Outplacement

Out on your ear? Outplacement can help

For those who lose their jobs the world of “outplacement counselling” can offer a different view

Telecity revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Michael Tobin was to leave the data centre business, with the announcement detailing the terms of his “termination payment” which included up to £45,000 plus VAT for “outplacement counselling and assistance”.
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A Great Job Interview Starts With Great Research

When it comes to pulling off a great job interview, knowledge is power. The 30-60 minutes that you spend with a hiring manager in an initial interview is your one chance to make a great impression and get your foot in the door. Every second that the interviewer spends briefing you on the position, its responsibilities and the company is time that you could be using to form a bond with this person. If you’re adequately prepared for the interview with research on the role, the company, the industry and even the interviewer, you can use these precious minutes far more effectively than if you were just nodding along to their usual spiel on the position. In order to stand out as memorable against the dozens of other people that are being interviewed, you need to spend as little+ time on the basics as possible and that means doing your homework.
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Mistakes Hiring Managers Make After An Offer Has Been Accepted

This was the day you had been hoping for. After a 3 month search by a recruiter, vetting of a candidate that everybody unanimously felt was perfect for the role…you receive an acceptance to your job offer to someone we’ll call ‘Joe’. Your remote office in the Washington DC area will finally have its senior technical Mid-Atlantic sales leader. The candidate will begin work in 30 days, which is standard, and time to finish up unfinished business.

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How To Warm Call Your Way Into a Job

Studies show that employees are increasingly getting jobs via referrals, recommendations and word-of-mouth and less so via job boards. Employee referrals are the most effective way to find a job at the moment. But, before you go rushing out to networking events and social media job forums, save a small, special thought for the art of cold calling, which has the potential to be one of the most effective ways to make quality contact with employers via word-of-mouth. Incisive cold calls can nudge people, introduce, create an impression, make some one stop and listen, jog memories, and set appointments in a way that can’t always be achieved via social media and emailing alone.
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Tell Me About Yourself…

Many interviewers will open the interview with the open ended prompt “Tell me about yourself…”  Interviewees often find this question to be particularly difficult to answer but with preparation it offers an opportunity to highlight your skills and focus the interview on your strengths.

Responding with a tight, relevant, and compelling answer sets the tempo for a great interview, but launching into an unstructured monolog can cast a very different, and not nearly as positive, tone for the rest of the meeting.  Your response is a great opportunity to demonstrate your articulation skills, project confidence, and frame what you think is important for the interviewer to know about you.
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5 Simple Strategies for Career Success

Just as the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca defined luck as “what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” the same is true for achieving career success.

There are an infinite number of ways to define career success. It’s always personal, it’s usually multifaceted, and it often evolves over time. Some measure success in terms of salary. Others view it in terms of title, level, or professional designation. Another gauge may be the reputation that can be cultivated in their chosen industry or field. Yet another focus may be the perceived impact and importance of their work.
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