O'Reilly logo

High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

21Another skeleton, another cupboard: redundancy

Redundancy isn’t the show-stopper it once was, but you still need to be careful how you convey this news to an interviewer.

Being made redundant used to be an unmentionable topic. These days we’re more accustomed to it, but there are still at least two lingering myths about its significance.

MYTH 1: THEY BROUGHT IT ON THEMSELVES

Back in the strife-ridden 1970s, some companies would use redundancy programmes as an opportunity to give troublemakers, ne’er-do-wells and social misfits the chop. Consequently, anyone made redundant found themselves regarded with some suspicion by the job market, even when the real problem was more likely to be incompetent management that left companies in financial ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required