I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN MADE REDUNDANT……
I have found that companies are generally now looking to recruit from a headhunting point of view with candidates having to bring customers, and business contacts with them.
Eventually I found another job in a new industry, the learning curve was steep. I spent a lot of time away from home travelling. I worked tirelessly to achieve my goals. Tasked to introduce a new engineering concept, the product I was selling was expensive and required time to persuade industries to change their long established methods. However, after only nine months my company decided that I was not meeting their objectives and sacked me.
This came as a huge blow, I felt that I had been set up to fail and totally deflated. At first I thought I could cope but this second redundancy so soon after the first took its toll and my confidence began to evaporate with every new rejection. It wasn’t long before I didn’t want to switch on my computer in order to job search and as a result of having attended some absolutely dreadful job interviews, I began to dread the prospect of going to any more. My health began to suffer.
Fortunately, my wife, a trained therapist, recognised my symptoms of clinical depression and encouraged me to consider a complete change of direction in my career. She also persuaded me to adopt a dog from Battersea to keep me company. I have now had the time and space to consider alternative options and I have returned to my love of photography. I realize that this is what I want to do more than anything. I am now making a fresh start with new hope and optimism for the future.