What about outplacement?

If you’re not familiar with the term outplacement, then you will be interested to know that this term is used when companies downsize and offer a way to help their “now” former employees a way to get reacclimated with the workforce.  Many individuals have been with companies for quite some time, perhaps even decades, but unfortunately the turn in the economy not too long ago has made many companies restructure and cut back!

When you’ve been out of the interviewing and cover letter/resume phase for quite some time then you may not know where to begin or what skills and tools you’ll even need.  This can be true for everyone who’s been out of the interviewing loop for quite some time.  There are tools online that can help you through this process such as Web sites that will offer you tips and tricks on how to write great resumes and even provide you with templates to get you started.  There are even sites devoted to prepping you for an interview and giving you ideas on what to do during one.  Many companies that let their employees go may actually give you the tools that you need to find another job in the workforce through individuals who have talent in outplacement.  They are there to offer you coaching advice and give you tips and tricks to make the transition easier.

It’s important to note that not all companies or businesses will give you this added courtesy but there are a few companies out there that are still worried about the welfare of the individuals that they laid off or let go.

There are many companies that lend their hand to businesses that are letting their employees go.  There are skilled individuals who are waiting to assist you and help you get back on your feet in a time of need.  They already know that many individuals have been with companies for quite some time and aren’t quite familiar with how the process works these days.  They are able to offer outplacement services and coaching to those who are in need and to those who would like to get back on their feet quickly whether in the same field or something different.

There is quite a bit of talent out there to help individuals overcome their misfortune.  Some people may not look towards outplacement companies to help them and instead turn to friends, family or even the internet to start their search for answers and tips and tricks.

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