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The Redundancy and Career Support Hub

Helping our customers through redundancy and career changes, and into the new future

We understand that many people have been affected by redundancy or changes to their careers recently. We want to ensure that our customers get the help and support you need as you transition into the next chapter of your career journey.

 

We’ve created a toolkit with advice and tips to help you stand out from the crowd and grab the next job opportunity with both hands. From building your brand to CV writing, we’ve got you covered, and we’ve even spoken to others who have been through the same journey.

 

Having been made redundant seven times, our Social Communications Executive Tom Ford shares some words of wisdom that have seen him come out of redundancy with a positive outlook:

 

Redundancy is never easy, but it teaches you your own values. You have to keep in mind that it is never personal, and you shouldn’t take it to heart. I always found surrounding myself with people who are going through a similar experience really positive, as it gave me a sense of community and helped me get through it.

Communications Executive, Tom Ford
Making notes to start the job search after being made redundant

1. Changing jobs? Your future starts now

 

  • Understanding where you are on the change curve
  • Emotional survival tactics
  • How to manage emotions
Writing notes and editing her CV

2. Your guide to personal branding

 

  • What is a personal brand and why do you need one?
  • How do you create your own personal brand?
  • Creating your CV
Developing a social media presence

3. Develop your social media presence

 

  • What type of information to put on social media
  • The role of the profile picture
  • Using your connections
Using video resources to train and boost skills

4. Enhance your skills

  • SMART objectives and how to apply them
  • Three resources to help learn new skills
Applying for jobs

5. Let the job search begin

  • How to find a role for you
  • Things to consider when applying for jobs
  • Interview tips from an expert

 

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Change can be good

 

Being made redundant can have a massive impact on your mental wellbeing but, as Ben explains, sometimes change is good.

 

Discover Ben's story of going through the redundancy process, how he dealt with it, and how he came out the other side with a new outlook.