Surviving the Ax with Out Placement

Down sized employees today must manage the complex and devastating business of finding a new
job. Increasingly out placement advise resources include the use of the World Wide Web as a key
job search tool. Companies are actually training people to use the Internet to find jobs. Full out
placement services provide career counseling, coaching and training. Employees are instructed on
how to use CD-ROM databases of business and industry and the Internet. Private companies
often hire consultants to help people find jobs. The web is a full resource for locating independent
consultants or for assembling and outplacement program on your own. Doing it yourself requires
motivation and organizations. Consultants, on the other hand, provide secretarial services, video
taped interview practice, sample cover letters, resumes, and posting electronic resumes and
searching job data banks.

National Business Employment Weekly 2/97