Is Your Outplacement Firm A Joke?

Are you really getting the best deal from your outplacement firm? WSJ looks at the cottage industry of consultancy firms that companies hire to help fired employees get new work. Problem is the level of service some of the lower-bid firms provide reflect their cost.

Former clients complain about boilerplate cover letters with identical typos, and oddball admonishments during mock interviews. One woman say she was chastised for ordering cranberry juice because she was told it could indicate she had a urinary tract infection.

Another man was criticized for not following his coach into the bathroom to continue the interview conversation.

The story is from two years ago, but I doubt the industry has become perfect since then.

Have you ever gone through an outplacement firm? Did they help you find a job?

Outplacement Firms Struggle to Do Job [WSJ]