So far we have looked at knowing your rights, what to do with your money after redundancy and how to deal with the psychological impact. In this next article we will look at retraining and development.
If you’ve been made redundant it’s possible to have a knee jerk reaction and either hunt frantically for a similar job or launch immediately into complete retraining. Naturally trying to find another job can only be time well spent, however after being made redundant it’s wise to remain calm and carefully weigh up your options. If you want to improve your skills and possibly improve your chances of finding a new or better job then here are some options to consider.
If you don't get a new job straight away you should make sure that you use your time constructively. It may be worth considering doing some volunteer work while you’re job hunting as there are a number of benefits including:
It is another piece of work experience to add to your CV and volunteer work is usually highly regarded by potential employers.
It will help you to remain optimistic and motivated while you look for another job – redundancy can be a knock to your confidence and volunteering could give you a sense of self worth.
For volunteering jobs look in our Public Sector & Not for Profit sector, perhaps also in your local paper or on charity websites.
Should you have time on your hands it would be worth considering doing a course to learn new skills or enhance those you already have. There are a number of advantages to this including:
There are a number of places that can offer you training including:
It is worth sending some time considering which course would best suit you. Do you want to enhance the skills you already have or do you want to learn some completely new skills? Ensure you fully understand what the course will involve and what you will achieve from it.
It is important to note that if you are not working you might get help with your fees. Consult your local educational establishments’ websites or ask at the nearest Job Centre.
If you cannot commit to a regular timetable or cannot easily access an educational establishment you could consider one of the many long distance learning courses available. You will need a computer and internet access to complete the course but it can largely be done at a distance and in your own time.
You may wish to consult the Open University website for more information on long distance learning.
If you require more information the following organisations may prove helpful:
The following organisations are based in, or near to Maidstone and may be able to help you with some of the issues discussed in this article - we hope you find them to be useful.
If you contact any of these organisations, please mention that you found their details on AllMaidstoneJobs.com - thank you.
Could you help our visitors? To have your organisation listed here (for free) - please send us a message
Much of the advice on our website has been kindly provided by local companies and organisations for which we are very grateful - could you offer some advice to our visitors in return for some free coverage on our website? If so please get in touch here as we'd love to hear from you.
We work with experts in and around our local area to provide useful information relating to careers advice - we hope you will find these articles to be helpful. You can view our news news archive here
Once your redundancy is dealt with and any retraining has been undertaken you will probably need to find a new job. This can seem daunting, particularly if you have not had to look for a newread more
When we hear the word 'redundancy' it is natural to think of the impact that it will have on the person being made redundant with out regard for the difficulties inflicted upon the employerread more
Do you know the tax implications of receiving a redundancy package and how to avoid paying unnecessary tax? If you are going to find yourself struggling financially do you know how to lessenread more
Do you know what redundancy package you are likely to receive? Do you know what the government stipulated minimum package is? As well as detailing the legal and financial aspects we willread more
Do you feel like you’ve lost your identity and can’t stop feeling negative? It is not only the practicalities of redundancy that need to be addressed. Redundancy can also have a massiveread more
We've been asking local employers for tips on what to do in an interview – and, of course, what not to do! Here are our top 10 not to do in that all-important job interview.read more
Have you thought about a new career or improving upon the skills you currently have? In this article we will offers tips and advice on increasing your 'employability' through courses andread more
It's too easy to start looking in the job section of the paper and applying for everything that has an attractive salary, car or any other perks, before falling into this trap, be reallyread more
When attending interviews it's always good to be up to date with what's happening in the local business and employment sector - we hope you'll find these selected news articles interesting
Her Magjsty’s Revenue and Customs has commenced consultations with a view to close all 281 tax enquiry centres, including ten in Sussex and as a result over 50 jobs may be lost in tax enquiry centres throughout our area. ..read more
It can appear tricky to get a job that fits in with your life commitments. We are aware that 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday will not suit everyone. In fact, statistics show that the number of people working in excess of 45 hours ..read more
Nursing and care is one of the major industries in Maidstone with a number of hospitals and many care homes and care services in this area. All of these establishments require staffing but how can you go about searching for the ..read more
As well as preparing for what you should do when attending a job interview, whether it's a part time job in Maidstone or that exciting next step on the career ladder, it is just as ..read more
1. Describe your strengths It is pretty much a sure fire thing that on most Maidstone job interviews you will be asked what you think your areas of strength are (and sometimes what you think your ..read more
Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Maidstone
The Recruitment Process to Fill your Maidstone Job
How can you find the right Maidstone job for you?
What is different about looking for jobs today in Maidstone compared to 10 years ago
Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Maidstone
Looking for a second job in Maidstone?
Maidstone University for the Creative Arts / Midkent College
Public Sector jobs in Maidstone
Information on local newspapers covering Maidstone
Example CV for people applying for jobs in Maidstone
CV Tips for landing that perfect job in Maidstone