Redundancy is an opportunity not to be missed!

Hi Everyone

When you are made redundant, it hurts.  If you loved your job it hurts all the more.  You can feel confused, hurt, lost, vulnerable, insecure, upset and even betrayed.  For some people it can be a downward into depression and for some they feel their life isn’t worth living……..

Stop – Stop this right now.

These feelings are all natural given the circumstances which have been thrust upon you.  Believe me, I know what it is like, I have been there, twice.

You have to acknowledge these feelings and allow them to take their course, but not allow them to take over you.

Treat redundancy as an opportunity to:

Consider these options:
  • Turn your hobbies into a job by starting your own business, there are many free seminars you can attend and free information available on the internet
  • Take a course at college, university, or through distance learning for example with the Open University
  • Doing voluntary work or work experience gives you the perfect opportunity to explore different job roles before you make the leap
Whatever you decide to do, you must – stay positive.
Sandra Bellamy

About Quirky Books

Published Author of BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK - AN A-Z 'HOW TO' GUIDE and How To Get Started With Twitter For Absolute Beginners, A Step-By-Step Guide and Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories: Love, Life and Sex, ACElebration of Asexual Diversity. In a nutshell, my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book is a complete A-Z system for getting back into work, and a comprehensive guide about how you can recover from the devastating effects of redundancy to live the life of your dreams. Although this book is predominantly aimed at redundant workers, the content will prove equally useful to jobseekers or anyone looking to change careers for whatever reason. This book provides eighty benefits and covers twenty-six aspects of redundancy. It’s a system because each of the chapters is broken down into ‘5 components of redundancy’. You need to master all components in order to give you the best chance of success at getting back into work. Because this book takes a holistic view of redundancy, one of the key elements to master first of all is wellbeing skills, before progressing through exploring what options are available to you and later, learning the practical job skills. This book is different because it does not just focus on one element of redundancy, but on the many barriers you need to conquer if you are to successfully get back into work, I show you how to deal with the inner trauma and turmoil of being made redundant (health and wellbeing skills), before focusing on the practical elements such as job skills, and deciding on your future path. I have worked in management roles for seven years. Part of my management duties entailed interviewing, recruiting, training and coaching staff and I took part in every aspect of the recruitment process from placing the advert to completing staff inductions and training. I have also experienced the other side of the recruitment process, when I was applying for work and being interviewed for jobs whilst redundant. I have been made redundant twice and each time managed to successfully work my way back up the career ladder. It is from experience that I have gained insight into both points of view and I am able to help others. This book is the first Quirky Book that I published and it's under my own imprint of Quirky Books. It's unique and groundbreaking because it combines two genres, an A-Z Guide with a How To book. Each of its A-Z chapters is about an element of redundancy, and within each chapter it explains how to do things related to that element to break though your barriers of redundancy and beat your redundancy blues. That’s what makes it a quirky book. Buy it from Amazon UK: Buy it from Amazon USA: Like on Facebook You can view my quirkybooks writing blog at

Posted on October 26, 2011, in job search, redundancies, Redundancy, unemployed, unemployment and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. If you need any more ideas on moving forward after redundancy please take a look at

    • Hi Caroline

      Thank you for contacting me. It is always great to hear from a like minded individual.

      I have had a look at your site and I particularly like the section titled “after redundancy.”

      It is fantastic to hear how redundancy has changed the lives of so many people, for the better. Their stories are a true inspiration to all of us.

      Maybe we can work together in the future to build a better one?

      Stay positive.

      Sandra Bellamy

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