Laser Focused on Preparing Downsized Employees
Layoffs are no fun – but, they’re a fundamental part of the personnel management cycle. Next time layoffs appear inevitable, just remember, how you decide to handle it will influence corporate culture for better or worse.
Employee-employer relationships are often close-knit ones in small and medium-sized businesses. Doing the right thing for your people means providing expert resources and support to manage the stress and challenges of finding a new and hopefully better job. Investing in outplacement services during layoffs shows that leadership cares!
Unlike most outplacement providers that jump from contract to contract, JobStars is a B2C company first and foremost. This means we’re already battle-tested and capable of delivering a personalized career services experience for professionals of all industries and experience levels. Please see below for a run-down of services we offer:
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Prepared from scratch, line-by-line rewrite on a new format. The process is hosted from start to finish in the client portal, a secure environment for sharing confidential information. Each participant completes an intake process consisting of an introductory questionnaire and telephone consultation. First drafts are ready within five business days or less. Unlimited revisions for 30-days for draft alterations and questions. Includes matching supporting documents. Collaborative effort includes two assigned experts for each participant. The end result is an interview-winning Resume and Cover Letter!
This service is designed for refinements and improvements to an existing Resume. The process is hosted from start to finish in the client portal, a secure environment for sharing confidential information. Proofing, reformatting, and otherwise polishing to remove document errors and inconsistencies. Reformatting and layout improvements. The refresh process is completed within four business days or less after intake. One round of revisions is included for any questions or last minute adjustments. The end result, is a much improved Resume!
The content for the LinkedIn profile is prepared and formatted on an informative worksheet for easy implementation into the participant’s profile. Participants perform their own profile updates. The end result is a well prepared An in-depth guide to using LinkedIn with helpful links as well as a guide to managing LinkedIn settings is included for outstanding self-service and support. LinkedIn profile to compliment the new Resume and serve as a foundation for discovering new opportunities, making connections, and gaining knowledge.
This is a one-time send off of the newly prepared Resume and an accompanying letter to 500+ retained and contingency recruiters. The documents to nationwide recruiters at major search firms including Korn Ferry, Boyden, Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, and Christian Timbers. Recruiters at third-party agencies are always on the lookout for high quality candidates. Works well for a broad range of industries, occupations, and experience levels. Great way to quickly and easily give the job search a jump start.
This is a personal website to compliment the participant’s Resume and LinkedIn profile for a holistic and well-rounded professional image. The flashy personal website lists important functional competencies, key skills, and leadership behaviors that enhance a job seeker’s value proposition to prospective employers. Participants select from any of our six unique styles and layouts. Career Webfolio captures attention, adds substance, and influences hiring managers.
This is an informative and expertly written biography highlighting key skills, work experience, values, motivations, and more. Professional Summary is written in first-person or third-person depending on the participant’s needs. Crafting an interesting and attention-grabbing biography adds value on social media sites, company websites, and more.
Convenient and Secure Virtual Client Portal
The client portal is a private, secure platform for information gathering, document sharing, and collaboration.
Secure platform for collaboration
Convenient forms for information gathering
Notes and discussions for in-depth correspondence
Shared calendar with helpful event reminders
Job Interview Coaching
Interview preparation in a safe and judgement-free environment. The program is hosted within the JobStars client portal, a secure platform for correspondence. Each participant undergoes an intake session and three full Career Coaching sessions to practice storytelling techniques, develop an elevator pitch, improve salary negotiation skills, and more. Great for exploring the psychology of behavioral interviewing and gaining valuable practice through simulated interviews. The end result is a well-prepared and confident interviewer!
Job Search Coaching
Job search coaching to circumvent the competition and land a good job. The program is hosted within the JobStars client portal, a secure platform for correspondence. Each participant undergoes an intake session and three full Career Coaching sessions to practice techniques and strategies for connecting with recruiters, engaging in networking activities, targeting specific employers, and more. The program includes helpful self-study exercises and worksheets for download. The end result is a savvy, empowered job seeker equipped to land a great new role.
Career Transition Coaching
Help navigating the challenges and obstacles of finding a new job. The program is hosted within the JobStars client portal, a secure platform for correspondence. Each participant undergoes an intake session and three full Career Coaching sessions to evaluate potential career paths in order to create alignment with personal values, motivations, and preferences. The program includes the Keirsey Career Temperament Report as well as helpful self-study exercises and worksheets for download. The end result is greater clarity on potential job title, industry, and seniority level.
Single Coaching Sessions
As needed Career Coaching sessions (50-minutes each) for help with matters pertaining to career transition, job search, interview prep, salary negotiation, and more. Candid feedback and practical advice from an outsider’s perspective. Self-study exercises, worksheets, and MP 3 recordings of each session for reinforcement.
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on multiple factors. Please submit a contact us message to inquire on pricing. Proposals are customized and rates are included in full at the time of proposal delivery.
We currently accommodate parties of 3 to 200 participants.
Sure! We’ll prepare a customized a package that is aligned with your goals. Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to submit your information and we’ll reach out to schedule a consultation.
As a purebred in the Career Services space, we’re not recruiters and we’re not an employment agency. We specialize in helping job seekers achieve their goals but we don’t actually offer direct placement. We do offer Resume Sendoff which is a service for emailing a participant’s newly written Resume to nationwide staffing and employment agencies. This often leads to job offers. We also provide Career Coaching on the most effective techniques and strategies for connecting with recruiters.
We specialize in Resume Writing Services for entry through executive-level professionals.
The process of building a new Resume begins with a self-service introductory questionnaire to provide more information. After that, each participant goes through a telephone intake call prior to first draft development in order to discuss the project. The first drafts are ready within five business days after intake and the process includes 30-days for edits and revisions after receiving first drafts.
We also offer something less comprehensive for improving an existing Resume, rather than building a new one. For more information, please submit a contact us message.
Career Coaching is designed to provide practical guidance and support in areas like career transition, job search, and interview prep. No rigid road-maps or impractical agendas. Just helpful and personalized sessions, conducted via telephone or video chat, based on the coach’s discretion and/or the participant’s preference.