If you have received notice that you will be losing your job, but have not yet signed (or not yet received) a severance agreement, please click please clickhere to schedule a free consultation with us to get help negotiating your going-away package with your employer.
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If your company offers outplacement (career transition) services, ask to use a boutique career consulting firm rather than your company's usual outplacement provider. Most companies will decline at first, but many will agree if pushed a bit as the change of provider doesn't cost them anything. Outplacement is a tax-deductible expense for them and a tax-free benefit to you if they pay the provider directly.
If your company does not offer outplacement services, ask for the organization to pay for transition services with a boutique career consultant. If they say no, ask for a smaller package such as two months or eight hours.
Unfortunately the Columbia Business School Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshops for alumni are currently suspended.
For alumni in job search, InterviewStream is great tool offered free of charge for alumni - see below.
InterviewStream Practice Interview System
Welcome to the InterviewStream portal for Columbia Business School (CBS) alumni! InterviewStream allows job seekers the opportunity to see and hear themselves online. Unsure about how you may perform during your next big interview or finding yourself nervous about a face-to-face? InterviewStream is designed to get you more acclimated to the interview process. Using a webcam, you will be able to simulate job interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Afterwards, all interviews are immediately accessible online for you (and your career coach if you'd like) to assess and leave feedback. Learn what your strengths and weaknesses are during an interview so that you can continue to refine what you're skilled at and improve what verbal or nonverbal actions you are lacking during an interview.
To get started:
Click the orange link "Create Account" at the top right of the box below to access the registration page. (If you have problems accessing the site via the iframe, please click here.)
On the Columbia registration page, enter your first name and last name