In the management world, the most often asked question would be “what is career transition and/or outplacement?” For those who seek to change their career and start a new life, understanding the answer to that question is crucial to your success. 

What is Career Transition? 

Sometimes, due to various circumstances, we find ourselves in a position where changing our career becomes inevitable or even favorable. Also known as “career change,” in some places, career transition is all about finding and moving into a new phase of one’s occupation, even if that means switching to another industry. While there is no set duration for career transition, the process can be prolonged if you are not receiving appropriate support. 

What is Outplacement? 

Outplacement is a service that is given to those who had been displaced in their current career. Specialist groups and companies not only help these displaced employees come to terms with their situation, they also assist them in finding a new place to work. Outplacement includes a number of services including: 

  1. Job search support 
  2. Counseling 
  3. Career assessment 
  4. Resume, cover letter, and application advice 
  5. Networking and accessing hidden job markets 
  6. Interview skill training 
  7. Interview practice sessions 
  8. Needs analyses 
  9. Entrepreneurial advice 
  10. Retirement strategies 

Outplacement services are often tailored to the individual or group, based on the needs, experience and skill level. 

What are the Advantages of Career Transition and Outplacement? 

The biggest reason to use career transition and outplacement services is the chance to rebuild one’s confidence and build on knowledge. Not only do you receive customized lessons and advice on how to market yourself successfully, you also learn new ways to make yourself a better candidate. From there, you pick up skills throughout career coaching, mock interviews, social media/networking advice, and learning the latest trends in resume and cover letting writing. 

You will also learn how to utilize your key strengths and transferable skill sets, especially the ones that can be used in a variety of industries. 

In doing so, you will see that you have an endless list of chances to transition into a new career. 

Is Outplacement Like Head Hunting? 

Absolutely not! Career transition and outplacement services are about helping you achieve success and find an occupation where you will be comfortable. Career transition companies work side-by-side with recruiters, helping them find the best candidates for a number of a job openings. 

If you find yourself in a situation where you would like to undergo outplacement and receive career transition services, please contact us for more information today. You don’t have to remain in the gray area forever, and you don’t have to stay in the same industry. The career transition and coaching programs at BEVA Global can help you to transition successfully and find new employment sooner. 

About the Author

As a Master Degree in Science in Project Management from the University of Québec , Richard is a dynamic bilingual professional with more than 25 years of progressively senior leadership experience in various industry sectors such as retail, construction, non-profit organizations, research and development, information technology and government. Richard holds various designation such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Richard is also known as a reputable and knowledgeable instructor in project management in both English and in French in class and virtual.