Returning from Redundancy
Redundancy can be stressful time and sends you into sheer panic mode when you’re faced with the daunting task of finding a new job. It can often feel overwhelming on where to begin your job search when there are so many different ways.
CV – is yours up to date?
If you were employed at the same job for a long period of time your CV will not have been updated. Before you apply to any vacancies it is important that you get your CV updated. To begin, ensure that all your personal details are present and correct as this is how employers will contact you. Next, make sure your employment history is up to date.
Where to begin
Once you’ve got your CV sorted you can get set on your journey to employment! It’s hard knowing where to start when there are so many options out there. It’s all about finding what works best for you.
Sign up to an employment agency
Now, we’re not being biased but agencies are a great way to find work. Redundancy is difficult and signing up to an agency can help take the weight off of you. Employment agencies all specialise in different fields so search around for the one that best suits the role that you’re looking for. When you register with an employment agency you are put forward to their clients.
Job websites are a great way to find jobs in your area.
Keep an eye out for job adverts
Companies that are hiring will often advertise their vacancies on job sites, in newspapers and at the entrance of their building.
Make an appearance
You can go direct to employers and ask if they are hiring. If you know they are hiring and would like to apply for the vacancy, there is no harm in handing in your CV face-to-face. Going directly to the employer will give you the opportunity to present yourself and ask any questions you may have.
Good Luck in your new job search.