Always Forward Outplacement Support provides outplacement services for individuals and corporate outplacement across a diverse range of sectors. Our career coaching is focused on empowering people to move on from redundancy to a successful career. We are experts at helping people improve their career prospects by improving their personal brand and honing in on their core skills, whilst improving their confidence, communication and networking skills. Our career coaching supports and guides people through periods of career transition and helps to focus career direction and new career opportunities.

Multi-Disciplined Career Coaching

Each outplacement project is different and is largely driven by the subtle changes which occur between one sector and another.

Our career coaching is open to all employment sectors although we specialise in finance, private equity, technology, media, telecommunications and M&A. Our ability to navigate between a diverse range of sectors is largely driven by our deep knowledge and understanding of the recruitment market and the strategies that need to be adopted in order to find employment.

Our career coaching service also provides expert advice on the latest benefits , what your options are and the best way to apply. Our knowledge covers all walks of life and our advice also extends to those looking for retirement.

 Our outplacement courses, career workshops, and 1-2-1 career coaching sessions enable people to move from redundancy to a position of strength, whether that is moving into a new job, changing career, looking at retirement and much more. Our track record includes multiple success stories and covers sessions across the UK ranging from career workshops, lectures and personalised career coaching 1-2-1’s.

Career Coaching – Career Workshop 1

Session 1 – Moving Forward – Positive Options for your Future

Starting the process

Future lifestyle

Financial

Personal

Health

External support

Time

Making informed choices & managing change

Current position

Pathway

New role

Need to know

Potential pathways

Support on your road

Changing career path

Why a new career

Your ideal post

Meeting the expectations

Cross-transferable skills

Training

Internships and work trials

Transferring existing skills & upgrading

Past experience

Obvious transferable skills

Less obvious skills to transfer

Measuring your competencies

Upgrading to update

Keeping on the same path

Available vacancies

Skills, experience, and qualifications

Self-employment

Benefits to self-employment

Viability checks

Sole trader, franchise or partnership

Available help

Semi / full retirement

Viability – financial planning

Resources

Part-time paid work

Ad hoc work

Benefits

Change in circumstances

What is available

How to claim

Career Coaching – Career Workshop 2

Session 2 – Moving Forward – Setting the Background

Setting the background

Your online footprint can make or break you!

Making the right things visible

Delete the bad

LinkedIn

Building your profile

Constructing the right network

Using your network to market yourself

CV Writing

Clear and concise

Achievement led

Powerful and positive diction

Screening software

Mobile friendly

Recruiters rejecting CVs

Career Coaching – Career Workshop 3

Session 3 – Moving Forward – Networking Effectively

Networking effectively

Using existing network

Networking events

Maintain your network

LinkedIn and Facebook

Elevator pitch

Preparing a target list

Researching

Maintaining lists / using Excel

Leveraging on your list

Using job boards

Posting your CV

Searching for jobs

Using job alerts

Job boards as a research tool

Google alerts

Dealing with recruiters

Shortlisting who to deal with

Making an approach

Making the recruiter take you seriously

Building a relationship

Introduction email and letter writing

Drawing out the poignant points

Cross referencing to job descriptions

How to stand out from the crowd

Follow up to introduction

Career Coaching – Career Workshop 4

Session 4 – Moving Forward – Optimising Interview Performance

Research & preparation for interviews

Researching in the right places

Know the job spec inside out

Be clear on your weaknesses and strengths

Highlight specific and relevant examples

STAR

Different interview types

The telephone interview

The face-to-face interview

The panel interview

The sequential interview

Formal & informal interviews

Competency based interviews

Body language & communication styles

Facial expressions & body postures

Gestures

Handshakes

Eye contact

visual – auditory – kinaesthetic

Mental attitude

Focus On The Present

Use Positive Language

Keep learning

Accept when things aren’t perfect

Negotiating terms

Managing expectations & perception

Honesty and transparency

Using your recruiter as the middle-man

Knowing when to accept