Proven, personalized, cost-effective support for your displaced employees.

During these uncertain and challenging times, providing outplacement services to your valued employees is a way to give them a lifeline — and traditional career transition services won’t cut it. Our proven outplacement services include flexible options your affected employees will appreciate and a level of affordability you will love.

OUTPLACEMENT SOLUTIONS

Downsizing is a difficult and emotional process for company leadership. Whether you are downsizing several hundred or only a few, The Career Strategy Group can help by offering downsized employees support and hope as they begin the process of looking for a new job.

As an established outplacement firm, we’ve specialized in providing affordable and flexible outplacement services to individuals throughout North America for more than 14 years.

A traditional office, with a desk and phone, is no longer needed, so, why waste your money on providing an office that won’t get used. We have always provided our services virtually via phone, Zoom, and Skype. But, we still specialize in building a bond like we’re next door.

We offer a one-stop, flexible, expert outplacement solution. Our career solutions range from one-on-one job search and career coaching consultation to career marketing development support to DIY solutions that can give your affected employees support at their own pace.

We have worked with clients, both big and small throughout the D.C. area: Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and universities. What do our satisfied clients have in common? They want an outplacement partner that offers a winning system; one that will get their affected employees hired faster.  And, we are honored to deliver.

Why Choose Us?

Proven client success, our history of writing resumes for professionals and executives around the globe, and our CARING standards are just a few reasons why you'll want to work with our team.

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Why Choose Us?

PROVEN CLIENT SUCCESS. Our clients range from nonprofits and associations to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Our success stories include individuals from such companies as Marriott, University of Virginia, AERAS, MGAC, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Hostelling International, CSIS, eGlobalTech, Communities in Schools, D+R International, Capital Bank, and more.

FULL-SERVICE WRITING AND BRANDING TEAM. Back in 2006, we built our reputation as a resume-writing firm. Since then, we’ve finely crafted thousands of resumes for professionals all over the world. And, via our customized workshops, we’ve taught thousands more to do it themselves.

EXPERIENCED TEAM: As a team comprised of former HR executives and recruiters, we understand what makes a candidate unique. Our team is uniquely qualified to transform even the most challenging job searches and help your loyal employees get back to work fast.

WOMEN-OWNED. We are a 100% women-owned and operated firm.

EXCELLENCE EVERY TIME STANDARDS. Everything we do is in the best interest of our clients. We abide by strict CARING standards of community, genius, nurturing, accountability, respect and integrity. And, with EXCELLENCE EVERY TIME STANDARDS, you and your displaced employees reap the reward without any of the risk.

CONTACT US to see if we are the right fit for your needs.

Packages and Deliverables

Having studied the art of job search for 20+ years, we have designed a comprehensive program and paired it with expert, compassionate support to help your displaced employees get back to work fast.

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Packages and Deliverables

We have studied the art of job search for 20+ years, and have designed a program with everything your affected individuals need to land their next job, including:

  • A dedicated SWAT team to include a certified professional resume writer, senior career & strategy coach and client services manager.
  • A minimum of three (3) months of 1:1 career & job search career coaching support.
  • Coach-directed strategy and accountability to ensure they succeed in their job search. 
  • Personalized training in “The Career Strategy Group’s Six-Step Process for Career Success” to include such modern job search coaching techniques including how to create a job search strategy, tap into the hidden job market, and develop a personal marketing plan (PMP) so they can teach their network how to help them better.
  • A finely crafted and fully customized resume to highlight their candidacy, written by our certified professional resume writing & award-winning team (no templates used).
  • A finely crafted and fully customized cover letter targeted to their ideal employer, written by our certified professional resume writing & award-winning team (no templates used).
  • Time with our compensation strategist who will assess their offer letter and work to get them more money.
  • 24/7 access to an online, DIY, career and job search course, InPower.
  • Access to CareerShift, our powerful contact management and discovery database.
  • Onboarding support once they have landed their dream job to ensure that new job is a great job!

 
We also offer a customized option for those with budget constraints. For one low price, this package allows your individuals to choose the package that best meets their needs:

  • Option A: Full-Service Branding Package (all writing, resume, cover letter, LI profile)
  • Option B: A blend of writing and coaching
  • Option C: An all coaching option.

Please contact me  here for more info about any of the packages above.

Coaching Topics

Our coaches are here to help your displaced employees with any kind of career challenge they encounter. A new job? Self-employment? Retirement? Or just more money? We can help you with it all.

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Coaching Topics

Our coaches are here to help your displaced employees with any kind of career challenge they encounter. In addition to traditional job search and career coaching, we are here to support them, even if they desire something other than traditional employment. TALK TO US

A sampling of the many coaching topics we address are below:

Career Transition Coaching  Receive 1:1 coaching with an experienced career coach. Not sure what the right career path is for you? Want some advice around career options or identifying a target that feels good for your personality and motivated skills? Whatever you need, talk to an experienced career coach to ensure you are on the right path.
Career and Life Wellness Assessment + Debrief  Take the Career and Happiness Inventory Assessment and work with one of our career coaches to debrief it. Your follow up coaching is based around how you scored, identifying what is fulfilling and what is not, and coming up with an action plan to increase your overall wellness and happiness.
Job Search Strategy  Every effective job search starts with a well-designed strategy. Learn how to tap into the hidden job market by completing a personal marketing plan (PMP), an essential tool in any job seeker's arsenal. Use it to help others help you better by giving them very clear instructions about what you need in your job search. Get better quality leads. Land more opportunities. Understand how and with whom to network with the help of a clear strategy.
1:1 LinkedIn Profile Review Whether you are trying to find your next role or position yourself as a thought leader in your field, having a strong LinkedIn profile is an essential career tool in the 21st century. Our career experts will review your profile and provide advice on changes you can make that will help you stand out.
Managing Change & Developing Career Resilience  Losing a job is an event for which most people have little preparation. It can seem overwhelming with so much to do; telling friends and family, taking care of finances, making new plans for benefits, and starting a job search. In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Manage the emotions of change
  • Create a positive exit statement
  • Build resilience and take the positive steps forward necessary to land your next role
Communicating Your Authentic You - A Branding Conversation 

Having a well-developed value proposition enables you to convey your professional identity, values, attributes, skills, and achievements you bring to employers and members of your network. During this session you will learn:

  • The value of a "value proposition"
  • The 3 key elements of your value proposition
  • How to incorporate these elements and write a powerful statement
  • How to utilize your value proposition in networking and job search
Effective Networking 

Building connections and developing your network is essential to your job search. In this session you will learn:

  • How to build your professional community to advance your job search campaign
  • The art of effective networking as a life-long career management skill
  • How to build a powerful LinkedIn profile and optimize your visibility to your target audience
Working with Recruiters  Your resume is market-ready and your Interview skills are sharp. So, it’s time to start your search, but where do you begin? In this workshop, you will learn how to approach and establish a relationship with recruiters and placement agencies.
B.A.N.K. Networking & Career Assessment + Debrief B.A.N.K. is the world’s only methodology scientifically validated to accurately predict buying behavior in real time. The simple, personality-based B.A.N.K. system can pinpoint anyone’s personality in nanoseconds and can give you real-time intelligence on how to communicate, network, and negotiate easily with anyone using their own values. Knowing the language of B.A.N.K. can help you increase your job satisfaction and optimize your future career prospects.
Self-Employment Coaching Work with an executive coach to determine if self-employment is for you by clarifying your goals, unlocking your potential, and more.

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OUR SUCCESS STORIES

I cannot say enough good things about the team at The Career Strategy Group! From the owner to the support individuals, everyone is professional, prompt, supportive, and incredibly talented. Their insight into current trends in the career transition process were exactly what I needed. Their services may be one of the single most value investments you can make towards your career path!

Michael Hearon

I am elated with my experience working with The Career Strategy Group (specifically Laura and Eve). They were approachable, efficient, and asked all the right questions to create a resume that felt like my personal brand. I honestly don’t know how they work their magic like this, but it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this business to anyone looking to stand out feel proud of the outcome!

Sonja Lyth

Exceeded my expectations! I reached out to Laura at The Career Strategy Group to update my LinkedIn profile to reflect my new consulting business. Within a week of updating my Linkedin profile, I had a Big Four Consulting firm reach out to me via inmail. I recommend The Career Strategy Group without hesitation to any executive looking to update their LinkedIn profile and resume.

D Troy

The Career Strategy Group understands how to help job seekers write resumes that that get the right kind of attention from ideal employers. As a business owner (and mom!), I appreciate the career coaching services that they offer alongside their resume writing services. Finding the right position isn’t something we do everyday. That’s why I believe that real expertise makes a difference, especially in today’s competitive job markets and industries. I would recommend Laura and her team without reservation.

Heather Cox

I definitely recommend using The Career Strategy Group. They were so helpful in determining the exact needs of my job search and guiding me along the way. If I ever start my job search again, I’ll be contacting them.

Aeras TB

I can’t say enough how grateful I am for Laura Labovich’s expertise and help throughout my professional career. She not only created a stellar resume for me, but she has helped me to expertly navigate every challenge in my professional career. Laura’s wage negotiation instruction was instrumental in helping me to secure a significant raise, and my highest salary to date. She is my go-to person for all things career related, and I know that I can always count on her reliability, expertise, and professionalism. If you are looking to boost your job search momentum or to change your career, I highly recommend that you work with The Career Strategy Group!

Melanie G

I really enjoyed working with The Career Strategy Group. They were very responsive and easy to work with. I had been at the same company for many years and was at a lost of how to even begin writing my resume. They did a great job of organizing the details of each new position and showing how I had taken on more responsibility. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on my resume.

Maribeth Kovarik

I am so happy I reached to Laura the owner of The Career Strategy Group to help me update my resume. The thought of digging into this myself was so overwhelming. I truly appreciate the back and forth collaboration I had with my writer, Yvonnea. She did a fabulous job at helping me tell my story that markets my qualifications!

Lori Belford

I worked with Michele as my coach for about a year. As a result, I gained tremendously valuable insights through our work together that have directly benefited me in navigating the twists and turns of professional life. Michele’s thoughtful expertise is evident in everything she does and offers to her clients. I especially appreciate her ability as coach to draw out my own power and confidence to make good decisions for myself. I highly and unreservably recommend Michele to others as an executive coach and guide.

Elizabeth Branner

I have worked with Laura and others in the Career Strategy group over the past ten years and have had nothing but very positive experiences. Laura did an outstanding job preparing my resume ten years ago. Dana did an excellent job coaching me with a job search several years ago. Most recently, Yvonnea prepared a stellar new resume and cover letter for me with which I am thrilled. These three women were wonderful to work with, very sharp, professional, competent, and supportive.

Anne Major

The Career Strategy Group provides top-notch expertise, if I could give more than 5 stars I would. I worked with Laura on my interviewing skills and she helped me to fine tune my answers and strategize to highlight my best attributes. She came to each meeting with a very personalized arsenal of ideas and creativity that pulled from her obviously extensive background. This service is worth every penny, I might say priceless- not only did I get the job I wanted, but I walked away from the experience with a deeper understanding of how and why I wanted the job and could be most effective. Laura is the real deal and I would wholeheartedly recommend the Career Strategy Group to anyone who is serious about career success.

Cindy F.

Today’s competitive job market requires a search strategy that includes developing a focused marketing plan; creating a tight and searchable resume and working with a career coach who knows what recruiters are looking for in a candidate. The Career Strategy Group offers and provides these services and more with an emphasis on collaboration.

Working with a career coach can be an impersonal experience fraught with stress. The Career Strategy Group’s collaborative approach makes a client’s transition from one role to another a positive experience – less stress. Her team’s focus on client service is exceptional, and Laura’s ability to weave soft skills such as empathy and compassion into the conversation is outstanding. I highly recommend Laura and her team!

Maurice L.

Major thank you to the team at TCSG and my coach for the opportunity to be a career coaching client. My new resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, career resources and overall networking confidence thanks you all!

I had the honor of having Michele as my career coach for the last three months, and it has been such an amazing blessing to my life. Michele has the gift of connection and was made to be a coach! She introduced me to multiple new contacts and inspired my deep soul searching at a time where I was unsure of what to do next in life. She was so important to my transformation and career transition, and I have really come to rely on her weekly wisdom. Michele is someone that leads with her heart but most of all, leads you to being the best you. Thank you for everything, Michele. I’ll miss your presence deeply!

Massa S.

I engaged The Career Strategy Group to write my resume and I was BLOWN AWAY by the final work product! Their process was simple and I found each team member to be professional and knowledgeable about today’s hiring environment. I am SO glad I engaged this team and I know that I will get interviews and job offers now that I have a polished resume.

Tracy I.

I was thrilled from start to finish with the experience I had working with The Career Strategy Group. I initially engaged another service to help me write a resume and bio. They sent me a 31-page document and insisted that I fill it out before I could speak with anyone. Given the diversity of my work experience and the fact that I haven’t updated my resume in almost 10 years, the thought of this task was overwhelming. I reached out to Laura who agreed to meet with me in person to discuss my background and exactly what I was looking to accomplish. She was patient, interested and asked tons of great, thought provoking questions. From there she drafted a resume and we went back-and-forth to refine it. I am thrilled with the end result and will certainly be reaching back out to The Career Strategy Group if I need to make additions or adjustments in the future.

Lauren M.

Outstanding service and amazingly responsive. Career Transition solutions provided were terrific, and well-received!

Jason Salamon

The Career Strategy Group was instrumental in my career transition. They helped me understand my short-term and long-term focus and the team I worked with was best-in-class. They partnered with me so I understood how to approach this type of change while giving me the tools and confidence to succeed. I am beyond happy with the coaching and resume that they created for me and the ideas that we generated together.

Heather Davis

The Career Strategy Group has established itself as the go-to organization for all your career, and resume writing needs. Laura and Yvonnea shared their knowledge and expertise with me, most notably as an expert in resume writing, to provide me a robust easy to digest resume and cover letter. The company has a deep-rooted spirit of helpfulness that, coupled with its grasp of subject matter, speaks well to the high quality of deliverables. You will undoubtedly have a first class experience.

Albert Previte

It has been a privilege working with Laura Labovich and it was due to her expert job search coaching that I was able to negotiate a promotion and sizable pay raise. When I was ready to move on to a new position, she created a powerful and unique resume that demanded the attention of hiring managers, and got me an interview for the career of my dreams! She is a passionate and experienced professional who was by my side for every step on my path to a new career. I would highly recommend Laura to people who are desperately in need of job search momentum, or for career changers who need a jump start into their new life!

Melanie G.

The Career Strategy Group proved to be an excellent resource for me after my last place of employment closed and I was looking for a new job. Laura introduced me to Yvonnea who produced an amazing, professional resume that I received many positive comments on from potential employers. I was extremely impressed with Yvonnea’s ability to digest all of the information I gave her about my line of work (animal husbandry/biology) and previous experiences to produce my new resume. Laura also had me working with Dana who was my Senior Career Strategist and who helped me brainstorm/form ways to search for new jobs. Dana was a pleasure to work with and helped expose me to other lines of work (that were biologically related) that were also interesting.

Overall I would highly recommend the services of The Career Strategy Group for anyone who is in between jobs or looking to do something different.

Nick L.

I was referred to Laura and The Career Strategy Group in 2014 in desperate need of an updated resume. Working with Laura and Yvonnea was an experience that was well worth the time and financial investment. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the dramatic difference from what my original version was compared to the new version. I hate to use a cliche, but the comparison was literally night and day. My resume experienced a complete makeover – a total transformation.

From a day-to-day standpoint, I lost perspective on how I viewed my career accomplishments. But seeing it on paper brings a new spirit to my confidence to realize that I have done a great deal and can offer so much to future employers. I have received countless compliments on the tone, framework and overall presentation that brings my background and experience in words to life.

If you’re in need of an updated resume, don’t hesitate to contact Laura. You won’t regret it.

Christopher C.

Laura Labovich’s counsel is second-to-none. She invests herself 100% and works tirelessly to advance her clients.

What should you know before accessing Laura’s expertise? With Laura, you have someone who is committed to your success. She not only gives you a broad scope of tools, but also she cheers you on as she shows you the best possible way to achieve your goals. You can know that you are making a good investment. You can know that you will leave assured that you are ready to tackle the world. You can know that you have a dedicated professional in your corner. And, with Laura’s help, you can know you are going to win!

Elizabeth K.

I HIGHLY recommend Laura and her team of professionals. The job search environment is rapidly changing. The executive job seeker may feel they do not need support during a job transition but reality hits when one can not land a job for various reasons. Do not waste time. Contact Laura Labovich. She will guide you in the right direction and her team will help you land the RIGHT future opportunity. I will continue to recommend all my friends and colleagues who need support during a job transition to hire the Career Strategy Group

Vera M.

I contacted The Career Strategy Group about 8 months into a job search process that was going nowhere. I was spending hours on LinkedIn poring over job ads, drafting cover letters, and getting responses back from jobs that frankly I wasn’t thrilled about. I had an introductory getting to know you call with Laura, where she pinpointed exactly where I was struggling and how Career Strategy Groups job search and networking methodology could help me. While some aspects of the methodology pushed me outside my comfort zone, Laura pushed me and gave me tips for adapting her suggestions to my situation. I developed a killer elevator pitch, created a solid resume and LinkedIn profile, and honed my networking efforts and skills (and now I think networking is fun!).

The Career Strategy Group methodology significantly focused my job search efforts. I am thrilled to report that I will recently accepted a new position. In fact, at the end of my job search, I was juggling three interview processes and two offers! I can not recommend The Career Strategy Group highly enough it is definitely worth the investment of time and money.

Arleta B.

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