Frequently Asked Questions

You may be thinking about using a career or outplacement consultant for the first time. Please look at some frequently asked questions below. If yours is not one of them and you have a specific query,please use the Contact Form  or call us on 01656 856200

 

I’m concerned about my own stability, my company has just been taking over and I have been told my position is at risk, what should I do?

 

It's only natural that you will be experiencing a range of emotions at this time, but try not to panic! One of the first things to do is to check where you stand and know your rights if/when being made redundant. You will need to start to plan for uncertainty, but make sure you consider all options for suitable alternative employment before deciding on your own plan for your future.

  

The worst has happened  and my position has become redundant – what should I do?

 

We appreciate that this likely to be a difficult time for you, but don't worry you’ll have lots of support around you. Make sure you clearly understand your redundancy package and enquire whether your employer is prepared to offer outplacement assistance for you. 

 

Depending upon how long you have spent with your current employer you may find that the jobs market has changed since the last time you were job hunting. It is essential that you develop a pro-active approach to your job search.


Will my employer pay?


For many of our clients, their employer typically deals with us directly to deliver the required outplacement support, although sometimes you may receive a financial amount from your employer to spend with a outplacement provider of his or her choice.

 

I require something different - can you still help me?

 

One of the strengths of our business is the expertise within the team to offer you a responsive and flexible approach in order to meet your needs. You may be a senior executive looking for more intensive support or perhaps you might be thinking that you only need support in a key area or alternatively would benefit from longer term support until you identify your next career move.

 

Whatever your requirement, please do get in touch

 

Can you provide support remotely or does it have to be face to face?

 

Yes, although the vast majority of our clients really appreciate and derive substantial benefits from our face to face meetings with them.

 

Apart from the opportunity to provide you with real in depth independent and practical quality advice, it also helps you to keep motivated and remain resilient during some of the more daunting experiences of your job search! 

Commited to improving your career prospects

Individual Career Transition Support

We offer personalised support for  individuals at all levels in order to help you find your feet and direction in the current job market. We recognise that each person has different needs, circumstances and skills in job search. 

 

Programme content is tailored to fit your requirements and budget for high quality 1:1 support, delivered face to face at a location that works for you.

 

If you role is currently at risk or you are considering a negotiated exit from your employer, please contact us in confidence on 01656 856200 or email david@purplehat.co.uk

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