For those facing redundancy, it can feel like your World is being turned upside-down and that you have been pushed over the edge of a professional precipice. While it many not feel like it now, being made redundant can be a great opportunity to take your career in an exciting new direction or to start a business.
Enlisting the services of a career coach can help you to capitalise on the opportunity posed by redundancy to pursue a more fulfilling and fruitful career. In this article, we will outline the top four ways that career coaching can help you if you are facing redundancy.
Find A More Suitable Career
Many employees that face redundancy choose to use the situation that they face to reset their career and pursue an alternative career path. While this can be daunting, with the support of a career coach you will be able to explore your values and beliefs to discover what makes you truly happy in your work.
Uncovering this will help you to navigate the task of finding an alternative career path with confidence. Finding a career that aligns with your personal values and beliefs is far easier when you are making an informed decision.
Establish An Action Plan
Losing your employment can often also mean a loss of your sense of structure. We can help you create a robust action plan that outlines how you are going to find a new job. Having a strong action plan can introduce a sense of relief into a very unsettling situation. While you have not resolved the redundancy situation, you will have a plan of how you are going to face it.
A career coach can not only help you formulate your plan, they are also a helpful critical eye that holds you to account on your plans. You will be able to avoid the common pitfalls of an action plan and craft a plan that is realistic, measurable and useful for your redundancy situation.
Overcome Negative Thoughts And Obstacles
It is common to encounter negative thoughts and obstacles during the course of a typical week, but they seem to even more prevalent when you face redundancy. The central negative thought, that it will take a significant amount of time to regain employment, is particularly challenging. Fortunately, a career coach can help you maintain an important sense of perspective. A sense of perspective paired with a robust action plan is a powerful combination.
Encountering some obstacles during the process of finding a new job is inevitable, but the way that you respond to them can often make the difference between success and failure. A career coach has been though this process many times and encountered many of the obstacles that you are likely to come across. They will be able to support you and suggest proven strategies and tactics to overcome the most daunting and stubborn obstacles.
Use Your Personal Skills And Attributes
The experience of going through a redundancy creates an opportunity to consider your personal skills and attributes. By considering your skills and attributes you will be able to identify transferable skills that you are competent in and skills that may require improvement.
The skills that you are competent in may be significant for your post-redundancy career path; you can use them to position yourself as the ideal candidate at interviews and as personal USPs. If you identify skills that require improvement, you can take the opportunity to undertake training or go on courses. This will strengthen your personal skillset and improve your career prospects. The career coaching process and your career coach will be able to guide you through your personal skills and advise you how to make the most of them.
Take Control Of Your Redundancy Situation With The Help Of A Career Coach
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About Lesley Strachan – The Jack Canfield Certified Global Life Coach
Lesley Strachan is a Jack Canfield certified global life coach. She has coached and trained individuals and businesses across Europe, The USA and Australia. She holds an MBA, a postgraduate certificate in research methods and a Diploma in Management. Lesley is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.