy.

From practicalities such as job searching and interview skills, to looking after your physical and mental wellbeing, beatredundancyblues.com will have something for everyone.

I have been busy attending business meetings and researching for beatredundancyblues.com  as well as designing it’s layout and content.  My motto is, if a job is worth doing it’s worth doing well and that is why beatredundancyblues.com is still being constructed and will be with you soon.

If you have any ideas for what you would like to see included in this website, please get in touch by leaving a comment here or by emailing me at beatredundancyblues@beatredundancyblues.com or through my Contact Form via quirkybooks.net  I value your feedback and I will reply to you personally.

In the meantime, stay positive.




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Coming soon beatredundancyblues.com

Hi everyone.

To go with the launch of this Blog you will soon be able to visit its’ invaluable website beatredundancyblues.com

The website will provide:

  • Access to job sites
  • Interview advice
  • Contact details for counselling organisations
  • Help in looking after your personal wellbeing
  • Time management skills

Watch this space…………………………………………………………………………

Stay positive.