year the fastest appointment achieved by one of our delegates was 3 weeks,
despite being quite senior and “mature”. Some others have been
working on job search for several months. The average is around 3
months. We can try to give you a realistic estimate when we meet.
It is no surprise that a younger or less senior person should be expecting
1 or 2 months, a senior specialist in their 40’s/50’s can take 3months or
more depending on professional discipline.
plan and agree a programme that meets your priorities, we document this as
actions and a timetable. “How long” is part of this. Some
individuals want to move very fast, others to take a break before starting
on job search. For senior executives we usually suggest planning a
programme over 3 months – the recruitment process can take a surprisingly
long time. Should it happen that at the end of the agreed programme
you were still looking for the right opportunity, the ‘phone and email
If your ex-employer is
prepared to fund it, then we offer "open ended" programmes - no limit on
the duration of the support. However, we do not walk away from
anyone who has exhausted the funded programme - we will always help.
are usually either in the Thames Valley or the West End. We can
arrange alternatives – the objective is somewhere convenient to you.
Confidentiality and cost
work on programmes that are employer funded – there is no cost to you
other than travel to meetings.
ex-employer has reports on activity – they need to know that we are
delivering what was promised. But we keep the content of all work
strictly confidential – what we discuss, or what you choose to do, is
never reported to the ex-employer unless you agree for some reason that
you would like this to happen.
employer pays us, we cannot give a delegate any advice or comment on the
legal aspects of any redundancy!
Starting a programme
no obligation at all for you to take up the offer of assistance. It
is completely voluntary, but also free and does not result in any tax
liability. Remember that the objective is simply to help you achieve
a new role faster by providing information, structure, feedback and
would like to consider the option, then ‘phone. We can talk it
through, and then (if it suits you) arrange an informal meeting to talk
through your situation and requirements.