Appearing live on BBC Radio Suffolk: Sarah J Naylor, Founder of Naylor George Recruitment!

When I am not running this busy recruitment business, giving talks or working on my own professional development, I can often be found making appearances on local radio and TV shows. I’m a regular guest, for example, on BBC Radio Nottingham as a Loose Lady on the Mark Dennison Show.  I just love the upbeat vibe you get from talking live on air. As such, I really embrace these opportunities as they are presented to me.
I was recently contacted by BBC Radio Suffolk to talk about redundancy on the James Hazell Show. Unfortunately, James was unwell, and Sarah Lilley was standing in for him, so it was two Sarahs who spoke about this topic instead.

The conversation was very much centred around the emotional impact that being made redundant can have. The word redundancy can hold a lot of negativity, but it can be reframed and rephrased with the word ‘opportunity’ – which is exactly what it is. Redundancy is an opportunity for you to take stock and review where you are at right now in terms of your career. It is a time to think about what you enjoy doing workwise and who you like to be around.  And the type of organisation that you want to work for.

If you have been informed of impending redundancy, or have already been made redundant, use the time wisely to make decisions about your next career move and start to think about the component parts that make up your ideal job.  And be specific! Taking this time to think and recreate your CV helps you to focus and understand what it is that you are looking for and, in turn, this helps others to help you.

Top tips:

Ensure that the elements you enjoy undertaking are listed on your CV, and that you list them first

Make sure your CV has key words that will crop up on job board searches when / if you upload your CV to apply for jobs.

I go into more detail about creating a CV that is a true reflection of you and will attract the kind of job you really want in my book: “Shining a Light on You – How to Manifest Your Dream Job”.

You can also listen to my Radio Suffolk chat by following this link to the programme:

You will find me getting animated at 1:25 if you want to hear more about what I have to say on the subject.