SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 09, 2014 – RiseSmart, the leading provider of career transition services, has revamped its executive outplacement suite of services, creating two levels of services — Elite and Premier — to provide even more robust career transition services to displaced executive-level employees. These services, which already place executives into new jobs 72 percent faster than the national average, now provide even more customization and support.

Workforce needs are changing at an increasing rate, including mobile connectivity, social networking, and non-traditional hours or workspaces. RiseSmart has identified key areas in which traditional outplacement services fail to meet these needs and created the ideal solution for a quick and effective transition for executives, whether they choose to find a similar role, change careers, or choose to pursue entrepreneurship or creative retirement.

Through the RiseSmart Elite Program™, transitioning top executives receive a customized suite of services, including a team of experts who are dedicated to the transition success of executives, including:

  • An Executive Relationship Manager — Each executive is paired with an Executive Relationship Manager who acts a concierge and supports the executive through all facets of the job search.
  • A peer-level Executive Coach — Each executive receives one-on-one transition coaching, including a 3-hour in-person coaching session, with a peer-level coach who has personal experience in executive roles. The coach also holds extensive executive leadership, career, and transition coaching experience, specifically at the executive vice president, C-suite and officer-level.
  • A certified Executive Resume Writer – A certified resume writer carefully crafts a resume and offers the executive unlimited copy revisions. The resume writer also develops the executive’s personal branding materials, including a cover letter, executive bio and a custom LinkedIn profile.

The Elite program is recommended for executive vice president, senior vice president and C-level employees who require specialized and comprehensive support. That includes in-depth online reputation management, in which RiseSmart provides tangible recommendations for optimum online branding (such as development of new content designed to rank highly on search engines when the executive’s name is searched), a critical component of today’s online networking and job search activities.

RiseSmart believes in the power of networking to speed a career transition. Therefore participants in the Elite Program are connected with members of RiseSmart’s Executive Advisory Board, made up of entrepreneurs, VC funding specialists, compensation specialists, etc. who are available to help these executives with their career transition.

Participating executives are also placed in Mastermind Groups to facilitate networking, accountability, and inspiration. These masterminds comprise executives from similar industries and at similar levels who meet for a weekly phone call to brainstorm, share ideas, and challenge each other during their job search. And once those executives do land a new position, RiseSmart provides Integration Leadership Coaching to help leaders integrate into their new roles.

For mid-to-senior level executives, including directors and vice president-level individuals, RiseSmart recommends its Premier Program. Similar to the Elite Program, RiseSmart provides each participant with a specialized Executive Transition Team, including executive transition specialists, certified resume writers and a job concierge. Premier Program participants also receive access to peers and potential contacts in relevant professions and industries as well as access to industry research, online reputation management and Mastermind Groups.

“We understand career transition at the executive level requires much more customization in order to meet the unique requirements of high-level employees,” said Karen Stevens, RiseSmart’s vice president of Practice Strategy. “By updating and expanding our executive outplacement solutions, we can ultimately provide even more customized and dedicated assistance to achieve the transitioning executives’ personal goals, while creating desired results for organizations that are navigating reductions in workforce.”

For more information about RiseSmart’s Elite Program, register for the Sept. 17 webinar at

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leading provider of career transition services that strengthen employer brands, improve retention, and re-engage talent. RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement combines personalized services from trained professionals with unmatched technology delivered through a convenient, cloud-based platform. High-performing organizations in more than 40 industries rely on RiseSmart’s outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, to help former employees find new jobs faster. Landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages more than 60 percent faster than national averages have helped make RiseSmart the nation’s fastest-growing outplacement firm. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit

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