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Are You Worried About Redundancy?

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Are you expecting news of redundancies at work?

Feeling worried about redundancy and general job loss is very normal at the moment?  It’s a troubling time. But if you can prepare yourself you will give yourself a better chance of moving forward, should your fears be realised.

Long before the actual day that redundancies occur there are usually clear signals that something is not as it should be.  You may have heard rumours.  You may know that work colleagues are being called to attend meetings for no clearly stated reason. 

Listen to the warning your instincts are giving you.

It may just be that your instincts are working well and you sense something is wrong.  On the other hand, HR may have told you to expect a reorganisation of the business … and doesn’t that set the cat amongst the pigeons!!  Once people are unsettled and feeling insecure you see the real character of those you are working with, and yourself too.

Whatever has made you feel concerned that redundancies may be coming now is the time to act.

1.  Know your redundancy entitlements and job loss support

Fairwork Australia offers wonderful information about your entitlements if your job is made redundant.  They also have great information to help you determine if you have been unfairly dismissed.

If you lose your job you will need to know about Job Seeker and the regulations around that payment. The Job Active site links people with jobs.

2. Prepare yourself for redundancy

It is a shock to find that your job is redundant and your services are no longer required.  There are several things you can do, but panicking is not one of them!  The better prepared you are the less you will be impacted by this situation and the faster you can move on to the next phase of your working life.

I invite you to read this article Facing Redundancy: 8 Things To Do If You Think Your Job Might Be Made Redundant

3. Update your resume

If you are worried about redundancy it is not wise to wait until you know what is happening to start updating your resume.  While you are still in the workplace think back over the work you have done. Take notes as you review files, talk to colleagues and read back over emails. Then update the master copy of your resume with all that you have achieved.  Of course that won’t be the version of resume you will submit. You will target your resume at the positions for which you apply.  But if you have all the information included in the master copy of your resume you can then choose what is appropriate to include for each application.

4. Career coaching will help you if you are worried about redundancy. 

Clarity Career Management offers Career Counselling and Career Coaching services.  These services will make a huge difference to your confidence as you make decisions about your future, as well as to the strategies that you will use to get your next job.

Our current “Covid Special” gives you access to our Career Renovation program at a fraction of the cost of a full career program with an experienced career practitioner. It also offers lots of additional support. Don’t drown in the negativity of unemployment. Give yourself the help you need to get through this period of time quickly and with a great outcome.

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