Although it may be less widely spoken about, it’s critical to remember that there are people at every stage of their redundancy journey. You are not the only one still trying to find a job, there is no transfer window, you have not missed the deadline.
In Episode 16 we return to our ‘Let’s Talk: Redundancy’ interview series and are joined by the wonderful Marco Beschizza – at the time of recording he is still very much in the ‘Messy Middle’ of his story after being made redundant in April 2020.
As yet another reminder that redundancy can hit at any level and any age – Marco is an experienced Global Head of Visual Merchandising & Creative in the retail industry. Previously he’s progressed from national to international brands and has been leading teams and designing visuals to drive sales across the globe for years.
Marco’s redundancy story starts with being on mute on a call with 900 people and hearing they’ve all been made redundant. This was understandably a fair shock, especially for a manager familiar with the ‘traditional’ process!
Sitting now in what I call the ‘Messy Middle’, Marco and I talk about:
- Redundancy during furlough and a company sale
- The difference when you have a team
- Retail Life vs Real Life
- Figuring out your financials
- Handling the awkward silence from a recruiters
As with every episode, we’ve pulled together a Podcast on a Page for you pulling together the 4 simple steps that can help you tackle that big change.
- (10:29) An unexpected email…
- (11:02) First reactions.
- (16.45) Working out what to do & What not to do
- (23:17) What comes next?
- (24:56) Finding your perfect fit.
- (27:53) The ‘Messy Middle’
Welcome to Marco Bescizza!
Despite his very Italian name, highly creative and experienced Visual Merchandiser, Marco hails from London.
His long standing passion for all things fashion and design have helped him deliver market-leading fashion and retail displays for household names across the globe.
Marco currently lives in South East London, with his partner and two cats. He is an avid cook and host that loves to entertain.