CHANCE TO DO MORE FOR YOU RE­DUN­DANCY A TIME TO REIN­VENT

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CAREER ONE - Laura Tri­este MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STAN­DARD, Wed­nes­day, July 29, 2015

NO MAT­TER how com­monly the word re­dun­dancy comes up, it is al­ways un­pleas­ant when it hap­pens.

In the midst of un­cer­tainty, it can be hard to see the sil­ver lin­ing at first, but with hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion, it can be an op­por­tu­nity to rein­vent your­self.

Ca­reer ex­pert and psy­chol­o­gist Suzie Plush has seen this hap­pen many times.

Through her out­place­ment ser­vices at Suzie Plush Con­sult­ing, she has watched clients go from deal­ing with the shock and loss of con­fi­dence to find­ing new suc­cess.

“I had a client who fi­nally took the op­por­tu­nity to move to Europe,” she said.

“Some peo­ple have a dream to start a small busi­ness but they haven’t known how to go about it.” tu­nity to move dif­fer­ent area?’.”

Ms Plush said it is vi­tal to be proac­tive and find ways to stand out.

“Get your re­sume pro­fes­sion­ally tai­lored, make sure you are on LinkedIn and at­tend net­work­ing events,” she said.

“Think of the com­pa­nies that you’ve al­ways ad­mired and ap­proach them di­rectly.

“Call up and in­tro­duce your­self, be­cause then the em­ployer can get a feel for your com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.”

It is also im­por­tant not to sell your­self short.

“Some­times peo­ple don’t ap­ply for roles be­cause they feel like they don’t have 100 per cent of the skills re­quired,” Ms Plush said.

“If you have 80 per cent, still ap­ply, but make sure you tai­lor your ap­pli­ca­tion for ev­ery job.”

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