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.


How much do you charge for your services?

 

Unlike some outplacement providers, we try not to offer a range of complex premium packages. Our core outplacement programme is for a period of 8 weeks and includes three  in depth1:1 face to face sessions which form the corner stone of your individual support. Full telephone & email support is also included for the programme duration.

 

We are confident that you will find us to be of high integrity, knowledgeable in all aspects of job search and certainly one of the most competitively priced specialist outplacement providers.

 

Please do get in touch with us to discuss your individual requirements. We will listen to your situation and work with you to identify the type of support that might suit you best, before sending you a personalised, detailed breakdown of the services to be provided and the costs involved.

 

Will my employer pay?


For many of our clients either the employer will contract with us directly to deliver the required outplacement support or the redundant employee is provided with an agreed financial amount from their employer to spend with a outplacement provider of his or her choice.

 

Unfortunately this is not an option for all and in this case you would need to pay for it privately. If your position is at risk or you are negotiating an exit through a compromise agreement, it might be advisable to ask your employer whether they would be prepared to provide a financial contribution to cover this for you.

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. We are also able to support you with CV and covering letter services  as well as providing guidance for forthcoming interviews and career change management.

 

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 to individuals at all levels to find their feet 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 exiting your employer through a settlement agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us in confidence on 01656 856200 or use our contact form.

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