• Being made redundant can be really scary, regardless of whether you have been aware of the possibility for some time or it happens suddenly. Out placement support may be provided by your employer but it is also worth checking what is offered locally. It is important to get the right help and to do this as soon as possible. It may tempting to do the decorating/garden etc. but some support programmes have a limited time frame... so do your research first to make sure that you access all the help you require. There are many decisions to be made, starting with your financial position. This will then determine if you have to continue working and the speed with which you need to get fixed up and the nature of your job search.