“Restructuring: A simple plan instituted from above in which workers are right-sized, downsized, surplused, lateralized, or in the business jargon of the days of yore, fired.” ~Anonymous (Source: Fortune, February 15, 1995)
We offer many unique differentiators to assist both our corporate clients in performing sensitive executive leadership restructures and helping our individual clients navigate through the minefields of career transition. Throughout the entire contract, our team of leading career management experts are committed to deploying a high level of client engagement as part of our “white glove” service!
We pride ourselves on the superior level of trust and respect granted by peers in the executive career transition and talent management sectors. We are also very honoured to have formed alliances with leading career development coaches who will bring deep value to our clients during their career transition.
Here is a list of our top unique differentiators that give Downsize With Dignity superiority over other vendors:
CAREER MANAGEMENT EXPERT with BEST IN CLASS CREDENTIALS
Martin Buckland, Principal of Elite Resumes, is recognized as the most credentialed and connected resume writer and career management authority in Canada, earning appointment as the sole Canadian facilitator of the Senior ExecuNet round table based in Toronto, Ontario.
Martin holds certifications in career transition, executive coaching, career coaching, resume writing, job search, interviewing, personal branding, and is one of only two people in Canada to obtain the exclusive Certified Social Media Career Strategist designation. Given the current trend in online recruitment, knowing how to manage your web presence, network and boost your Google profile ranking using both active and static social media sites, is a must for anyone in career transition.
Downsize With Dignity is here to help minimize the burden of risk placed on your HR team during corporate restructuring. Martin applies his training as a former law enforcement professional in partnering with companies to execute seamless, safe and dignified employee terminations.
BEST CAREER TRANSITION PACKAGE ON THE MARKET
No other executive outplacement company provides such a comprehensive suite of service offerings in a single executive leadership outplacement package. At Downsize With Dignity, our “white glove” career transition package includes:
- Professionally written resume and a suite of cover letters.
- Creation of a compelling written and video biography to effectively market the clients’ career expertise, in-person and online.
- Development and execution of an aggressive job search and executive career transition plan led by a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach.
- Mentoring and guidance in applying the optimal strategies to attract online attention and maximize client engagement using active and passive social media applications.
- Coaching to maximize your exposure on LinkedIn, the #1 site for career professionals.
- Free attendance for 1 year at the Senior ExecuNet round table networking meetings, held twice monthly at Executive Recruiter offices in the Toronto region for clients with an earning potential of $175,000 and greater.
- Work in confidence with our partners, all experts in their field, in undergoing a confidential personality assessment, personal branding, salary negotiation coaching and behavioural job interview training.
- Capture attention by creating a Your Personal Brand Name website, highlighting the area(s) of expertise unique to YOU. Boost your ranking during a Google search by deploying your own hub of intelligence and information.
You won’t be shuffled around! We only accept a limited amount of concurrent executive clients to ensure you have the same Career Transition Coach, creating a comfortable and open environment based on consistency, trust and confidentiality.
PERSONALIZED RESUME WRITING SERVICE
We don’t use templates or refer our clients to online resume writing tutorials. We are the only outplacement provider to utilize an intense and interactive process focused on personal branding and career achievements. We devote the necessary time required to give each client attentive “white glove” service in creating a superior and personalized portfolio of resume documents created by a Certified Professional Resume Writer knowledgeable in current resume trends and hiring practices for the senior executive. We will never outsource or use ghostwriters to create your resume and suite of cover letters.
MASSIVE NETWORK OF CONNECTIONS TO DECREASE TIME IN TRANSITION
As a career management professional for over 20 years, Martin has acquired a large database of respected business leaders across corporate Canada as well as a global network of influencers in recruiting and human resources. His database is considered the most comprehensive by some Executive Recruiters who use his vast client list to source talent.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH SPECIFIC INDUSTRY LEADERS
As a component of our customized “white glove” executive outplacement package, we are pleased to partner with esteemed colleagues, each leaders in their field, delivering the following value added services:
Rebecca Heaslip, President of Leadership Insight Inc. has a passion for talent assessment and is certified to administer leading-edge psychometric assessment tools. (Leadership-Insight.com)
Jack Chapman is the Principal of SalaryNegotiations.com and is recognized across North America as the #1 salary negotiation coach, helping clients traverse through the employment offer process to realize their full earning potential. Jack shares his expertise as author of the book “Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1,000 A Minute”. (SalaryNegotiations.com)
Catharine Fennell is the CEO of videoBIO and knows how to create a captivating video biography to market your online brand. (videoBIO.com)
Paul Copcutt, Personal Brand Strategist, will guide you through a Personal Leadership Brand Audit, helping you to uncover and leverage your strengths, enabling you to contribute at a level few imagine, much less attain (www.paulcopcutt.com)
Diana Swan, Principal of Your Personal Brand Name, provides a simple platform to devise your own website encompassing YOUR unique domain name and email address, boosting your ability to connect with potential future employers and other career influencers. (YourPersonalBrandName.com)