Dealing with losing your job
Also known as redundancy - losing your job can happen to anyone whether you have a weekend, part-time, seasonal or full-time job. However there are some things that can help you deal with losing your job.
- It is not your fault.
- What people did next.
- Tips on what you can do next.
- Contact the National Career Service.
Unfortunately through no fault of your own, an employer or company decides to make you redundant because they:
Need to save money by employing less staff. This could be effected by other factors liek a drop in customer orders or economic recession.
Are relocating to another part of the country (or the world) or another business has 'brought out' your employer. In both instances, you may be offered a new position in the new organisation.
Have decided to stop trading or have gone out of business
Don't panic - remember it is not your fault and if you did well in your last job, then you can improve and get better in another job. So think positive and start job hunting.
Update your CV with details of your last job and what you did well, what you can offer and examples of the work you did. If you do not have a CV create your own at CV Builder.
Contact businesses or organisations in the same sector asking to be considered for any future positions and / or if they have a Facebook or Twitter page, join them to keep up to date.
Keep in contact with other staff who worked for the same employer. They may be aware of other job opportunities in Suffolk or similar sector.
Think about starting a course or training in something related to your last job or re-train in something new.
Try volunteering to help learn new skills while you are still looking for work.
Call the national careers information and advice helpline on 0800 100 900 every day 8am – 10pm.