CHANCE TO DO MORE FOR YOU REDUNDANCY A TIME TO REINVENT
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.”