Menu
Click-To-Call: 1300 061 009
 
“Their advice was spot on and the resume and LinkedIn profile they designed showcased my experience giving me an edge in a competitive market”

Making Change Easier - Individual Success Study

Outplacement Australia Persistance Pays to Land Dream Job

Persistence Pays to Land Dream Role 

Sarah’s position had been made redundant and her company had engaged Outplacement Australia to provide her with one-to-one career transition support. Ideally Sarah wanted to remain in an Environmental Health & Safety role after having successfully broken into the industry for the first time two years previously with her current employer.

 Soon after finding out about the redundancy, Sarah discovered an ideal role as an EHS Specialist with a local, well respected company.

After contacting the company it was disappointing to hear that the advertised job had closed. In fact the contact person explained they'd had a good response, had already interviewed, and had a second-interview shortlist, so the chances of a new application being considered were poor.

Despite this news Sarah's coach and expert resume writer, Michelle, wasn’t convinced it was a lost cause. Michelle encouraged Sarah to apply regardless; pointing out she was a fantastic fit for this job. Sarah reluctantly agreed and Michelle immediately went to work with Sarah on strengthening her resume with content from her recent role to showcase her new EHS capabilities. She also partnered with Sarah to craft a strong application letter presenting her potential value to the business.  Together they had a resume and letter ready to go mid-afternoon the following day.

The following week the company called and asked her to come in for an interview.  She contacted Michelle and they did extensive interview preparation including coaching, company research and question preparation. She was naturally nervous given the importance of the role, and having not interviewed for a while, and spoke with Michelle multiple times before the interview.

The interview itself was confronting with a panel of three but using the story telling technique rehearsed and the prepared questions she left feeling positive. The following day she contacted Michelle and they wrote a thank you email, which she was about to send, but before she had a chance they called and offered her the job.

She has since discovered that her cover letter was the key to getting a foot in the door - it addressed every point in their advertisement and was backed up with proof. Even though she only had 2 years experience and they were looking for 5 years experience in their advertisement, her performance results were compelling. They had to get her in.

 Comments by Sarah

The help provided by Michelle was outstanding.

It is a real blow to your confidence to be made redundant from a job that you love, and I was struggling to get motivated to start looking for something new. Michelle was brilliant- she got my resume ready to go out within a day and gave me template cover letters to use. When I found promising job leads, she helped me fine-tune the cover letters to suit.

When I received a call for an interview, Michelle gave me excellent coaching and really helped me to feel prepared for the session- I was quite apprehensive, as I had not had a job interview for many years. At all times, Michelle was positive and encouraging, and really gave me the boost that I needed to get back into the job market.

I would not have gotten the placement that I have been offered without her help.

If you have recently been made redundant, your company is going through outplacement or you are looking for a career transition, contact the experienced team at Outplacement Australia.

*Client name has been changed.

Call us, we'd love to hear from you. Find out how we can design a program to meet your needs. Not familiar with outplacement? Learn more in our information section - what is outplacement?

Testimonials

"I got a team of experts helping me to get the dream job"

- Cherie

"Carmen was fantastic and an absolute joy to work with"

- Baz

"You were responsible for shifting my husbands dreary outlook on the job market. Thanks to your help he found a fantastic new job that he loves"

- Doug's Wife

"You assisted me in coming to terms with having to look for a job after 20 years with the same company"

- Ray

"You offered a perspective at a time when emotionality is high"

- Heidi

"Danielle enabled me to take important steps towards creating a new path for myself with a sense of confidence"

- Carley

"I really can't thank you enough, and am so happy I contacted your company"

- Jane

"My interview coaching session was a great experience...he helped me develop crisp answers that the interviewer was looking for"

- Robert

"I was totally blown away by the support and assistance I got from Outplacement Australia. It was totally different to what I expected"

- Aaron

"The confidence boost was great and the comments I received on the quality of my resume were awesome"

- Darren

"It was my first experience being unemployed. Outplacement Australia made the whole experience less painful"

- Emma

"You are amazing. I can't believe how thorough and dedicated you are"

- Terry

"I don’t think I could have done it without you"

- Elizabeth

It's a privilege to have access to this professional support from specialists who really seem to care

- Lara

"It really gave me the boost that I needed to get back in the job market"

- Fiona

Everyone I worked with at Outplacement Australia were amazing and helped me immensely

- Mark

"The assistance and support I received was beyond excellent"

- Malai

"It was like meeting the most professional friend in the world"

- Liz

"The feedback from participants was extremely positive"

- Andrew

"You made me feel confident and positive about where I was heading in the next chapter of my life"

- Kathy

Industry Awards & Credentials

We are committed to the highest of standards. Our team includes award-winning, certified resume writers and qualified career practitioners.

CDAA

Your career is in safe hands with qualified CDAA professionals up-to-date with the latest in career transition.

TORI

Access our multi-award winning resume team to have your resume designed by leaders in the field.

Reach Certified Strategist

Build your professional brand by working with our qualified Personal Branding Strategist

CDI

Our team has won multiple industry awards including the prestigious CDI Lifetime Achievement Award

CDI

Our resume workshops are custom designed by a Certified Master Resume Writer to help you stand out

CDI

Our team includes Certified Resume Writers who have had to pass exacting standards by CDI's certification body

CERM

For our executives, our resume team is led by a Certified Executive Resume Master and expert in executive career marketing

MCT

Translating a defence career to civilian terminology requires specialist expertise. We have Australia's only Certified Resume Specialist in Military Transition