The Advantages and Disadvantages of Outplacement

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Outplacement

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article regarding the effectiveness of Outplacement. Outplacement is a service, paid for by an employer, to help their laid off workers prepare for job search. The benefit of this service is that it is of no cost to the individual and often provides them with help drafting a resume, and launching a search. The draw back is that the individual doesn’t choose the program suited to their needs and timeframe. Outplacement programs are often set by the former employer well before a lay off occurs. The difference between an outplacement firm and a career mananagement firm is that the jobseekers works together with a career consultant to design a program specific to their needs and timeframe. Whether it’s launching a job search, assessing a completely new career, or evaluating entrepreneurship, a career management firms work with 1 individual at a time to make career decisions and develop a plan consistent with their long term career and life goals. It’s not just about finding a job, it’s about proactive development, management and planning that helps professionals realize rewarding careers – for a lifetime.


About the Author:

Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.