Rest, Relax and Recharge

Hi Everyone

It it often all too easy when you are redundant and battling with high volumes of competition, to run yourself in to the ground.

You must use the festive period to rest, relax and recharge your energy levels.  This is crucial if you want to get a head start on the new year and hit the ground running.

So come Christmas Eve make sure you have written a list of all the things you need to do in the first two weeks of the new year to put you ahead of the game where job hunting is concerned.

Your list should include the following:

  1. Sign on dates and times.
  2. The opening hours of your job centre.
  3. Any appointments with an employment advisor.
  4. Any closing dates for jobs you have applied for.
  5. Date and time of any interviews you may have.
  6. In order to follow up on applications already sent, you need to make a note of the dates when those companies return from their holidays.
  7. Start dates for any courses you have agreed to undertake or for any voluntary work you agreed to do.  With a list of items you need to take with you.
  8. In order to keep control of your finances, note any dates of benefit payments and list any upcoming outgoings.
  9. Note anything else that you need to do.
Then put the list in a safe place which you will remember, relax, put your feet up and forget about it over Christmas.  This is your time to pamper yourself, to be kind yourself and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.  You deserve it.
You only get one life.  Make sure it’s the happiest one it can be.
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 December 22, 2011, in employment, job search, redundancies, Redundancy, unemployed, unemployment and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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