Experiencing redundancy or job loss is difficult for each one of us. Whether at fault or not, an employee who has just been made redundant often experiences a loss of confidence. We give you tips on how to bounce back from your job loss.
Getting back into shape
The first step in dealing with your redundancy is to register with the employment Office. In this way, you will ensure your professional and financial security. For the rest, take advantage of your redundancy payment, generally about one month’s salary, to take a break. This break allows you to consider your reintegration into the professional world.
Perhaps your loss of employment is a sign that you need to retrain. A skills assessment allows you to discover new professional horizons. Indeed, this assessment is perfect for taking stock of your career and considering professional development. Personal Training Account and Employment Office finance this assessment, which takes place over a maximum of 24 hours, over several sessions.
First of all, don’t forget to check the non-competition clause in your old employment contract. This specifies that you undertake not to carry out a similar activity with a direct competitor. However, it is unlikely that this clause will hinder your next recruitment. If in doubt, seek legal advice. Next, prepare your active job search. Simply update your CV, check your online presence and your professional social networks.
Make sense of the unexpected
Of course, a misfortune is still a misfortune. And the occurrence of a redundancy can traumatize us and plunge us into legitimate suffering. But we can try to make something constructive out of the negative experience. The idea is to try to dwell on your unstable situation as little as possible. Try to see the positive sides, in terms of learning or opening up new possibilities for action.
According to Philippe Gallibiet: luck is a state of mind, a way of thinking and creating. We must not wait for luck to come to us, we must provoke it. To succeed, you need talent, hard work, but also luck. It is a social skill, some have it more than others, but it can be developed.
Becoming an entrepreneur
Becoming your own boss is a rewarding life choice, often driven by passion, and is the best way to develop a project that is close to your heart because you have chosen it. After a burn-out, entrepreneurship can give you a new lease of life and a thirst for new challenges and achievements. If you become an entrepreneur, you will be an authority figure whose achievements will be much better recognised than when you were a simple employee.
Finally, this period of absence from work will allow you to rebuild your parental, family and social identity and to reintegrate the fact that there is more to life than work. It will also be a time to reflect on the meaning you wish to give to your professional life in particular and on what is important to you.