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8. Positive Redundancy: Interview with Alistair Freeman

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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 8

Alistair Freeman wrote a post on his LinkedIn profile describing his experience job hunting, following his redundancy a few months ago. He thanked everyone who helped him and finished off by offering to "pay it forward." His post was sent to me by one of our listeners, and I loved it. Alistair described the rejections he received, the ghosting he got from some recruiters but also pointed out the power of networking and that it had been fun for him to reconnect with great relationships he had lost touch with over time.

It is rare for someone to share redundancy stories, so I immediately contacted Alistair and invited him for this podcast. And I am so happy he agreed, because he had so much more to say, and a few surprises that I enjoyed hearing about, and I hope that you will enjoy it too.

Alistair's story of redundancy may be unique, but there are many lessons to be learned here, such as:

  • to use the disruption of the redundancy to re-evaluate your lifestyle
  • to be open to new sectors and opportunities
  • to have a positive mindset during job hunting, because it is a stressful experience

So if you are wondering how Alistair dealt with his redundancy, where he is now, and what he learned in the process, listen up!

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As promised in the podcast, I am sharing with you my "Email Template: Connecting with Headhunters and Recruiters," which you can download here: https://www.renatabernarde.com/8bonus

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now!

 

Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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www.renatabernarde.com

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