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Our First YouTube Video…. the 1st 3 months…please take a look

Once upon a time, (roughly 3 months ago) I was packing boxes in my office after being made redundant. Now I sit here typing; learning new things, gaining new experience, and finding new talents. TheEmployable is ‘you’ as it is ‘me’, we all have talents, employed or otherwise, so spread the word, spread the video, […]

From Redundancy to Self Employment – A Startup Success Story

Anybody who has ever heard the dreaded “ We are making you redundant” words, knows that fear of the future and what is going to happen next is the one thing that is paramount in your thoughts. Once the initial shock subsides though, one of the best things to do is to view the redundancy […]

Learning to Leap: A Guide to being more employable

  TheEmployable book review Learning to Leap. A guide to being more employable – David Shindler Let me start with saying, I am not a massive fan of business terminology or acronyms and this book does use a few! However, my ‘anti acronym’ stance aside, this is a very practical and worthwhile guide to improving […]

Start Loving Mondays – Top 5 Ways to find a Startup Idea

So it’s Monday morning again – the start of the traditional working or academic week. But if you have just graduated or been made redundant, it is just another day, isn’t it? The week may be stretching out in front of you, but you have no real idea about where you are heading. Or maybe […]

Job Centre Reality – Diary of a unemployed Blogaholic

Job Centre Reality – Diary of a unemployed Blogaholic Part 3…. I don’t want to start on a negative as this Diary is supposed to be positive and uplifting…..however…So far I have scored my bi-weekly experience at the Job Centre as (puts on football scores voice) No Customer Service Utd 5 – 2  We Care […]

TheEmployable Manifesto – we need you!

At TheEmployable we are passionate in believing that improvements can be made within the Employment sector, be it changes, politically or socially by both employees, employers or the Government. However just as importantly, we believe that economic growth and job creation will only happen if it has the will and design of the people. Graduates…the recently […]

Diary of an employable blogaholic

Entry 1. And so I begin….Today is my 32nd day of unemployment*. *I say unemployment, but in my mind I am still working and therefore my unemployment status does not count. Plus, there are such many negative connotations attached to the word “unemployed”. Therefore, I have decided to no longer use the word unemployed and will, from […]

Film Review – The Company Men

Set during the financial crisis and recession, The Company Men (2010) is a good observation of the effects that company downsizing has on those that go through redundancy. ‘Observation’ is a good way to describe the feeling you get in watching this film, as you never really get to find out the inner turmoil that seems to […]

Top 5 Clichés about redundancy

During the recent BBC series The Apprentice, one of the contestants, namely Jim Eastwood aka “Jedi Jim” became notorious for amongst other things, his inability to say a single sentence without it containing a cliché. When challenged by Lord Sugar’s erstwhile advisor, Margaret Mountford to describe himself without using a cliché, Jim replied “I am […]


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