I'm almost over the shock of being suddenly unemployed. I've shed a few tears in the last couple of days too. But I am also moving on...!
Part of my CIPD 3 has been to update my CV, make a list of all the tasks I do as part of my job, and practice interview techniques (ok, from the employer point of view, but I also played the part of interviewee) so I don't feel as scared as I might have done normally after a decade since my last interview.
I am probably going to have to wait a while to get the money I am due, so the first thing I did when I got home (apart from blubbing down the phone at my Hubby) was to call all the utilities and tell them what had happened and that I might struggle to to cover my bills until I either get my redundancy or I get another job. They were great to be fair, and a note has been made not to cut me off, and I need to keep them updated if the problem persists. My parents have come to my aide too with a quick cash injection to make sure I have food in the kids bellies, and a cheque for more in case I need it. Hopefully I wont.
Next I hit LinkedIn and updated that with my latest info, created a new email address (can't keep using my work one, and my blogging email isn't really appropriate for job hunting) and signed up for every jobsite I could find. My CV is now EVERYWHERE! I applied for a few jobs straight off and I now get notifications on my phone whenever a job that might be suitable turns up.
Hopefully this is going to be the last crappy thing to happen for a good long while. In 18 months that has seen us suddenly lose Hubby's Mum, my Mum be diagnosed with cancer (thankfully, she beat it!) and then breaking her ankle, and my Dad having a minor stroke... I've had about all I can take.
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