Has Risesmart, the outplacement agency, worked for anyone?
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Yes another benefit of getting RIF'd
Yes, take advantage of their service. I think you have 3 months from your RIF day to use them. They redid my resume and it is 100 times better than the old style. Using them though is kind of like a "free" timeshare vacation where you have to listen to the sales pitch. They did assign me a super-nice guy who schedules a catch-up call once a week.
I used them 5 years ago when I got laid off. Their resume writing service is pretty good. The rest of it was so so. They kept trying to get me to apply to jobs I wasn’t interested in or required an hours drive every morning and they didn’t seem to understand why I didn’t want to drive 2 hours a day for some c-appy job.
The resume rewrite is very well done. Even if you don’t use any of their other services, let them do your resume.
They are good
Dont rxpect miracles though
I think they are an excellent source to write your resume. As an older laid off AIG worker a few years ago, I learned the "old style" of resume preparation was out dated. I heard that today companies use computer programs to "read" submitted resumes and look for key words. So, if worked for AIG a long time like I did, times have changed. I got a job shortly after leaving through a network. I still keep the resumes that they prepared. It's free. Good luck. There is a kinder world than AIG out there.