Outplacement services, including one-to-one career coaching sessions, are offered by employers to help ensure that soon to be redundant employees are best placed to find a new position quickly.
If you find yourself in this position, here are 5 ways you can get full benefit from outplacement services.
1/. Show up to your meetings on time
This means that you’ll be able to use the full amount of allocated time for your sessions.
2/. Be opened minded
Attend your session with enthusiasm, be willing to listen and be open minded to new ways of doing things. Also understand that the world of job search may have changed since you last job-hunted. Trust that your career coach knows how the job search world works and consider their advice seriously.
3/. Do your homework and follow through after your session
During the session you’ll agree on a plan of action with your career coach. We totally appreciate that you may feel low and demotivated, but it’s important to commit to the plan and keep making progress towards your goals. By being responsible for your actions you’ll make the right decisions to move yourself forward.
4/. Be prepared to try something new, different and/or uncomfortable
Sometimes clients feel uncomfortable trying something new at a point in their life when they feel vulnerable and possibly depressed. But given that the reality of the job market is that up to 70% of all vacancies aren’t advertised it’s likely that we will encourage you to tap into the hidden job markets. We know this can feel awkward to start with but if you take a positive approach it can really pay off!
5/. Be honest with your coach
Let your coach know how you feel, what you want and what you are most frightened, then he/she will be best placed to provide the help, advice and support that you need. Always remember that your coach is there to help you and by communicating freely, he/she will be able to provide maximum possible assistance in achieving your goals.
Work with Let’s Talk Career to help your employees make the most of outplacement services
We provide outplacement services & career transition in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane & Far North Queensland, Perth and Auckland. Contact us to find out more.
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