Redundancy can happen to anyone during their career but sadly with events over the past year a lot more people have been facing redundancy. If you are in this position and you are finding your confidence slipping here are my top 5 tips for helping your confidence during this challenging time.
5 Tips for Maintaining your confidence during a Redundancy:
- Remind yourself that it is your role that is being made redundant and not personal. As hard as it can feel, this is not a personal thing, especially given the current circumstances. Where possible try to remove the personal element from the situation.
- Not just for now but going forward, collate past references, appraisal feedback, testimonials etc to remind yourself of how good you are in your role. It will not only help to build your confidence but is also great for inspiration for updating your cv, looking for jobs and preparing for interviews.
- Get support – whether from trusted colleagues, friends, or family. Talk to your trusted support network as you go through the process as it often helps to share what is happening and they may be able to give advice or at least be a shoulder to lean on. Remember that you can also take someone with you to the consultation meetings – check your Company’s policy as to who this could be.
- Make a list of your achievements, not just inside work but outside as well; another great confidence booster.
- Remember that consultation meetings are two way – its also your opportunity to ask questions and put forward any suggestions you may have to avoid redundancy (your companion can remind you during the meetings and help you prepare beforehand).
If you are facing redundancy and is it causing you to question if you are in the right career Contact Me to arrange a free discovery call to find out if my Cracking Career Change Programme or any elements of it is a good fit for you to gain clarity and inspiration to put together a plan to move forward onto your new career path.
The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this blog are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this blog. Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this blog. Claire Bolsover disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this blog.