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Redundancy - A Development Opportunity for You!
Management Briefs, April 2009, Pages: 100
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book provides focused assistance to those whose jobs have been made redundant. Advice for coping with the initial shock and taking stock is provided. Thereafter the book allows you to analyse your current situation and skills leading you to a career that matches those skills. The book provides treatment of interview skills that will greatly help as you try to influence organisations towards hiring you.
This book has been written specifically for those made redundant and it helps them to cope with the shock and analyse their situation.
This book is written as a Workbook and includes chapters on:
- Coping with the initial shock
- Taking stock and moving on in easy steps
- Analysing your actual situation
- Finding your new role from your skill
- Approaching alternative careers and organisations, and
- Your vision of life in the future.
In our rush to press to capture this particular market we did not delay for endorsements; however, I will try and get a couple of people who have purchased it since to endorse it.
This is a practical book for those who find themselves dealing with the situation of being made redundant. It provides insightful advice; from dealing with the initial shock, to seeing opportunities for your future career.
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Introduction - Expectations of your Organisation
- Preliminary Communication
- Professional and Dignified Delivery of the Communication about Redundancy
- A Fair Package
- Financial Advice
- Outplacement Support
Coping with the Initial Shock
- The Initial Trauma
- The Grieving Process
- Why Me?
- How will the firm survive without my valuable input?
- Communicating the New Reality to Family and Friends
Taking Stock and Moving in Easy Steps
- This is where I am, is it?
- What I have to Offer – Matching this to what is needed
- Possible learning from your redundancy
- The Required Attitude and Mindset to move forward!
- Where to from here?
- Your Future Career Offering
Analysing your Actual Situation
- Where have I come from? / Where do I start right now?
- Examining your ROLES, ACHIEVEMENTS and RECOGNITION/REWARD
- Other possible areas for attention
- What do you want out of a future Job/Career?
- Resisting an obvious Temptation!
- Getting your mind-set right
- Investing in your own development
- Family support
- Preparatory work is a full-time job!
- Reciprocal Network of support
- The ‘Positive' Challenge
Finding your new ROLE from your skills
- The process in context
- Identifying your transferable skills
- Three ways of identifying your skills
- The six Families of Skills
- Skill levels
- Producing your Top Skills List
- How to find your potential ROLE (or job) from your skills
Identifying your FIELD
- What's your expertise? What do you know?What interests you?
- How you learn: The value of experience
- Finding your expertise and where it can be used
- The choices – to specialise or be a generalist
- How to find your FIELD from your expertise
- Combining your favourite subjects to generate options
- Getting experience: Internships etc. Options not immediately apparent to you
Approaching Alternative Careers/ Organisations
- Combining expertise and skills to identify ROLES and FIELDS
- Indentifying working conditions that are best for you
- Approaching Alternative Careers/Organisations
- First Stage: Matching and Research
-- Career & Field
-- Exploring the four types of career change
-- Doing basic background research on organisations – using the internet and other sources
- Second Stage: Indirect and direct approaches - not including interviews
-- Identifying your supports
-- The five types of contacts
-- The three types of interviews
-- Making indirect contacts and maintaining a database
-- Targeting Industries and Individuals
-- Setting objectives for your meetings
-- Doing in-depth information interviewing on targeted jobs or organisations
-- Making direct approaches by email, letter or in-person
-- Strategies to avoid
- The role of the CV in the pre-interview phase
- Follow-up: Expressing your thanks, passing on relevant information, keeping in contact
Approaching Organisations – Interviewing Skills (the THIRD stage)
- Ways of looking at job interviews
- Basic presentation skills for interview
- What chance do I really have?
- Do I know what makes me an effective performer at an interview?
- Answering the ten basic interview questions
- Leading Interviewers to your preferences (LIP)
- The power of ‘practice makes perfect'
Your Vision of Life in the Future
- A Search for Better Life Balance
- Engaging the ‘NOW' – the present moment
- Collaboration with other like minds
- Developing a Personal Path to Enhanced Life Balance
- Searching for a Contribution to Community
- Finding your inner Spirit
- Linking inner Spirit to Life Balance
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