Irvine, CA – “When you’ve been let go from a job—especially if you didn't see it coming—you feel a tremendous lack of control,” says Susan Howington, CEO and founder of Power Connections Career Services. “You don't have a lot of control over the job search process, but there are things you do have control over. We focus on those things.”
Power Connections Career Services is an outplacement services company that works with organizations who are letting employees go. As part of the severance package benefits, these organizations provide career transition support to employees impacted by the downsizing event.
“We encourage the companies offering our services to give us their downsized employees’ contact information because it's really important for us to call that person a day or two after they've been let go from their job to ask them how they're doing, to explain our services, and see what we can do to help them.”
“Once we can have the first conversation with them, it's amazing the turnaround in their attitude and their emotions. They actually leave their first appointment with us excited. They have this glimmer of hope that things are going to be OK.”
Still, says Howington, it’s not just about helping someone land their next job, it’s about landing the right job, the job they really want.
“My philosophy is about empowering one's professional persona,” says Howington. “It changes people's lives and their perspective on who they are as a professional.”
For more information on Power Connections Career Services, visit www.powerconnectionsinc.com