Journey To A Better You After Being Made Redundant
As hard as it is right now, it’s almost becoming a known fact that most of us, if not all of us will face redundancy at some time in our working careers.
Jobs aren’t as secure as they once were; and with things changing in the labour market quicker than ever before, the chances of you facing redundancy at some point appear to be increasing each year.
If you’re reading this article, it stands a good chance you’re in this boat. Whether you’ve recently been made redundant or about to face it, it’s never an easy time.
Redundancy however shouldn’t be seen as a negative. Sure, you’re about to go through some challenging times, a mixture of emotions and worries that maybe didn’t worry you before.
But once you’ve jumped all those hurdles, redundancy will be seen as an opportunity.
Maybe do something you’ve never done before and redundancy was the push you needed. Maybe change careers, go for your dream job, increase your salary, better prospects, re-train, maybe even set up your own business.
Each and every one of us going through or facing redundancy will experience different emotions and go on a journey.
We call it the ‘Journey To A Better You’ or as more commonly known, ‘The Change Curve’.
We will all almost certainly go through each of these steps, some quicker than others. For example it may take person A just a couple of days to get to the ‘Acceptance’ stage, where as person B takes a week to get to the ‘Frustration’ stage.
The important thing to remember is there no real timescale on this. Obviously the quicker you’re able to get to the ‘Acceptance’ stage the better things will start to get. But, you cannot rush these things and everyone goes through change at different speeds.
Some might even go back and forth through a few stages before actually progressing to the next. It’s fine.
Whichever way you deal with it and the speed is absolutely fine.
Some good news. You will get through it. And most people at the end see them going through redundancy as a benefit and betterment to their lives. You might not be able to see it now, but you will.
To help you navigate the maze of redundancy we’ve pulled together a library of helpful articles covering everything from how to deal with the emotions and legal advice through to how to use it to your advantage.
The articles in this ‘Resource Center’ have been added in the order we feel you may be asking the questions. So in most instances you can jump to the question or state of mind you’re currently in.
Just remember, you’re not going through this alone. Not only are many more going through the exact same thing as yourself, we are here to help and guide you.