Ten ways to beat redundancy blues at Christmas

Hi Everyone.

I know what it’s like to be redundant as I have been made redundant twice and it can be especially depressing if you are out of work over the Christmas period.  With bills soaring and presents to buy it can seem like life is one big black hole.

You need to use Christmas to cheer yourself up and I am going to give you some tips on what you can do.

1)  Having people around you who care is invaluable.  Getting together with family and friends should be easier if they have time off work for Christmas.

2)  Make yourself put up the Christmas tree and decorations.  Having Christmassy things around you will cheer up your home.

3)  Shop within a budget.  As you are not working you have more time to look around for sale items and promotions.  Most retailers are having sales early.

4)  Save money by making your own cards, if you don’t have a printer and computer, the library should have one you can use for free.

5)  Shop at places like Poundland.  It’s the thought that counts.

6)  If you can’t afford to buy presents, try to make one, otherwise tell those people, they will understand.

7)  You could write an I Owe You and promise that when you do get a job you will buy a present for that person as a way of motivating yourself to get a job.

8)  You could take on a temporary job.  It’s a great way to gain extra experience, boost your career prospects and enhance your C.V.  A lot of shops look for temporary Sales Assistants which could lead to permanent employment.

9)  Try voluntary work, a lot of charity shops need extra help over the Christmas period as they often have an influx of unwanted gifts or of goods people are clearing out of their home to make way for those new items they receive as gifts.  It will boost your self-confidence, self-esteem and enhance your C.V.

10)  If you are feeling especially low, talking to someone impartial can help, phone the Samaritans, they are available 24/7 on:

UK: 08457 90 90 90*

ROI: 1850 60 90 90*


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: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Buy it from Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/BreakThroughTheBarriersOfRedundancyBook You can view my quirkybooks writing blog at http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com

Posted on December 9, 2011, in employment, job search, redundancies, Redundancy, unemployed, unemployment and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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