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 ...