Whether you have or have not directly addressed the gap in your employment on your application, you should expect to have to talk about it in interviews. 

You may want to address your redundancy early on, perhaps when asked to tell the interviewer more about yourself. When you do you should try to remain positive and avoid coming across as if you are desperate for any job – even if that’s true. Instead, try to sound enthusiastic about why you want this job. “I’m looking for a new opportunity and your company seems like a great fit for me” sounds much more enthusiastic than “I’m out of work and I need a new job as soon as possible”, even though the latter might be true.

You don’t have to dive straight in like this, but you should still be prepared for it to come up at some point as you may be asked your reason for leaving your last job. If this comes up, just state the facts of your redundancy, and move on to talk about anything you have been doing since then. This could be a training course you have enrolled on, any skills development you’ve worked on or any voluntary work you’ve done. 

Don’t worry if you have taken a bit of downtime following your redundancy, you can frame this as taking time to process the loss of your job and having done that you are now ready to focus on your next opportunity. 

Searching for a new job following redundancy is challenging but it’s important not to give up hope. The right job for you is out there.