Remain Active, Remain Motivated During Redundancy

Hi Everyone.

Whilst you are redundant it is important to keep yourself active by:

  • Seeking work: Surf the web, go to the job centre, look in shop windows, buy the paper, talk to your contacts, upload your CV to job sites, contact agencies in your field of expertise, keep looking and never give up.
  • Applying for jobs: It may sound stupid but if you keep telling yourself there is no work out there, you will begin to believe it. There are jobs out there but there are more people going for the one vacancy and competition is at an all time high. Tailor your CV and Cover letter to the job for which you are applying, don’t just send out the same one to each employer. Potential employers are only interested in what you can do for them and their company and will soon pick up on anything that seems like it’s not applicable to them, putting you firmly in the rejected pile. Highlight your skills in relation to that specific role.  Do your research, sell your relevant skills and sell yourself.
  • Doing voluntary work:  Is a great way of learning new skills, boosting your self confidence and self esteem and is a fantastic addition to your CV. You are more likely to get work if you can prove to a potential employer that you are capable of work.
  • Hobbies and interests:  Make sure you pursue these.  It is important not to stagnate and become depressed.

To stay motivated, besides doing the above, you must set yourself realistic goals and tick them off when you have achieved each one. Without goals, you do not know where you are headed and you will never achieve your dreams. 

Remember – 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 April 29, 2012, in beatredundancyblues, C.V., cover letter, employment, job search, redundancies, Redundancy, unemployed, unemployment and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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