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Career Clinic: Will voluntary redundancy look bad on my CV?

Author: Legal Week |

19 Jan 2012 | 17:03

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"My firm recently announced that they're planning to make a number of people redundant in my team, and it's been made known that they'd like people to come forward voluntarily.

"Until now I hadn't been looking to leave, but this has confirmed my suspicions that the firm's not doing fantastically well and I am now seriously considering taking the payout and leaving.

"However, I am concerned that a voluntary redundancy on my CV will make future employers think twice about hiring me, in that it could look like I wasn't committed. I've also not been at the firm for a particularly long time and I would rather not have a 'bitty' CV with a number of short-term roles. Any advice would be appreciated..."

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