Step into a freelancer's shoes
After coaching several long serving employees through redundancy, I see a common fear of the unknown, of taking risks and of preferring to remain with the status quo.
However the status quo may no longer exist in today's job market. Whole markets, industries and job definitions have changed.
The interesting point in the conversation comes when the individual weighs up permanent versus contract or interim work. The majority don't consider contracting or freelancing as a viable avenue to pursue. Yet this is the very avenue that might lead them to longer term growth and opportunity as they will be learning and absorbing new skills more quickly.
I loved this article by Gino Trapani on "How to Benefit from a Freelancer's Mindset" and I hope this resource will benefit anyone who is currently going through major career change.
In my experience, you have to risk everything sometimes or you risk even more.
Recrion is a People and Career Management Specialist and has supported over 300 employees through redundancy in the last 6 months.
If you would like someone to talk to about the challenges you face, contact Katherine Wiid on 01780 484910. You might be eligible for training and development funding through the European Social Fund – take a look at www.recrion.co.uk/free.