Thread regarding ViacomCBS layoffs

Out-placement service?

Has anyone used this service provided by LHH? Worth it? It seems like a lot of time wasted to just get someone review my resume. Something tells me that's all it really is, whereas it bills itself as having access to "hidden jobs," whatever that is.

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Post ID: @OP+16uZymrR

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LHH won't help you get a job, but it does provide a bit of structure to your search flow, and depending on your level there are some modest resources that can help a bit (resume folks are pretty good but they can't give much time), and if you need to sharpen your LinkedIn game they have a few live sessions or webinars that will give you some insight. Basically, it acts a cheer team while you look. Many folks just don't need it; others find some light benefits. Can't hurt to sample some sessions, use the resources you want/need, then move on what's you've got your groove on. They're clear too: your own network is the single biggest source of job leads. Good luck and congrats on being OUT of ViacomCBS a lumbering dinosaur with little future beyond a content studio...means it will keep shrinking and cutting folks. But that's OK = you're free!

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Post ID: @Igkn+16uZymrR

It's a joke. Ok it's not money coming out of your pocket but it's a waste of time. The job boards are nothing you can't find elsewhere on indeed or linked in. Parts of the site don't work at all. They try to push you to attend boring webinars and virutal "job fairs" that you can find anywhere. All these LHH poeple contacting me for what they say in their emails as a "self directed program." Anyone looknig for work it seems like LHH has a lot of peple on their payrolls! LOL

I suppose LHH makes a k–ling off of the CYA fears of companies like Viacom/CBS because I don't see how they add value at all and stay in business. Like someone else said, I wish the company should put that money for the 2 months of nothing instead to people's severance or health insurance.

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Post ID: @igsw+16uZymrR

I found them pushy and insistent too. 3 or 4 people kept calling and emailing. I felt like a relay race baton. Then there was nothing. I presume they get paid by billing hours to Viacom on a per-employee basis. If you don't engage them, they don't make money and they move on to someone else. I'm just using it for the job boards.

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Post ID: @3ljs+16uZymrR

I found the outplacement people to be pushy and aggressive. Via their website when I tried to upload my resume for someone to look over they had no “entertainment/television/film” or even communications as a desired industry. Which is funny because a media company hired them. I would use it because it’s free but take everything with a grain of salt.

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Post ID: @2jvd+16uZymrR

No sh– sherlock. Unfortunately that's not how the money was spent. Might as well try the outplacement service. What does anyone have to lose by trying? Especially in this sh–pile job market

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Post ID: @1poc+16uZymrR

Why should anyone care what the company spent on it? I would rather they spent GOOD MONEY on extending health benefits for a few more months.

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Post ID: @1oyr+16uZymrR

If the company is paying for outplacement services you definitely should use it. The company paid GOOD MONEY for it, so you as might as well give it a try since you really have nothing to lose.

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