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24 12, 2020

A Guide to Outplacement Services

2020-12-24T10:34:17-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What is Outplacement? Outplacement services have become a rapidly growing and almost required part of every company. An outplacement service helps a terminated employee transition into a new job by guiding them through the job search. Employers typically have this in play for when they are forced to make cuts. There are many different types of outplacement services with different options. Some are as cheap as $750/employee but others range into the thousands. If a company has an outplacement service, it should be mentioned in the severance package. So what’s that? A severance package is an agreement made at the [...]

15 03, 2017

When Is It Okay to Bad-Mouth a Past Employer?

2017-03-15T09:44:10-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Workers can be laid off for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it has to do with a lack of performance, and other times it stems from personal differences in leadership or work style. You wonder, at what point is it okay to speak the truth about how you were pushed out of a company? Surely the hiring manager will understand having likely worked in HR themselves. So when can you speak to how horrible you feel your past employer or boss was in a first interview? Never. While you should speak truthfully, it’s important not to be negative. We’ll explain [...]

11 01, 2017

What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

2017-01-11T11:20:43-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re working on your job search while you are employed, you have no reason to be paranoid when searching. However if you are currently employed, it’s important to be careful when looking. Since most positions of employment are at will, it’s entirely possible that you could be terminated if your current employer discovers your job search. We’ll discuss some ways for you to keep your job search off the radar. […]

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