The Redundancy podcast

The Redundancy podcast
The podcast about the challenges of finding emplo…

Facing redundancy, wanting to change your career, no longer like your job? You need a Plan B
Aug 2 • 15 min
Security in a job for many of us is illusory. You may feel that the organisation you are in, the role you are doing is so vital no one would ever think to end it. But it happens and it happens all the time. You could be fed up with your job, wondering if…
Resumes/CV not getting you interviews; maybe you need to rethink your strategy.
Jul 11 • 13 min
Resume/CV, apply, silence. Resume/CV, apply, silence. Repeat ad nauseam. Sound like your job search? In this podcast I have a conversation with Chris Villanueva, CEO ‘Lets Eat, Grandma’ a Resume Writing Service, about resume formatting, resume tracking…
Starting a new job; the first 90 days. Key actions to ensure long term success with Robert Moment
Jun 20 • 13 min
When you get that new job there’s a real sense of relief but whether you are returning to the work place after long term unemployment, a seasoned professional or recent graduate there are key things you need to do to ensure long term success. In a…
6 reviews of books that could help with your job search (& possibly entertain you as well)
May 15 • 10 min
The web is a massive resource of information - but it’s not the only one and there is much spurious information offered as click bait. A book demonstrates two essential factors, effort and resource; there’s skin in the game. This podcast reviews six books…
Poor interviewers; what are their characteristics and some ideas on how to deal with them
Apr 18 • 10 min
Interviews are stressful at the best of times but what do you do if you come across an interviewer who is unstructured or doesn’t seem to have a clue? Can you still redeem the interview and present yourself as the preferred candidate? This podcast…
Job searching in the 21st Century; it’s not a Dad or Mom job market anymore.
Mar 26 • 11 min
If you first started applying for jobs in the late 1970s, early 1980s you may have noticed it’s not a Dad’s or Mom’s job market anymore. In this podcast I look at job searching in the 21st Century. It’s all about AIDA (but not the opera).
Underemployment; how it can affect your wealth, health and well being
Mar 2 • 10 min
Underemployment, working fewer hours than you want or need to, or skills based underemployment where you are overeducated for your job, can affect you in ways you hadn’t considered. This podcast considers the potential effect on your health and well being…
A successful strategy; how one older worker found a new job quickly after being made redundant
Feb 9 • 13 min
Losing your job through no fault of your own is tough whatever age you are - for older workers it brings extra challenges. In this podcast I interview an older worker who deployed a very successful strategy and tactics to get a new role quickly when his…
Reflections on job searching; what worked and what might have been improved on
Jan 20 • 9 min
A personal reflection on what has worked in terms of job searching over the last 12 months and what might have been improved on.
The upsides and downsides of taking a much lower paid and less demanding job
Jan 1 • 9 min
When you’ve tried for many months and there’s no medium term realistic prospect of a job at anything like your old salary is it now time to start applying for much lower paid, almost certainly much less demanding roles? And if you are offered one do you…
Why I started podcasting - the early years. A 5 minute presentation given at a business conference.
Dec 20, 2018 • 6 min
I was asked to give a 5 minute presentation at a recent business conference on what made me want to podcast. It’s not what you may think. I revisit the early years in Aberystwyth. You may need a map to find the town. This link takes you to the soundtrack…
Action Learning Sets (part 2); how an ALS can help refocus your job searching techniques
Dec 20, 2018 • 9 min
Part 2. You’ve done everything you can to find a job, explored every channel, used every resource. Or have you? Action Learning Sets (ALS) can unlock ideas and provoke new directions that you may not have considered. Part 1 described what an ALS is and…
Action Learning Sets; a method to unblock the ‘I’ve done all that I can to find a job’ mindset.
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
You’ve done everything you can to find a job, explored every channel, used every resource. Or have you? Action Learning Sets (ALS)can unlock new ideas and directions to pursue, perhaps ones you hadn’t even considered. Part 1 describes what an ALS is and…
The upsides and downsides of the gig economy for older workers.
Nov 9, 2018 • 10 min
If you are struggling to get a full time job but your age is getting in the way or you are considering a more gradual transition to retirement the gig economy might be for you. It’s not for everyone…what are the upsides and what do you need to consider?
Networking; using the power of ‘weak ties’ in your job search.
Oct 17, 2018 • 9 min
We know, or are told, that networking is essential when searching for a new role. But there’s a way to greatly extend the reach of your network - using ‘weak ties.’ In this podcast I explain what weak ties are, explain their value and describe how to use…
Interview feedback; is it worth pursuing and is it helpful?
Sep 25, 2018 • 10 min
You’ve been to the interview, you were so perfect you could have won an Interview Oscar…but you didn’t get the job. Is it worth pursuing interview feedback and, even if you get it, will it be useful?
Giving presentations in interviews; how to make sure yours is a success.
Sep 10, 2018 • 10 min
Your CV was great, you passed the telephone/one way video assessments and you’ve finally been invited to an interview…and now they want you to do a presentation before the interview even starts. Yet another hurdle. In this podcast I look at how you can…
One way video interviews; technical setup, practice and the actual interview (Part 2 of 2)
Aug 20, 2018 • 7 min
Part 1 of this 2 part podcast covered what a one way video interview is, when and why are they used and whether you should be worried. In this, Part 2, I consider how to avoid the ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look, go through the technical set up…
One way video interviews; what are they and why and when are they used? (Part 1 of 2)
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
What is a one way video interview? When and why are they used and should you be worried? This is part one of a two part podcast. In this two part podcast I discuss what they are and how, if you get asked to participate in one, you can make it a success…
Dumbing down Resumes if you are overqualified; a good idea…or a mistake?
Jul 31, 2018 • 11 min
Not getting interviews for jobs, feel (or get told) you are overqualified for every role you apply for? Perhaps you should dumb down your Resume and hide or omit some qualifications, work experience or alter the titles of past positions? Is this a…
A cautionary tale; why you shouldn’t apply for the wrong job
Jul 17, 2018 • 11 min
It’s raining, there’s nothing going on, no job applications in the pipeline; there’s a possible job, for which you have no experience, come through on the daily jobs feed email. Do you spend time and effort applying? A cautionary tale of what might happen…
HOPEFUL; a strategy for getting back to work for older workers
Jul 3, 2018 • 9 min
HOPEFUL is a strategy to consider for getting back to work as an older worker. Hope for the best, plan for the worst but always be hopeful and never give up.
Dealing with age related questions during interviews
Jun 20, 2018 • 11 min
The law might say you can’t ask age related questions during interviews - but what do you do if they are asked? This podcast tackles likely questions and suggests some responses.
Staying positive and being creative - some ideas
Jun 6, 2018 • 11 min
Staying positive and being creative - some ideas by Dave Watts
10 tips for succesful job searching on-line
May 24, 2018 • 11 min
Most jobs can be found on-line but taking time to finesse your search will help you track down the jobs that most closely suit you. Ten tips are shared to make the experience more successful.
Discrimination when applying for jobs, who can offer support and your options
May 9, 2018 • 13 min
Discrimination when applying for jobs, who can offer support and your options. Considers what discrimination is, when it might happen during the recruitment process, what your options are and which organisations can give further impartial advice and…
Resumes for older job seekers
Apr 25, 2018 • 15 min
Is there a ‘silver bullet’ resume for older workers? How might it differ from resumes submitted by younger applicants…or should it be the same? Considers the issues of CVs for older job seekers when applying for jobs and how to to avoid age discrimination
The Redundancy podcast
Apr 13, 2018 • 14 min
An introduction to the problems of job searching in your late 50s and 60s. I can tell you all I’ve learnt in three words…