Have you just been made redundant? Or fear you might be at risk of redundancy? Stirling Warrington, specialists in recruiting specialists, offers some extremely useful tips and advice on what to do for your next steps.
You’re probably feeling disheartened and really disappointed with the news you have received. But those first 24 hours are crucial! There is a lot you can do. And you never know, you might even have a job offer by this time next week.
In the first 24 hours after being dealt the redundancy card, you can…
How do I know my CV is ready?
First things first, you need a well-formatted CV. An easy-to-read CV with clear sections means the employer can see straight away what you would bring to the position.
The next priority should be making sure it includes achievements, wins and growth. When you look at your CV, can you initially see all of these?
Recruiters look at CVs and want to know the value you can provide, instantly. Especially in a Sales or Marketing role, where numbers are everything. Add some substance to back your claims, provide evidence via; products sold, routes to market and ROI’s.
*Tip – AI tools are taking off, but CVs need to be a reflection of you as a person. What motivates you to succeed? Showcase it!
Before you submit your CV, make sure you can confidently say you have done all the above.
Ready for an Interview?
Now that you have got your CV in top shape, it shouldn’t be long until you receive a request for interview. Or maybe you already have one coming up! Either way, getting ahead of the game and knowing what you need to prepare beforehand is important.
Preparation and Research
Make sure you have all supporting documentation, interview confirmation, job spec., etc. Use these as a starting point.
Things you need to look over:
Put the job spec and your CV side by side and spend time looking at what is important to the company and the job role, and pick out examples of where you fit the company’s requirements. Use the STAR technique. Ingrain it in your brain and the answers should come naturally the next time you are asked something. Show you know the company and want to work with them.
Dress Code and What To Bring
Generally it is better to err on the side of caution and wear full business dress, although there are exceptions.
Before heading to an interview, double-check you’ve got everything you need (any notes and printouts). And take a notebook with a couple of pens – just in case!
*Tip – Remember, it is better to be overprepared than underprepared!
Questions to ask your Interviewer
About the role:
About the company
Create your LinkedIn Brand
A LinkedIn profile can work wonders for your employability. The positives are endless, from building up your network, to increasing visibility of your profile, and even attracting potential employers. A huge number of people are hired via LinkedIn, currently someone is hired every six minutes on LinkedIn.
Follow these steps to build up your LinkedIn brand, increase your job prospects and move away from the redundancy shadow.
That’s everything! Hopefully, you’re feeling a bit more positive about your job prospects. Now what are you waiting for? Start working your way through the steps and getting yourself back on the jobsearching horse.