Redundancy, and the threat of redundancy, causes stress, but for people with a good length of service,  redundancy can be a positive life changer. If that’s you, take some time out to check for a silver lining.

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Grab a cuppa,

Open Google,

Look at LinkedIn jobs,

and do the research quickly.

2 hours could change your career forever!

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3 key conditions that turn redundancy into an Opportunity:

  1. You have in demand skills  locally. Find 95% of vacancies on indeed.co.uk and LinkedIn. Search by ‘distance from’.
  2. Your network can get you a contract or an interview. Get in touch and ask the question!
  3. You have a business idea you can test quickly. Ask 10 potential clients/buyers if they would buy.

 

If the answer is an immediate yes, take a breath and think about what Opportunity redundancy could give you in terms of lifestyle choice and income. When you put 6 or 12 months salary in the bank, you have new options. What would you do given 12 months to make it happen?

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And if the conditions are not right, follow these Tips from 3 top UK  recruiters:

       1. Take Time to Think, then Plan, then Do

       2. Create a Top Ten Target Employers List

       3. Work LinkedIn

 

You can read the full article here.

 

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Lynn Wade: The IT Career Coach has hired and managed some of the best in the business! Lynn coaches people and teams to be the best. Email lynn@goforgrow.co.uk   Follow Lynn on twitter @itcareercoachin