Executive - Outplacement
Managing Director (49)
After more than 20 years working for a medium-size family company and following a severe change in the surroundings, I suddenly found myself at the age of 49 faced with a completely new orientation.
Equipped with an excellent education (Dipl. Kfm., StB) and a huge experience potential from a strongly internationally-orientated job as commercial manager, I felt well prepared for every challenge, just not when it came to my self-portrayal and presence in the overt or covert management market.
The logical decision, or then one which any responsible person in a comparable career situation would do, was to take advantage of a management consultancy – in this case, outplacement.
I deliberately chose not to go for one of the big names in the branch to find my ideal sparring partner who would be my constant and present advisor during this expected and rather complex application process, coupled with the highs and lows and a lot of patience.
I was well supported during all the problematic issues of the process. This comprised the reworking my strengths, realigning my career goals, working out the market, as well as making contacts, right up to discussions and advice sometimes from the point of view of personal life experiences.
The outplacement consultant remained a sparring partner - a coach. During this cooperation time one shouldn’t be adverse to guidance on the one hand, but on the other hand, one needs a huge amount of self-discipline, initiative and commitment, which constitute the steps to success.
The efficiency of this consultany lies in the good mix of the said cooperation. Above all it is important here that the “chemistry” is right between the client and the consultant.
Having completed successfully within a reasonable time I would like to once again heartily thank KONITZER & TAFEL!