Career assessment applies to everyone receiving outplacement services and is usually a 1:1 process where individuals can discuss where they are on their career journey with one of our experts. Career assessment sessions build perspective. The impartial guidance of a trained professional provides an overview informing the best options for the future.
Looking at your job path or career from a different perspective may bring to light choices you hadn’t previously considered. An outplacement adviser offers dimension and will have experience in various industries and sectors. They act as the catalyst for change and can suggest options you may not be aware of.
Part of the career assessment process is a comprehensive skills audit to identify your expertise and abilities. These may have been acquired outside your current role and could be relevant and transferable to different jobs. Our consultants are experts in the jobs market and will identify opportunities in your current industry, adjacent careers or related fields, skills gaps and retraining options.
Essential to any outplacement service is CV preparation so that your career profile is presented with the most up-to-date formatting and is completely error-free. CV presentation is critical to ensuring that your name is added to the interview list. Your CV will be rebuilt from the ground upward, even if your current employment is relatively recent, presenting only the relevant information.
Our consultant will help you write application letters with tried and tested templates to cover most scenarios, which can be tailored to suit individual vacancies.
Another key element to successful marketing is creating or updating your LinkedIn profile. An excellent profile can reach out to a large number of employers in your chosen field. Companies and recruitment consultants regularly search LinkedIn for suitable candidates, and there is a job search facility on the site with many vacancies listed.
Interviews and Presentations
Interview advice covers every aspect of the selection process, including what to wear and mock interview sessions with role play where our consultant acts as the interviewer, following which feedback is offered to improve technique and performance. Question and answer preparation is tailored to the specific employer and role on offer. The idea is to boost candidate confidence so you are thoroughly prepared and can make an excellent impression.
Individuals are coached on different types of interview formats. Our consultants are experts in the job market and will be aware of the interview techniques different employers favour.
Our expert consultants know that losing a job is difficult on an emotional level, and creates anxiety, often worry about the future, and low self-esteem, particularly for individuals who have been in their role for a long time.
Many people define themselves by their work, so feelings of confusion, rejection, and worthlessness are not unusual. Our outplacement team understands the psychological impact a forced employment change will have and can rebuild self-belief and confidence with targeted practical and emotional support.
Access to the Employment Document Library
As well as face-to-face support, you will have access to an extensive virtual document library, allowing you to undertake your own research to complement our consultants’ help.
Our library contains pro forma letters, CV templates, information about different industries and contacts for employers and recruiters across various sectors. There are company research databases and helpful webinars on handling employment applications and honing interview techniques. This service is available for six months when most people have found their next role.
Optional Extras for Senior Staff
Senior staff, heads of departments, executives and directors often receive enhanced outplacement packages to reflect their pay grade and rank. As part of this service, senior staff are allocated a dedicated outplacement consultant offering unlimited one-to-one support and comprehensive help across all aspects of job relocation, including evaluating potential job offers.
Individuals who receive higher tiers of outplacement support can also take advantage of assistance in negotiating and drafting a new employment contract. This valuable additional service helps secure the best possible outcomes.
Executive-level outplacement also provides company research, a proactive service where your outplacement professional will take a deep dive into your sector and specialism and seek out organisations and businesses that may be a suitable match. Compiling comprehensive profile information on a selection of companies in your field, your consultant can approach their recruiters with your details.