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What to Do After You Get Fired or Made Redundant

First of all, understand the difference between being fired and being made redundant. You are fired because off poor performance, attitude, attendance, and a multitude of other reasons that reflect on your ability to perform your job properly.

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First of all, understand the difference between being fired and being made redundant. You are fired because off poor performance, attitude, attendance, and a multitude of other reasons that reflect on your ability to perform your job properly.

Redundancy does not reflect on your or your abilities. It is initiated when the business is not able to support its staff or if the actual job you were doing is no longer necessary for the good of the company. It is the job that is removed, and you, unfortunately, go with it. Regardless of why it happened, what do you do after you get fired or made redundant?

If you were given an inkling that this was going to happen before it actually does, start moving at once. You don’t want to miss any opportunities because of poor timing. Start seeking new employment as soon as possible, but make sure your resume is up to date and that you have references that are lined up to act when they are needed.

Make sure your cover letter is appropriate for the job you are seeking. Go online and look for websites that can help you hone your interview technique. You can also peruse the job market online, to see what is being offered, where, and the kind of pay you can expect. You need to do everything possible to be prepared.

Make sure your finances are taken care of. Your social security benefits, and any termination payments you are entitled to need to be checked out. Don’t forget to cover the insurance problem. You don’t want to be left uninsured. Will your company aid you in finding new employment if you were made redundant?

Figure out if your job helped you to acquire new skills that would benefit a different job. Use the unemployed time to increase skills in these new areas. Take only short courses that won’t tie you up when an opportunity arises.

Most important… do not take it personally if you are made redundant. These are hard times for everyone. You must be flexible and willing to take part time work until you find your coveted position.

Use the spare time to network, since jobs can come from the most unexpected places. Recruitment agencies, job fairs, and career counselors not only open your mind to new possibilities, but also get your name out there to be remembered.

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