Being made redundant can be a devastating time, particularly if you thought you had a ‘job for life’. Sadly, it seems these are no more.
Working through the various emotions you feel following redundancy, is an important stage. These emotions may include anger, resentment, bitterness, or perhaps relief. Releasing negative emotions and coming to terms with what has happened is necessary to be able to move on.
Rebuilding self-esteem, self-worth and confidence is the next step. Even if you really wanted to leave the company, when it happens, it can be quite a blow. So being able to talk about what has happened in a positive way can take some effort and practice.
What next? Taking time to work out what you really want to do will help you get motivated to start taking action. Whether to stay in the same industry, try something new or even start your own business are important choices to make.
Having someone to support you through all these stages after redundancy is essential. If you don’t have that someone, then a career coach can make all the difference both to the speed you move through these stages and to the success you have in finding the right job for you.
If you or someone you know has been affected by redundancy, contact me to discuss career coaching support available. Having been through redundancy myself, I understand the emotions and challenges involved and I have had great success in supporting my clients in getting their dream jobs.