Published on 29th September 2021
For 14 years, Raynard worked in a large insurance company. It was his second job aftercollege. But right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, he lost his job. Luckily, his former employer offered a benefits package, which included outplacement support to help employees who were let go to find a new position. Raynard was offered the tools and support to help him get connected, found and hired.
One tool he was particularly impressed with was the Virtual Career Fair: a digital tool which allows candidates to be showcased and seen by the hiring community. Raynard describes it as “having a convention centre right on your lap” since you enter a virtual meeting room right on your laptop. The use of digital solutions in outplacement processes facilitates connections between jobseekers and companies looking to hire – and this was particularly valuable during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This Virtual Career Fair really did the trick for Raynard, as it was here that he met his career transition coach from the outplacement services company, LHH. They discussed at length what he was really looking for in his next position. Just two
months after this initial interview, Raynard received a job proposal for a position at a financial services firm – and this is where he is working right now.
Raynard was given tips and tricks to prepare for the job interview as well as help with drafting the follow-up emails. The career transition coach also made sure to always check in with him during his job search. Raynard is convinced that the support he received from his coach enabled him to reach the next stage he was looking for in his career.
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