This article provides constructive tips about facing retrenchment and moving on with
new career opportunities.
1) Don’t take it personally.
Your retrenchment should not lower your self-esteem. You have to pick up
your confidence as your family needs your financial contribution. A job does not define the true worth of a person.
2) Find out more about the
Do some research and learn about new developments within the industry of your competencies.
3) Improve your
After researching, you should find out more the available courses to upgrade yourself. It is never to late to
4) Pick up new skills.
If you want to switch to a different industry, you can use the retrenchment exercise
as an opportunity to make the switch.
5) Taking a part-time job.
In the midst of searching for a full-time job, you
can take on a part-time job. It will help in your current cash-flow.
6) Manage your finances.
The time-lag to your new
job may pose a strain for your expenses. Get your family together and have an open communication about the situation. It is advisable to plan a family budget and eliminate non-
7) Call up your friends.
Your friends may provide fresh information about new job
8) Join online communities.
There are a number of HR online communities that advertise job-
9) Exercise regularly.
Job-seeking in this current climate needs a lot of stamina. Don’t neglect
regular exercise and healthy eating.
Helping other people who may be more needy than yourself will help
you put things in perspective and dispel constant self-pitying. You will be more confident when you approach the job-market.
11) Improve your
Use your spare time to improve your communication skills. This will help in your next job
About The Author
Colin Ong TS is the Managing Director of MR=MC Consulting (http://www.mrmc.com.sg) and the Founder of the 12n Professional Networking Community (http://www.mrmc.com.sg/12n)
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