When it comes to dealing with redundancy, you need a personal service to help you refocus your career and get back into work. That’s why our service concentrates on helping you discover your career purpose and what you’re on this planet to change or deliver.
Redundancy is rarely greeted with joy – except by those who actively seek it out, of course. But even if losing your job feels like the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, it isn’t. And it’s our goal to help you to see this experience as one of the best things that’s ever happened to you.
Being laid off is often a damaging experience that can leave you doubting your skills and abilities. It isn’t always easy to get through this on your own. You often need help to rebuild your confidence and see your value to employers again. This is why we offer one-to-one coaching to all our outplacement clients.
You’ll also have access to online facilities that include online job-search resources and a guide on using tried and tested job-hunting strategies that will help you get results quickly
To make the most of these facilities, develop a positive mind-set so you can approach your job search with optimism and determination. Without the right attitude, you’ll find it hard to overcome the challenges that job-loss presents.
At London Outplacement, we’ll help you see redundancy as an opportunity rather than a threat to your success. We want you to see that redundancy offers you the opportunity to review your life and reignite your career. This is your chance to reposition yourself and get greater satisfaction and higher rewards from your work.
Of course, overhauling your attitude to redundancy isn’t easy, which is where one-to-one support through career coaching comes into its own. Personal career coaching is always a service offered to those on the lowest-priced outplacement packages. But here at London Outplacement, we have seen first hand how essential individual support is for job-search success. That’s why we include it in all our outplacement packages. To us, this is the only way you can establish a structured, focused job search that delivers what you want in terms of your career and your next role.
Let’s take a look at what makes our service so different from that of our competitors.
With us, it’s personal
All our packages include individual support because outplacement isn’t just about helping you find another job. It’s also about helping you find a job that makes your heart sing. After all, work takes up a lot of your life, so it’s important that it fulfilling, engaging and enjoyable.
From our point of view, your job isn’t just something you do to pay the bills. Although money is important, the work you do has a big impact on your life. When you feel a true sense of purpose in your work, you’ll get out of bed each day with a spring in your step and heaps of enthusiasm.
If the role you’re leaving has left you feeling flat and depleted, it’s time for something better. When you love your work, your life will be transformed. Rather than dragging yourself through your day, you’ll be approaching it with real passion and desire to succeed. And that’s going to have a huge impact on your career progression.
If you’re leaving a role you’ve loved even if just for the fringe benefits, you’ll know how important it is to find a new job that gives you equal satisfaction. You don’t want to end up with a job that makes you miserable. That’s because being unhappy at work affects everything and everyone in your life. A job that saps your soul and depletes your energy will have a negative impact on your relationships, leisure and health – particularly your mental health.
This is why we deliver our service both personally and on a one-to-one basis. You need someone with skill who actively listens to your answers and challenge your assumptions and beliefs. Without this kind of intervention, you won’t be able to let go of your limiting beliefs about yourself and your career. And that means it’ll be difficult for you to put meaningful and lasting change in place.
At London Outplacement, we believe redundancy can be a gift. Whether you loved or loathed your job, having the chance to reassess your career so you can chase a long-held dream is an opportunity you need to grasp with both hands. You may even find others are envious of your chance to hit the reset button and give yourself the space and time to consider what you really want from your work and life going forward.
Discover your career purpose
It’s possible that before now, you’ve never identified your true career purpose. Work has been a source of security and financial support, but it might not have delivered a lot of satisfaction. If this is the case, working with a career coach will be an eye-opener for you.
We believe understanding your purpose at work is at the heart of your job search. In fact, when you live your purpose, the job search becomes less about finding an employer who’ll have you and more about looking for an employer you want to work for.
After redundancy, you may find it hard to identify your skills and abilities or to know what kind of work is right for you. This is where having a career coach is so valuable. A coach can help you interpret personality and skills tests and identify what you want next in your career.
When you know what you’re looking for, it turns your job search on its head, because it’s you who’s in charge. Rather than asking, ‘Can I get this job?’ you’re asking: ‘Do I WANT this job?’ This shifts you out of the begging bowl mentality and into a position of empowerment and control.
To approach your job search like this, you may need to make a shift in your mindset. After redundancy, it’s easy to feel that the world of work has discarded you and that you’re no longer valuable or desirable. But a career coach can help you to understand your value and your purpose so you can start looking for it.
Build your confidence while you search
The other benefit of having a career coach is that it helps to build your confidence. Having a coach to offer feedback on your abilities and point out your skills and talents is priceless.
Redundancy may compromise your view of yourself, making it hard for you to appreciate what you can offer a new employer. So having someone else there to interpret skills, career and personality tests can help you see yourself from another perspective.
A coach is there to help you deal with the emotional fallout of redundancy, which they’re able to do far more quickly and easily than you could on your own.
Create a positive, focused mindset
When you’re doing something challenging like job-hunting, you need to develop a positive mindset and stay focused on the result if you want to succeed. That’s difficult to achieve when you work on your own. It’s easy for your attention to wander, get distracted and forget that this isn’t a holiday. It actually your time to concentrate on finding the right job for you. Fortunately, a career coach can help you stay on track, helping you to break down larger tasks into manageable chunks and creating a schedule for getting specific activities done.
Even better, a coach will spot any negative thinking or limiting beliefs that could hold you back or stunting your job search. Once your career coach points out your negative views to you, you’ll notice them yourself. That’s hugely valuable because it means you can work on your mindset every day and turn around your thinking and your expectations to see the opportunities and gifts that come your way.
Back it all up with tried and tested job-search strategies
No amount of positive thinking and coaching will change your employment situation if you don’t put into action the right job search strategies. Let’s face it, if you don’t DO what’s necessary to get the job you want, you’re unlikely to get it. Ultimately, you could end up with a job you’re less than enamoured with or even not get a job at all.
And underpinning the coaching, confidence-building and mindset work are a set of tried, tested and proven job-search strategies. These strategies will give you an approach to your job search that means you can have a greater impact in less time.
Do reach out to us to gain support or advice about how we can help you find the perfect job.