You have been made redundant - what next?

By John Whitehead

Published on 19-06-2014

You have been made redundant - what next?

For employees that have been with the one company for an extended period of time, being made redundant and starting the job search can be quite daunting.  Based on my experience, there are 4 key steps that can help start the process and put you in a good position to find a new role.

  1. Communicate with you network: Ensure that all your ex-colleagues, peers, family members and associates are aware of your situation and advise them to keep you updated if they hear of any potential, relevant opportunities. After all the majority or roles are never advertised.
  2. Align yourself with specialist recruiters: Find out who the specialist recruiters are in your field and arrange a time to go and meet with them. Explain your situation and what you are looking for. Ask advice on the layout and details to include in your CV (visit the Six Degrees website for a CV template) and always make sure you include key achievements to sell yourself as a candidate.
  3. Update your LinkedIn Profile: More so than ever, internal recruitment teams and agency recruiters are using LinkedIn as apart of their sourcing strategies. Ensuring your LinkedIn profile is updated and 90% complete will make sure you come up in searches. Read our recent blog – 10 tips to improve your LinkedIn profile for some advice.
  4. Sign up for SEEK Job Alerts: Singing up to SEEK, Adzuna, Indeed and recruitment agency websites for job alerts, will give you regular updates on the relevant opportunities advertised in your market. Following up on these adverts confirming the details surrounding the role is advised, to ensure the role is in-line with your expectations.

To see how Six Degrees can help you manage your career contact one of our specialist recruitment consultants.


John Whitehead

Manager, Supply Chain Victoria

03 8613 3542