Guide to Outplacement Support

As part of negotiating a senior exit David will often be able to convince the employer to cover the cost of outplacement support.  Your employer may be contracted with a preferred supplier or you may be able to see cover for a supplier that you think can best support you.

These are some of the ways in which a decent outplacement will be able to support you:-

  • series of meetings with a dedicated consultant
  • experienced consultant (with experience in your sector) who works in partnership with you – a collaborative approach
  • the consultant facilitates the strategy and co-ordinates all other elements
  • initial meeting to look at career goals, marketability, network and the right type of organisation to target
  • above meeting to result in a job search strategy clearly focused on the best routes to market
  • targeted CV(s) produced by a professional business writer
  • content created for LinkedIn and other social media consistent with the agreed strategy, with technical support with postings where needed
  • psychometric and other assessments where appropriate
  • researchers who produce thorough and comprehensive research on target new employers
  • targeted, customised communications to contacts, companies and advertisers, created collaboratively with the writing team
  • guidance on how to develop networks and gather market intelligence
  • specialist introductions, exposure to the market through mentors, recruiters, alumni and other contacts – sometimes resulting in shadowing opportunities
  • administrative support to manage marketing efforts
  • interview coaching for specific opportunities
  • insider information from head hunters, employers and recruiters about the hidden job market
  • one-to-one coaching throughout to support you
  • closing interview to brief/debrief and to help turn opportunities into job offers

If you have been offered a settlement agreement and want helping negotiating terms to include outplacement support please call David on 020 3603 2177.


This article/blog is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking or deciding not to take any action.