So far we have looked in detail at the practicalities surrounding being made redundant but it is important to be aware of the psychological impact that redundancy may have on you.
Unfortunately, many people are being made redundant each year and no sector is safe from this. Redundancy is usually caused by falling profits, increased competition, takeovers, technological advances or even poor management. In essence, factors that are beyond your control.
The most important thing to remember when faced with redundancy is not to take it personally; the job was made redundant not you. It does not reflect on you as a worker and should not be cause for shame or embarrassment. You should focus on moving forwards rather than looking back.
It is easy to slip into negative thought patterns after losing your job, particularly if it is a position you have held for sometime. We tend to wrap up our identity in our job and spend so much of our life working that losing our job can feel like a bereavement. This grief can easily lead you to self blame and anger. It is common to feel like you will not find another job or that you are somehow worthless.
Negative thoughts can prove to be very destructive so it is key that you remain positive. This is easier said than done but there are a number ways you can help yourself in this area. Focus on the positives of your situation. Is there something you always wanted to do? Could you use this opportunity to retrain (see Article 4 for more information on this)? Have you felt that you could receive a better salary or more job satisfaction from another job?
Try to be constructive. Make a list of relevant companies that you might want to approach, register with recruitment agencies and job boards (see Article 5 for more information on this). Make a list of your strengths to remind yourself why you would make a good employee as confidence is appealing to a potential employer. By focusing on the future and the opportunities available to you, you are much more likely to find employment quickly.
Finally, it is important to know that it is natural to feel upset by being made redundant. You may find yourself shocked at the level of emotion you actually feel when faced with this situation but you should remember that you won’t be alone in feeling this way. If you find that your feelings are preventing you from moving forward or you would like to talk to someone do not be ashamed about seeking professional help from your doctor or a counseling service.
You may find the following numbers useful:
The following organisations are based in, or near to Guildford and may be able to help you with some of the issues discussed in this article - we hope you find them to be useful.
If you contact any of these organisations, please mention that you found their details on AllGuildfordJobs.com - thank you.
Could you help our visitors? To have your organisation listed here (for free) - please send us a message
Much of the advice on our website has been kindly provided by local companies and organisations for which we are very grateful - could you offer some advice to our visitors in return for some free coverage on our website? If so please get in touch here as we'd love to hear from you.
We work with experts in and around our local area to provide useful information relating to careers advice - we hope you will find these articles to be helpful. You can view our news news archive here
Once your redundancy is dealt with and any retraining has been undertaken you will probably need to find a new job. This can seem daunting, particularly if you have not had to look for a newread more
When we hear the word 'redundancy' it is natural to think of the impact that it will have on the person being made redundant with out regard for the difficulties inflicted upon the employerread more
Do you know the tax implications of receiving a redundancy package and how to avoid paying unnecessary tax? If you are going to find yourself struggling financially do you know how to lessenread more
Do you know what redundancy package you are likely to receive? Do you know what the government stipulated minimum package is? As well as detailing the legal and financial aspects we willread more
Do you feel like you’ve lost your identity and can’t stop feeling negative? It is not only the practicalities of redundancy that need to be addressed. Redundancy can also have a massiveread more
We've been asking local employers for tips on what to do in an interview – and, of course, what not to do! Here are our top 10 not to do in that all-important job interview.read more
Have you thought about a new career or improving upon the skills you currently have? In this article we will offers tips and advice on increasing your 'employability' through courses andread more
It's too easy to start looking in the job section of the paper and applying for everything that has an attractive salary, car or any other perks, before falling into this trap, be reallyread more
When attending interviews it's always good to be up to date with what's happening in the local business and employment sector - we hope you'll find these selected news articles interesting
England’s Environment Agency has announced it will be axing an estimated 1500 jobs from the flood protection department as part of an organisation restructure. The news comes amidst the country’s latest flood warnings, which sees some parts facing severe winds, torrential rain and major flooding. Several rivers have already burst their banks, and there are currently 188 flood warnings across the country. ..read more
Earlier this year, Guildford was announced as the third best place to be job seeking in the UK, with over 1.4 jobs on offer per job seeker. The wages for jobs in Guildford are also considerably higher than in other parts of the ..read more
The south of England has seen a rise in the number of construction jobs available over the past year. There has always been a big difference in the number of job opportunities found in the south compared to that in the north of ..read more
The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford has announced cuts are to take place across the organisation, with an estimated 30 jobs lost as a result.The hospital is in talks to discuss options moving forward and is liaising ..read more
A new project was launched earlier this year to tackle the problem of youth unemployment and to help support those on job seekers in Guildford. The project involves a number of local organisations working together to provide ..read more
What does your CV say about you?
Guildford is the third best city in the UK to search for a job
A positive attitude is a vital aspect to your job hunt
Final concert for Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
Guildford railway station conflict with plans for new offices
Guildford Waitrose plans challenged
What not to do in your Guildford job interview
Top 4 questions asked at job interviews for Guildford job seekers
Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Guildford
The Recruitment Process to Fill your Guildford Job
How can you find the right Guildford job for you?
What is different about looking for jobs today in Guildford compared to 10 years ago
Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Guildford
Looking for a second job in Guildford?
University of Surrey / Guildford College
Public Sector jobs in Guildford
Information on local newspapers covering Guildford
Example CV for people applying for jobs in Guildford
CV Tips for landing that perfect job in Guildford
The leading training provider in this region often getread more
Now that your perfect CV has landed a meeting with your would-be employers, you won't want your personal presentation skills to let you down. So here, Lorraine Ragosa-Rout of First4Personnelread more