The sooner you take action, the sooner you'll regain a sense
of control over your life
Being retrenched is rarely a pleasant experience, but it doesn't have
to be a traumatic one. With the right mindset, you can be one of the
millions of people who have moved on to bigger and better things after
being made redundant. Here are some tips for dealing with sudden joblessness.
Accept you are going to feel emotional
Your work has probably been a major part of your life and identity,
so it's unrealistic to think you're just going to shrug off the loss
of it overnight. Even the most levelheaded people can feel overwhelmed
with shock, anger and sadness for months after being made redundant.
But try not to take the redundancy personally and concentrate on
moving on with your life.
Realistically assess your finances
You need a clear idea of your financial situation to determine how
quickly you need to get another job and what kind of budget you need
to stick to in the meantime.
Don't let the crisis go to waste
It might not be one you asked for, but redundancy is nonetheless an
opportunity to take some time out and consider what you'd like to do
for the rest of your life. Could now be a good time to make a career
change? Should you do some study to improve your skill set? Can you
start your own business?
Start taking constructive action
The sooner you take action, the sooner you'll regain a sense of
control over your life. Look into what TAFE
NSW courses are offered at your local institution, research
what's involved in starting a business or start applying for new jobs.
Many people – including Steve Jobs, who was once retrenched from
Apple, a company he created – have gone on to extraordinary
achievements after being made redundant. With any luck, you too may
end up viewing your redundancy as a blessing in disguise.