Job search tips
About 2.5 million people in the UK are out of work, according to official figures. But Jobcentre Plus says there are still job vacancies in the UK at any time.
If you are looking for a job, a good way to start is by searching a database of jobs held by Jobcentre Plus
Finally, the charity Credit Action has produced an excellent guide to facing up to redundancy. It advises you not to panic and to take time to assess what kind of work you would like to do.
It also suggests using contacts to get work. But it warns against rushing out immediately after you are made redundant - this can be counter-productive if you are in an emotional state.
Organisations such as The Samaritans can offer help and advice if the emotional impact of being made redundant gets too much.
There are many websites which you can search to find your new job. Here’s a few: