Client Services - Support Material

EuroCareer Consultants offers a wide range of career transition/outplacement services – whether to support individuals or groups of employees at times of redundancy.  We use online and traditional resources/techniques and are able to tailor requirements to suit specific business needs.

EuroCareer Clients - If you have access permission you can download Workbooks by entering your id and password.

If you don't yet have a password, please contact EuroCareer Consultants.

Click the titles below to see a summary extract from each Workbook:


"The essence of Outplacement is teaching/learning and, although not in any way connected with the Open University, we have been inspired by them and have, in many ways, followed their example….Open learning is by far the most effective medium for teaching people in their homes…which is exactly the position of a job-hunter."
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career aims

“What are your needs from a job? Questions like that often bring on a glazed look in the eye of the respondent! Money seems the obvious initial answer. But what else? What really satisfies you? How do you make sure that your next job feeds your needs? If you are not clear what your needs are now, then you may well be seeking the wrong job.”
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marketing yourself

“You may be thinking, ‘Surely one only has to put down the dates of employment, job title and a few words about the job.’

Have you ever seen an advertisement which only states a simple fact about a product? Do car manufacturers just tell you the engine size and miles per gallon? Do Building Societies simply state they are a Building Society with so many branches and so much money in reserve? No, they make it more interesting to grab your attention.”
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research sources

“The knowledge you gain from your research can give you a vital advantage over other candidates in terms of prospecting, drafting relevant letters and CV’s and for dropping in information at interviews. Sources of information are endless and they are all around you.

- Your research could be split into three sections: Identifying potential employers
- Investigating companies with whom you have a meeting planned
- Increasing your knowledge of a particular market sector.”
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finding your next employer

“As with other markets, your success in the job market depends on two fundamentals – research and the will to succeed.

In order to make your job search manageable, you will have to give it focus by deciding to target a particular sector, group of companies, geographical area or type of position. Your consultant will help you to channel your research efforts more effectively”
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interview techniques

“From the interviewer’s perspective the interview is an opportunity to assess how well you would fit into the company culture and structure. It is important that you fit in and become part of the team. The company has a business need, which you may be able to fill. So look at this as a business meeting, not a grilling.

From your perspective you are there to find out their problems and carry out a sensible dialogue with your interviewer. If you can do that you are half way to winning.”
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interview questions & answers

“All the questions that follow have been reported back as commonly asked by our clients.

Although we cannot recommend exact answers there are some general guidelines on each facing page. These can, of course, be covered in more detail and in relation to your particular circumstances by your consultant, and it is essential that you discuss together any areas where you feel insecure before attending any interview. The layout gives space for you to write your own answers if you wish.

There are some questions that are so basic, and which come up so regularly, that we call them “Key Questions”. So let’s start by looking at three of these……”
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selection techniques

“The single most important piece of advice we can give you is not to panic. With all these tests you are not any worse off than anybody else and if you do some preparation you are better off than most other people.

If you are preparing for an assessment your consultant will put you in touch with one of our testers.”
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negotiating the contract

“When it comes to deciding whether or not you will accept a job offer you should evaluate it from both a business and personal point of view. Never accept or reject an offer on the spot.

From a business perspective you must have thoroughly researched the company to be sure it is one you wish to become involved with.

From a personal perspective the effects on your family of accepting or refusing the position must be considered.”
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“As well as discussing the practical issues of budgeting, pricing, business plans etc. your consultant will also help you to discover where your strengths and weaknesses lie. For example, to successfully run your own business you will need to be your own salesman, credit controller and debt collector. Being aware of which areas are most likely to cause you difficulty, and where you can get help, will be a great asset.”
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business plans

“One of the most important documents you need to prepare is your business plan. This workbook will form the basis of your preliminary plan – writing down your ideas will help you to clarify them, and try them out on friends as well as your Consultant.

Preparation of the business plan will help you to assess the merits of your proposal and to consider whether or not to proceed along this route.”
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“The term franchising covers a wide variety of arrangements in which the owner of a product, process, services or even just name, allows someone else to use it in exchange for some form of payment. It can take the form of granting rights to run railways, broadcast TV programmes or sell cars.

However, in the sense that we are interested in here, franchising is the leasing of a business system by the franchisee – from its owner, the franchisor.”
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"Keep your set of EuroCareer Consultants workbooks – you never know when you may need to refer back to them.

Remember that the books are not only for finding a new employer. 'Career Aims' can help you to decide whether your current position is still fulfilling your needs a year after you started.

The advice on networking contained in Finding Your Next Employer is as relevant for maintaining good contacts who will help you further your career once you are employed."

"Minds are like parachutes…they only work when they are open"
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult! (Seneca)"
"We are all continually faced with a series of great opportunities…brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems (John W Gardner)"
"Behold the turtle! He makes progreess only when he sticks his neck out"
"Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it."
"A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure"
"To be employed is to be at risk. To be employable is to be secure."
"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day - teach a man to fish and he eats for life"
"The only certain thing about the future is that the future is uncertain (Albert Einstein)"
"When people feel the wind some build windmills and some build walls"
"Do it! Move it! Make it happen! Noone ever sat their way to success"
"The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about"
"There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. (George Crane)"
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds (Francis Bacon)"
"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life!"
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"
"It's never too late to be what you want to be"
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort!"
"Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities"
"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door (Kyle Chandler)"
"It is not enough to stare up the steps: we must step up the stairs (Vaclac Havel)"
"Success is a jouney, not a destination (Ben Sweetland)"
"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter…if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"

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