Losing your job is one of the hardest challenges most people will face, even if they are volunteers. It can be a shock, a challenge to everything you have taken for granted and can cause upheaval in every aspect of your life. Yet it is possible to move on successfully and this book is about how to make the transition as short and easy as possible whatever your age or experience. It answers questions such as:
How do I keep my dignity and self-esteem through the process of being given the news?
How do I get the best possible deal and exit with aplomb?
How much will it matter to a new employer that I have been made redundant?
What is the best way of seizing the opportunity to redesign my life and career?
What about money worries while Iâ€™m looking for a new job?
How much do social media matter in job-searching? Which job-search techniques really work and which are a waste of time?
What about freelance and interim work?
About the Author
Jenny Rogers is one of the UK's most experienced coaches. She has successfully coached many hundreds of people through career crises, trains other coaches, has published widely on career themes and has been a frequent contributor to BBC Radio.
Foreword by Cary L. Cooper About the author Acknowledgements Introduction Ten top tips for managing redundancy 1. The shock Why redundancy hurts and how to shorten the time to adjustment 2. Emergency advice How and why it is so important to protect your reputation and well-being during the immediate process of being given the news; how to exit with grace 3. Getting help Finding a range of helpers and getting the most out of them 4. How did this happen? Understanding why redundancy has happened, including what individuals may have contributed 5. Follow the money Working out where your money is going; implementing a 'Scrimper's Charter' 6. What you want, what you offer Why it matters it see yourself as a brand. Assessing your whole life not just work, identifying what a dream job would look like 7. Thinking beyond your taken-for-granteds The importance of not getting stuck on fixed ideas about your next job; where and how you might compromise 8. Job-search: what really works Getting past unhelpful myths about job search. How to understand and exploit the informal jobs market; using social media 9. Powerful CVs The role of a CV in job-search, and how to construct a CV that has impact 10. Secrets of success at the interview De-mystifying the job interview; understanding the process from the employer's perspective; managing nervousness; preparation that counts 11. The alternative life Exploring new types of career and life: freelance, interim and portfolio working