I was recently made redundant from my job in Brisbane, Australia.

I imagine there are some more Landscape Architects being made redundant all over the world.

If any one has any tips, wants to chat about redundancy or knows of a job opening for a Graduate Landscape Architect in Brisbane, let me know.

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Amy-

Excuse my ignorance, but what is redundancy? Is this the same as being "laid off?" Regardless, it sounds not good.
Sorry I took some time to get back. Yes the American term is "laid off".
The term is used a lot here in the USA as well. Whenever there are a lot of people doing basically the same thing this is deamed "redundant" and in tough economies most companies try to cut out the redundancy.

I have always been fortunate to work for companies where I have found myself in a niche being the only person doing what I do. Unfortunately I have no good advice for finding new employment in trouble times. Network like crazy. Think outside the box and perhaps try some freelancing to fill in the time until something else comes along.
So, in essence, many cases where one is laid-off is the same as being deemed "redundant." I'm sure there are a variety of factors affecting the decision for lay-offs, but I'd bet redundancy is the greatest. In a way, this could be taken as a clue to how to prepare yourself and your skill set in a manner to protect yourself from a lay off from the perspective of the employee.
Very true....stand out in the crowd. Make your employer feel that you are the needed asset to keep his/her company afloat.
http://www.land8lounge.com/jobs
You might find it useful or go freelance.. Good luck!
I went through this a little over a year ago. I had been working for a firm that was almost exclusively doing work in residential development in Arizona. Unforturnately, they did not put much into branching out into other sectors and I've learned the department that once numbered 15 is down to 4. I was fortunate to find contract work to keep an income while looking for a permanent position. I did get a position that required me to move, but I was fine with that.

My advice would be to be sure your portfolio is up to date and keep putting yourself out there. Do things to follow up on contacts you make like send a "thank you note". Definitely look at what firms have work and why. Consider volunteering for a firm to add some assistance to get a foot in the door. One thing that helped me was to re-evaluate where I wanted my career and to search that out.

Good luck to you and don't give up.
Wish I had some tips for you, I'm dealing with the same thing here in NYC right now. I might suggest trying to get contract work doing anything you have skills in. There may be architecture firms or engineering firms that need AutoCAD drafting or photoshop rendering. Keep your head up, you're not alone out there.
On the Aila website there is a job at Urbis for someone with 1-2 years experience.
I heard 23 from one firm in Melbourne were recently also.

all because george 'butcher' Bush has bankrupted America and the world by starting and funding wars everywhere.

Hi Guys, 

I work for a company called BWP LLC, we are an executive search firm with 25 years of experience. Currently I am working on a couple of Landscape Architect roles (junior - mid level) to be based in Qatar or Bahrain. I am looking for strong design flair, good technical experience, may be previous site exposure and proficient in CAD. If this is of interest please get in touch. These are urgent and immediate roles. My e-mail is tlee@bwpltd.com

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