Organizations engage Career Development Partners to transition employees out with dignity and coach them through the job search process. Our outplacement programs incorporate the use of guided technology as well as one-on-one attention, combined with local influence and global reach.

Times when Outplacement would be Appropriate

  • Realignment of resources requires the adjustment of staff to meet reduced workload.
  • Economics requires the reorganization of one or more business units.
  • Leadership recognizes the need to make specific team adjustments for fit or function.
  • Individual or individuals no longer fits the future corporate direction.

5 Reasons Why Companies use Career Development Partners

  1. Reduced unemployment costs. Our candidates land 40% faster.
  2. Reduced risk of lawsuits. Cost to defend a wrongful discharge suit on average is 75K in Oklahoma – if you win. Higher in other states.
  3. Increased employee engagement. When the remaining employees see that a company cares for its people the employees perform better.
  4. The company’s reputation goes with the employee for life. What will they say about the way they were treated?
  5. Protection for your company brand in the marketplace. One of our clients in Tulsa says that we not only protect their brand but enhance their brand based on response from the employees that went through our program.

To enhance your reputation

To the former employer:

“Thank you!  They [former employer] could have done a lot less, but I think they provided an opportunity and tool to use CDP to land on my feet and I feel like that’s what I’ve done.  The process that [former employer] and CDP have crafted together is generous and is beneficial to me as a job search to allow me to search and find the best thing for me.” ~ Tom

Reasons Companies should offer career transition assistance:

  • We offer a variety of programs to meet an employer’s specific needs. Programs can include:
    • Individual tailored Executive Level Outplacement
    • Professional Level Outplacement
    • Retirement Planning
    • Spouse/Partner Relocation
  • Companies offer this as a risk management tool; offering assistance to orient a released employee to look forward instead of backward.

What we Provide

  • On-site at the time of notification
  • Professional career consultants
  • Personal/Career Assessments
  • Career transition manuals
  • Transition Momentum Portal™, our proprietary web portal providing a host of tools in one place to help advance the impacted employee’s search

“The first piece is don’t assume you know the answers.  There is a process that CDP has, the first day was a little overwhelming, but if you’ll just step back and work with them, they have great tools and a process that will help you be successful.” ~ Tom

“Great program and tools to use for moving forward. I feel the section on my exit statement helped me get over my anger towards my previous employer. Thank you” ~ Bryan

“I appreciate all that I gained from attending the workshops. It boosted my confidence and honed my skills to a degree that allowed me to move a little faster.” ~ Lee

“Trust, and the encouragement you receive. Also, Rick is an excellent teacher and provided excellent material and advise. Travis providing the video early on in the process was helpful. Debra was helpful in meeting with me and offering assistance. Nancy was always so welcoming and friendly. Overall a great experience I would recommend.” ~ Jeanette

“Travis really was helpful in making me take a new approach to my resume and how I handle interviews. it was great to have someone to bounce questions off and help me have a clear vision of what I wanted. I’m thrilled with my new position and what I was able to negotiate in my accepted offer.” ~ Cindy

“The service provided invaluable information on how to search for employment in today’s world.” ~ Barbara

“The program was helpful. A lot of the information I already knew but it forced me to apply it systematically. But there was also some level of information I didn’t know. It was also nice to have a person there to bounce questions off of and receive both constructive criticism and encouragement.” ~ Randy

Sessions and Outplacement Services

Our Outplacement participants are given access to a variety of tools and assistance. Click through the tabs below to learn about each of our sessions, programs, and benefits.

During the orientation, you meet your coach, learn about who we are, and are introduced to the many tools, guidelines and portals that we provide. Bring your resume and let us get you started on the first step of finding your new position.

During Career Assessments the coach spends time discussing what you have accomplished and where you want to go from here. What are your goals? How well do you know yourself?

Do you know how to custom fit your resume for that dream job? Attend the Resume Development Session and you will learn the secrets of how to turn a good resume into a great resume!

Just as companies create brands, you must learn how to brand yourself. Determine what you have that makes you stand above the other candidates. Furthermore, develop a target list; who do you want to go to work for and how do you get in the door? We will coach you to learn how to market yourself.

Not all positions are posted online, so how do you locate the one you want? By using research and technology. Let our experienced coaches guide you through the process of identifying positions that fit your talents and goals.

Don’t forget about professional social networking either. Learn how to develop your LinkedIn page so that it is a resume that speaks for you!

You’ve acquired an interview! …now don’t panic. Our coaches will discuss great tips that will help you feel and LOOK more confident when you walk through that door.

Once you’ve made it past the interviewing process and an offer has been made, how do you go about handling negotiations? Effective negotiation is a learned skill. Let us help you enhance your interview and negotiating skills.

Taking advantage of Meet the Recruiter gives you the one-on-one chance to review your resume, polish your interviewing style and get usable feedback before walking in for that big interview. Contact Us to schedule a time to meet with a recruiter one-on-one.

Work one-on-one with your coach to fine tune and polish your resume.

We will distribute your resume to over 1,200 Human Resources and corporate decision makers.

Do you need a quiet space to work towards finding your job? Our program will provide you the necessary space you desire. A fully equipped computer with Microsoft and Internet are available at your request. We even have a fax machine you can use!

Sometimes we need that little extra assistance and talking with a coach one-on-one is the best way. Don’t be afraid to ask us! Our expert coaches are invested in you and are here to give you support during your search! Contact Us to set up time with a One-on-One coach today.

Rick Christensen

Rick Christensen

Director, Career Transition Practice

Rick has been a career consultant for over 20 years, serving a very broad-based and diverse clientele.  His specialties include effective group facilitation, one-on-one coaching and consultation at all levels including senior executives. Rick has achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Master Career Transition Consultant through Career Partners International.  He is a Certified Life Options Retirement Coach and certified coach and facilitator for the Manager As Coach Learning Series (MACLS).

Rick’s passion is coaching individuals through career transitions, developing career management strategies and in identifying and sharpening competencies to open doors to new opportunities. His efforts have assisted thousands of individuals achieve their full potential.

Rick’s background in human resources, recruiting, career planning, corporate training and line management in manufacturing gives him a unique perspective in helping transitioning individuals identify core competencies that have high value in the marketplace.

Email: rick@cdpartnersinc.com

Find Out More About Outplacement

Career Development Partners is here to fill your organization’s outplacement needs. Contact us for a price quote and to speak with one of our professional coaches.

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