The Redundancy podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by Dave WattsWebsite

The podcast about the challenges of finding employment as an older worker.

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Facing redundancy, wanting to change your career, no longer like your job? You need a Plan B

August 2nd, 2019


Security in a job for many of us is illusory. You may feel that the organisation you are in, the role you are doing is so vital no one would ever …

Resumes/CV not getting you interviews; maybe you need to rethink your strategy.

July 11th, 2019


Resume/CV, apply, silence. Resume/CV, apply, silence. Repeat ad nauseam. Sound like your job search? In this podcast I have a conversation with Chris Villanueva, CEO 'Lets Eat, Grandma' a Resume Writing Service, about …

Starting a new job; the first 90 days. Key actions to ensure long term success with Robert Moment

June 20th, 2019


When you get that new job there's a real sense of relief but whether you are returning to the work place after long term unemployment, a seasoned professional or recent graduate there are key things you need to do to …

6 reviews of books that could help with your job search (& possibly entertain you as well)

May 15th, 2019


The web is a massive resource of information - but it's not the only one and there is much spurious information offered as click bait. A book demonstrates two essential factors, effort and resource; there’s skin in the …

Poor interviewers; what are their characteristics and some ideas on how to deal with them

April 18th, 2019


Interviews are stressful at the best of times but what do you do if you come across an interviewer who is unstructured or doesn't seem to have a …

Job searching in the 21st Century; it's not a Dad or Mom job market anymore.

March 26th, 2019


If you first started applying for jobs in the late 1970s, early 1980s you may have noticed it's not a Dad's or Mom's job market anymore. In this podcast I look at job searching in the 21st Century. It's all about AIDA …

Underemployment; how it can affect your wealth, health and well being

March 2nd, 2019


Underemployment, working fewer hours than you want or need to, or skills based underemployment where you are overeducated for your job, can affect you in ways you hadn't considered. This podcast considers the potential …

A successful strategy; how one older worker found a new job quickly after being made redundant

February 9th, 2019


Losing your job through no fault of your own is tough whatever age you are - for older workers it brings extra challenges. In this podcast I …

Reflections on job searching; what worked and what might have been improved on

January 20th, 2019


A personal reflection on what has worked in terms of job searching over the last 12 months and what might have been improved on.

The upsides and downsides of taking a much lower paid and less demanding job

January 1st, 2019


When you’ve tried for many months and there’s no medium term realistic prospect of a job at anything like your old salary is it now time to start …

Why I started podcasting - the early years. A 5 minute presentation given at a business conference.

December 20th, 2018


I was asked to give a 5 minute presentation at a recent business conference on what made me want to podcast. It's not what you may think. I revisit the early years in Aberystwyth. You may need a map to find the town. …

Action Learning Sets (part 2); how an ALS can help refocus your job searching techniques

December 20th, 2018


Part 2. You've done everything you can to find a job, explored every channel, used every resource. Or have you? Action Learning Sets (ALS) can unlock ideas and provoke new directions that you may not have considered. …

Action Learning Sets; a method to unblock the 'I've done all that I can to find a job' mindset.

November 26th, 2018


You've done everything you can to find a job, explored every channel, used every resource. Or have you? Action Learning Sets (ALS)can unlock new ideas and directions to pursue, perhaps ones you hadn't even considered. …

The upsides and downsides of the gig economy for older workers.

November 9th, 2018


If you are struggling to get a full time job but your age is getting in the way or you are considering a more gradual transition to retirement the …

Networking; using the power of 'weak ties' in your job search.

October 17th, 2018


We know, or are told, that networking is essential when searching for a new role. But there's a way to greatly extend the reach of your network - …

Interview feedback; is it worth pursuing and is it helpful?

September 25th, 2018


You've been to the interview, you were so perfect you could have won an Interview Oscar...but you didn't get the job. Is it worth pursuing interview …

Giving presentations in interviews; how to make sure yours is a success.

September 10th, 2018


Your CV was great, you passed the telephone/one way video assessments and you've finally been invited to an interview...and now they want you to do a presentation before the interview even starts. Yet another hurdle. In …

One way video interviews; technical setup, practice and the actual interview (Part 2 of 2)

August 20th, 2018


Part 1 of this 2 part podcast covered what a one way video interview is, when and why are they used and whether you should be worried. In this, Part …

One way video interviews; what are they and why and when are they used? (Part 1 of 2)

August 15th, 2018


What is a one way video interview? When and why are they used and should you be worried? This is part one of a two part podcast. In this two part …

Dumbing down Resumes if you are overqualified; a good idea...or a mistake?

July 31st, 2018


Not getting interviews for jobs, feel (or get told) you are overqualified for every role you apply for? Perhaps you should dumb down your Resume and …

A cautionary tale; why you shouldn't apply for the wrong job

July 17th, 2018


It's raining, there's nothing going on, no job applications in the pipeline; there's a possible job, for which you have no experience, come through on the daily jobs feed email. Do you spend time and effort applying? A …

HOPEFUL; a strategy for getting back to work for older workers

July 3rd, 2018


HOPEFUL is a strategy to consider for getting back to work as an older worker. Hope for the best, plan for the worst but always be hopeful and never …

Dealing with age related questions during interviews

June 20th, 2018


The law might say you can't ask age related questions during interviews - but what do you do if they are asked? This podcast tackles likely questions and suggests some responses.

Staying positive and being creative - some ideas

June 6th, 2018


Staying positive and being creative - some ideas by Dave Watts

10 tips for succesful job searching on-line

May 24th, 2018


Most jobs can be found on-line but taking time to finesse your search will help you track down the jobs that most closely suit you. Ten tips are …

Discrimination when applying for jobs, who can offer support and your options

May 10th, 2018


Discrimination when applying for jobs, who can offer support and your options. Considers what discrimination is, when it might happen during the recruitment process, what your options are and which organisations can …

Resumes for older job seekers

April 25th, 2018


Is there a ‘silver bullet’ resume for older workers? How might it differ from resumes submitted by younger applicants...or should it be the same? …

The Redundancy podcast

April 13th, 2018


An introduction to the problems of job searching in your late 50s and 60s. I can tell you all I've learnt in three words...

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