The only rule in Redundancy Club is...ummm....don't stay too long?
Remember, you're unemployed AND fabulous!
1. Embrace your new life as a hustler (whisper under your breathe "Everyday I'm hustlin'")
2. Reassure yourself that hobo chic is still actually chic
3. Don't send out CVs in a blind panic to anyone and everyone who will have you. Having a job is like having a boyfriend - you want the right one and recruiters can smell desperation
4. Instead, have a think about what you want to do WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
5. Set up a Redundancy Club with any colleagues you like who have also been made redundant - mine is called The Barbie Club (saying Redundancy Club over and over again made me sad)
6. Plan free activities with your Redundancy Club, like going for runs, volunteering, watching Netflix during work hours (Barbie workouts...)
7. Don't under any circumstances spend money that is non-essential
8. Rely on your emergency fund
9. If you don't have an emergency fund, try and get a survival job to pay the bills
10. If that's a no go, dole office/parents/spouse/children's piggy banks/sell your stuff on Ebay (Someone please buy my bookshelves?)
11. Rewrite your CV so it illustrates your biggest achievements and remember, you are an achiever and this is a BLIP
12. Don't sleep in all day on your first day of not working
13. Sign up for a 10km as that gives you a new goal to work towards and something to focus on/take your mind off your impending employment at Burger King
14. Listen to a lot of Taylor Swift
15. Call up recruiters and arrange for coffee meetings
16. Don't panic or if you do panic, do it in a controlled environment (not your work's bathroom)
17. Don't feel embarrassed, this is a rite of passage
18. Stay as professional as possible. No ranting on social media!
19. Don't get drunk and emotional (rule for life)
20. Realise that this is the making of you
Anyone else got any guidelines for joining The Redundancy Club?