One of the key services offered by Career Evolution is outplacement, so it is hardly surprising it is a topic we regularly refer to and write about. But unless you have been on the receiving end of outplacement or have commissioned it for someone else, it is entirely possible you don’t know exactly what it is and how it can be beneficial to you.
Outplacement isn’t something that is ‘done’ to someone else, it is an important process that the recipient has to fully engage with to get the most out of it. In fact, your outplacement Consultant is going to make you work hard!
Time to refocus
If you are in the process of being made redundant it is easy to get lost in a negative mindset. However, one of the great benefits of outplacement is that it gives you an opportunity to really take a step back and think about what you really want to do next. It is an opportunity to refocus on your goals, as well as your wants and needs. You might be perfectly happy looking for a similar role in the same sector as the one you have been working in. Equally, you might be delighted to take a totally different path. Whichever it is, your Consultant will work with you to identify what you need to do to enable you to achieve your dream.
Up-to-date digitally and on paper
With all the recent coverage about skills shortages, it is natural to assume it will be easy to find your next role. But regardless of your experience, knowledge and transferable skills, it still takes work to find the right, next best move for you. It is important that you commit your time to job hunting, and one of the most important things you need to do is ensure that your CV is up-to-date and your LinkedIn profile is an accurate reflection of your CV. At a senior level, you are likely to find that you will spend as much time, if not more, networking to find your next role rather than filling in application forms.
Don’t be disheartened
Whatever time of year it is, you will be competing against other people looking for that next career move too. However, having an outplacement Consultant working with you, will help ensure you stay focused and accountable, and that commitment to the search, will help you achieve the role that you want – and when you find it, they will continue to help you prepare for the interview and finalise your offer.