How to handle redundancy: Finding a job in 2023

Redundancy finding a job

Redundancies can be scary for anyone, but especially when you’ve not had to try and find a job for a few years. With all the uncertainty in the market right now, you might be feeling slightly apprehensive about searching for something new, but we’re here to help.

We’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve that will help you to find the perfect job for you.

1) Network
Networking is like Marmite for some people, you either love it or hate it. The thing is, networking is a great way of forming new relationships and building connections.

If you attend networking events in your desired field, you will be surrounded by people who want similar things to you and who also may be able to put you in touch with useful people – perhaps even employers who are recruiting.

2) Tell people who you are
People need to know who you are and what experience you have. Throwing your CV on a job site is all well and good, but it doesn’t make you as visible to potential employers as you could be.

LinkedIn is the holy grail when it comes to searching for a job and it’s a great way of building your online presence.

We’ve got tips for creating your LinkedIn profile here.

3) Do your homework
We know that redundancies can be very stressful and that you may want to jump into the first available job to ensure you’re not worrying about money. If this is the case, we’d advise looking at temporary roles.

There are a number of companies who hire on a temporary basis or a temp-perm basis – meaning you could be asked to stay permanently providing you pass your probationary period.

If you have a bit of wriggle room, we would strongly recommend that you take some time to think about what you want to do and get researching.

Search your desired job title on job boards like Indeed, CV Library, Glassdoor and LinkedIn, pull up their job descriptions and look at your CV in line with them.

Does your CV showcase your best experience? Do your displayed skills line up with what it is companies are looking for? If not, it may be time to make some edits.

4) Preparation is key
It may have been a while since you sat in an interview and preparation is absolutely key. Not only do you want to be practicing your answers to competency interview questions, but you’ll need to recap on your own experiences.

Interviewers want to hear practical examples of how your skills align with those required for the job you’re applying for.
Make sure you dress appropriately and arrive nice and early.

You can find more interview tips here.

5) Working with a recruitment agency
We’re not using this as an opportunity to plug Glu Recruit, you can go to any agency of your choice – but we are the best…

Recruitment consultants are experts when it comes to finding you a job. We’ll use our process as an example.

1) First we’ll set up an initial phone call to find out what it is you’re looking for, what experience you have, your salary expectations and location preferences.
2) Then we’ll set up a video call to delve in a little deeper to ensure that we are matching you to vacancies that are suitable.
3) With your permission, we will send your CVs to clients we think you’d be a great fit for.
4) We’ll then set up interviews and assist you with all of your preparation.

If you have been made redundant and want some advice from the Glu team, get in touch today. Alternatively, you can upload your CV directly to our website here.

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