I have been working at my company (in the UK) for over a year but less than 24 months and I understand this affects my current rights regarding being made redundant.
Lately I've gotten the impression that the department I work in at my company may no longer be desired and the team may well be made redundant at some point in the near future. There's a level of unease involved for me there but these things happen. I was reading this question: Is there anything wrong with asking about job security? which indicates that directly asking the company about job security is not really a viable option (they would just lie).
I find myself in a difficult situation. I don't mind where I work currently and I'm paid reasonably, so in an ideal world I would remain here. My notice period is 2 months so there is a reasonable amount of time to find a new job should I be made redundant.
however I was made redundant from my previous job as well after being there for only a year (I was a solo developer on a project and they decided cobbling off the shelf solutions together would be cheaper per-annum than my salary).
I worry that being made redundant twice in two years is going to look very bad on my CV- so I've brushed it up and started looking for another job to try and get out before being made redundant. Is that a good idea? Or is it better to wait for the axe if I don't mind the work in the meantime? The issue with that is that if I'm wrong, then I could be burning bridges because the company project I'm on would be significantly hindered without me and I'd be leaving a job I don't hate for one I potentially could.