"Experience is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does with what happens to him."

Aldous Huxley

Ad astra Career Management provides support for people facing redundancy.

Most individuals facing such change do not feel equipped to deal with it, and value expert and objective coaching to help them to understand the wider job market and how to sell themselves effectively within it.

Outplacement support helps people to review their skills, values and achievements and to evaluate future opportunities in the light of that.

It builds confidence and provides structure at a time when individuals may be feeling vulnerable, so assists in helping them through the process more effectively.

Support can be delivered on a one to one basis or through workshops, and we are happy to discuss your organisation's particular needs.

Elements which are included in outplacement and career management sessions may include:

  • Coming to terms with redundancy and exploring the process of transition
  • Understanding the client's issues
  • Reviewing past experiences - how these have shaped where you are now
  • Exploration of strengths and transferable skills
  • Defining key achievements which have shaped career
  • Exploration of values, motivators and aspirations
  • Exploring work-life balance
  • Exploration of personality as a means of building self-awareness and strengthening understanding of style in interacting with others
  • Looking at the options - which might include portfolio career, self-employment, voluntary work, interim management
  • Coping with stress
  • Shaping a definition for a future role
  • Refining an action plan
  • Matching skills to the job market and analysing what's available
  • Confidence-building
  • Targeting job-search - the 'hidden' job market
  • CV preparation - different types of CV for different purposes
  • Recognising and developing support systems in finding a future role
  • Networking skills
  • Identifying and dealing with obstacles to reaching goal
  • Researching companies
  • Preparing for interview
  • Interview practice and review
  • Evaluating job offers and negotiating terms
  • Keeping a perspective
  • Maintaining employability - career management skills for life



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