The Executive Gold Outplacement
Programme provides the maximum in-depth and personalised option
for senior managers. It builds on the Enhanced Executive Outplacement
Programme, containing all the elements of that programme but with
the additional element of proactive marketing by our experienced
'head-hunt' trained consultants.
Whilst networking is very powerful
and should also be conducted, it tends to have limited scope.
There is good evidence to suggest that this direct approach to
new potential employers yields high returns and is more likely
to generate meetings than many other methods, including networking.
There are several approaches to this activity and we always explain
the methodology on all of our outplacement programmes. However,
the Executive Gold Programme takes this to a higher level by providing
a professional and proactive marketing campaign conducted for
you and on your behalf. This service is invaluable to the busy
Executive who is still engaged in the many transitional tasks
that normally accompany changes in company structure. It also
offers considerable competitive advantages and is of immense value
to those who are not entirely comfortable of making direct cold
advances on their own behalf.
This proactive marketing campaign
complements our Executive Outplacement Programme and assists senior
executives in finding their next opportunity. Through personal
consultation, we identify the companies in the appropriate industry
and preferred location, to create a customised marketing programme.
The target audience includes
appropriate companies, recruiters, headhunters, and interim management
consultancies, at home and/or abroad. Our consultants advise on
the best course of action to maximise the chances of success and
develop a mutually agreed marketing plan. Our researchers continue
to develop the marketing plan whilst our consultants make contact
with the appropriate people.
Our methodology is very successful
as our consultants are well-trained marketers with a head-hunting
background, and employers and recruiters normally welcome our
approach as no fee applies. In addition we add value to the prospective
employer or consultancy by managing the process e.g. interview
arrangements and brokering the offer.
As your personal details are
not divulged until interest is clearly established. This approach
allows you to make an application to the company at a later date
should a position subsequently become available. This service
therefore compliments your own self-marketing campaign and applications.
We work in partnership with you;
providing regular progress reports and reviews to avoid duplication
and ensure the campaign is appropriate to your individual needs
and circumstances. Our aim is to effect introductions to selected
companies and widen your choice. Working closely with you throughout
the process, we advise on market conditions and trends, and effectively
cover both the advertised and non-advertised professional job
In addition to the above,
the Executive Gold Programme contains the full set of options
from the executive programme, shown below:
- The preparatory pack is normally dispatched
within one day of your order being placed. This provides introductory
information about the programme, together with the behavioural
profiling survey, a self-audit questionnaire, draft CV guide,
plus tips and information for getting started. This allows the
individual to immediately focus his/her attention to the task
of repositioning themselves in the market place and to maximise
the effectiveness of the main programme.
Executive Manual: - Our
comprehensive Executive Outplacement manual is presented in a
high quality binder and provides 11 modules of quality information
with detailed index for ease of use. The information provided
is not only relevant to the job search and career development
but also, as many delegates have commented, applicable to many
other aspects of business & life. This manual provides detailed
information and revision notes on all of the issues, plus tracking
sheets and diagrams. This is complemented by industry specific
and/or person specific relevant information pack.
Strategic Planning: -
This includes identification and qualification of key goals and
preplanning exercises to provide clarity and maximise the effectiveness
of the planning process. Good planning and monitoring is an essential
component of the process, and has a significant impact on the
Developing your Curriculum
Vitae: - The CV or resume is the candidate's 'calling card'.
We provide step-by-step guidance for each individual to develop
a well structured CV, appropriate to the position sought, which
will maximise their chances of being invited for interview. The
finished CV is carefully evaluated by the consultant to ensure
high quality and relevance.
Understanding the Job Market:
- It is important to understand the status of the job market in
your current &/or chosen area. We also cover the unadvertised
job market and provide up-to-date information on the current market
status, together with lists of useful contacts.
6 Months personal access
to ExecuBank: This live commercial,
business intelligence database, provides a unique and vital competitive
edge to the job seeker by offering access to the 80% of opportunities
that never get formally advertised. The service taps directly
into the live database compiled by Mandis Information Services.
Mandis services are used by; The Sunday Times, BBC, Bank of England
and others. The system provides easy access to real time information
about dynamic changes in the top 100,000 UK companies. It provides
an insight to those companies that are restructuring, involved
in mergers & acquisitions, developing internationally, winning
large orders, relocating etc. A knowledge of these issues, coupled
with the right approach, significantly improves the probability
of a positive result to a proactive approach for employment.
- Behavioural profiling can assist the individual in discovering
the kind of role he or she is most suited to. The delegate undertakes
a survey of 142 questions. The analysis examines the four major
areas of behaviour. It covers both the primary profile, and the
environmental adjustment that the individual imposes on his/her
tendencies. Each individual receives direct consultation against
his/her profile and how this could affect the selection process.
One-to-one in depth consultation
providing advice and guidance: - Usually the service is delivered
on a one-to-one basis over a period of three and a half days.
The initial programme spanning three days, plus a four hour one-to-one
review meeting some weeks later(see below). As with the executive
outplacement programme, the Enhanced Outplacement Programme can
be offered as an Integrated Outplacement Programme. In such cases,
significant confidential one-to-one consultation is provided for
each executive, in accordance with their needs (generally around
7 hours per person). Delegates also have the advantage of a mentor
to work with them throughout their search, to provide advice,
information and guidance. CV tailoring, interview preparation,
interview practice and interview debrief are very popular and
particularly effective at the middle and senior management levels.
Marketing Yourself: -
Viewing oneself as a commodity is an alien concept to most people.
We show the delegate(s) how to apply the principles of marketing
to themselves, and how to conduct a proactive and effective marketing
campaign utilising traditional and the most up-to-date methods.
This combined with market Intelligence available via ExecuBank
gives the executive a vital competitive edge.
Transferable Skills: -
In a shrinking market it may be necessary to widen the field of
options a little. We deal with how and where the delegate(s) can
reposition themselves most successfully. The more senior the position
the more difficult this becomes, so close interaction afforded
to these delegates is particularly pertinent.
Interview Technique: -
Understanding the objectives of the interview and how you can
best prepare yourself are both fundamental to success. These issues
are covered in depth with exercises to assist, and practice to
Consultancy, Interim Management
and Contract Roles: - Whilst this may be a preferred option
for some, it can also be a useful stopgap for others. We examine
the pros and cons and the practicalities.
- Information on setting up as an independent consultant &/or
on starting a business is included, where appropriate.
Dealing with Stress: -
Our unique approach provides a cognitive appraisal of the mechanisms
of stress and practical techniques for overcoming these.
Follow-on Review Meeting:
The value of the follow-on review meeting has
been highlighted by our clients and consultants alike. Normally
this meeting takes place 4-8 weeks after the initial consultation.
An agenda is jointly developed and agreed beforehand. Typically
this busy meeting will include such topics as: strategy review,
alterations and enhancements to the search, current applications,
specific interview practice and new developments.
Unlimited Follow-up Consultation
and Mentoring: - The delegate will have access to his/her
consultant to provide a follow-on support service, to track progress
and provide guidance on specific applications and issues arising.
Each delegate can therefore get personal
help as and when they need it. Should any issue arise that is
not covered in the manual, or the delegate simply wants reassurance
or advice, e-mail or telephone contact is available. For the executive
programmes, this support service is unlimited in duration.
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