At London Outplacement, we’ve been offering online outplacement services for many years. When we established our online service, this outplacement delivery method was pioneering and new. Today it’s how most outplacement companies offer their service.
There’s a good reason for that.
Online outplacement offers a whole range of benefits because it’s flexible and able to meet specific needs for anyone whose role has been made redundant.
Whether you want a new job fast or whether you want to change your career over time, you can use an online outplacement for a wide range of career situations.
So how does online outplacement work and what does it offer?
What is Online Outplacement?
Online outplacement is simply an online hub that provides a wide range of job-search tools, techniques and information aimed at helping you find your next post.
The process starts with the basics of a job search, skills and personality tests. These provide new insight into your natural abilities and personal preferences.
You also receive guidance on how to organise your CV, prepare for an interview and set up your LinkedIn profile. To help with your search, there’s information on where to look for opportunities and if you want a change, there’s advice on how to change career or start working for yourself too.
You may not want everything on offer, but that’s okay. It’s all about getting what you need, when you need it so that you can take your career to the next level.
What are the benefits of Online Outplacement?
Online Outplacement has many advantages over traditional outplacement programmes. For a start, the fact that it’s online means it’s available 24/7. You can work on your job search when and for as long as you want.
Other outplacement programmes can tie you down. Maybe you have to travel into town to meet a careers coach or go into the office to attend a group careers programme.
Neither of these options offer much flexibility and can be difficult to handle if you’ve recently been made redundant. After all, who wants to sit in commuter traffic or battle with packed trains to go somewhere they don’t want to go? And of course, travel is another expense you have to bear at a time when you’re probably doing your best to protect your lump sum.
Redundancy is a time to reflect
Redundancy can be traumatic and being out of work has many highs and lows. After all, managing the emotional fallout from losing your job can be tough. That means getting on a commuter train or showing yourself at the office is often very difficult. It makes your situation even starker because you could feel like an outsider.
That’s hard when it’s somewhere you used to belong.
However, having the option to work on your laptop rather than having to travel or fit in with someone else’s schedule means you’ll have time to live life differently. Being out of your normal routine will help you to see yourself in a new light and give you time to consider your next move.
This means your redundancy period gives you an opportunity to enjoy your leisure time, enrol onto courses and consider new avenues of work while having more time for your family This gives you a change to reflect away from the hustle and bustle of work and all it entails.
An opportunity to start something new
Losing your job is an ideal time for you to reassess your career and consider whether you want to go in a new direction. It might not seem like it, but it’s a fantastic opportunity – and that’s how we want you to see it. At London Outplacement, our aim is to help you view your redundancy as the best thing that ever happened to you.
That might seem a bit far-fetched if you’re struggling to find a new role or you’re worried about the financial issues around job loss. But if you embrace the experience, you’re likely to find there’s a silver lining in the dark cloud of redundancy.
If you’ve been in your career for a long time, it’s possible you haven’t had a chance to reflect on where you’re going or what you’re doing. You’ve simply got on with it.
And if your career is relatively new, redundancy can be an opportunity to see what skills or experience you need to avoid being in a similar situation in another company. Perhaps you’re more resilient in the face of challenges or you learn to be more flexible. You’ll be better positioned to find new and better roles faster when the writing is on the wall.
With online outplacement, you have the chance to consider what work you really want to do. Maybe you want a complete change of career or want to start your own business or consultancy. Either way, in-depth exercises in a quality online programme give you a structure. You can start to see new possibilities.
It can be hard to think outside the box when you’re immersed in the same old work environment with the same people every day. It’s hard to reinvent yourself. That’s why leaving can feel scary when you’re immersed in the comfort of what’s normal for you.
This is why an online service is outstanding for giving you the space you need to make a change.
You don’t have to do it all on your own, either. Our London Outplacement programme means you can ask for call with a career coach at any time. We’re there for you every day of the week. You don’t have to wait for a regular time slot or even be limited to one call a week.
To sum up: an online outplacement service, can provide the help you need at the point when you need it. There’s no waiting around for a scheduled call or for a group session.
After all, if you’re putting big changes in place following redundancy, that level of convenience is very important. It means you can maintain your momentum and keep going with your search rather than having to stop unexpectedly and then find the energy to restart another time.
A personal journey
Everyone’s experience of redundancy is going to be different from someone else’s. Again, this is where flexible online outplacement comes into its own. It can be tailored to meet your personal needs.
At London Outplacement, we treat everyone as an individual. That means we can address your specific needs and job requirements. We’re here to help you see yourself with fresh eyes and rediscover your talents and the opportunities open to you.
Your journey back to work – whatever that means to you – is a personal one. That’s why our online outplacement service means you can connect with us over Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp and get the help and answers you need when you need them. We’re ready to help you move on to the next phase of your career journey as quickly as possible.
Do reach out to us if you need any support or help.