Terwelp teams with Reach for Career Bailout

Free Career-services for Employees of Failed Banks and Financial Institutions


Today, Wendy Terwelp, www.knocks.com, teams with Reach to announce the Career Bailout Program for employees of failed banks and financial services firms. The $700 billion taxpayer financed bailout will do a lot to shore up the financial industry, but will do little to help the average worker who – through no fault of his own – has found himself without a job.


“We hear a lot about the multi-million dollar payouts to CEOs of failed financial services firms, but little about the employees who are caught in the turmoil and have lost (or will lose) their jobs” said William Arruda, President of New York- based Reach Personal Branding. “There will be a lot of resumes of competent professionals flooding the market from Lehman Bros, Bear Sterns, Washington Mutual (WaMu) and Wachovia employees – making it much more challenging to find the ideal job,” he added. “Personal Branding is a way to discover and project clear differentiation and value. It will help these new job seekers out-compete in a very crowded employment market, and Reach Personal Branding Strategists are here to help.”


Reach and our Reach Preferred Personal Branding Strategists, like Wendy Terwelp, got together to offer a free ‘career package’ to employees of these failed financial institutions. Included in the package are a resume review, 360°Reach personal brand assessment and an Online ID evaluation. This will help job-seekers jump-start their job search, focus on the positive and develop valuable and differentiated positioning in this incredibly competitive space. With a lot of banking industry resumes on the street touting similar credentials and experience, the key to success is to stand out and offer differentiated value. This is an opportunity for employees to re-think their careers and their candidature, understand their personal brand and develop a strategy for finding their next role.


Target individuals for this program include anyone whose last employer was Bear Sterns, Wachovia, WaMu or Lehman Bros and who lost his/her job as a result of the recent failure. The program will expand should other institutions meet the same fate. Individuals who qualify will be able to select a personal branding coach who will provide the services included in this career bailout package free of charge. These services are limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


About Reach and Reach Preferred Personal Branding Strategists:


Founded by William Arruda in 2001, Reach is the global leader in personal branding. The Reach Preferred Personal Branding Strategists are a select group of the over 250 Reach trained coaches who are experts in all aspects of personal branding for career-minded professionals and executives. Those who are participating in the Career Bailout are: Walter Akana, Kim Batson, Nancy Branton, Michael Colemyn, Rob Cuesta, Deb Dib, Kirsten Dixson, Susan Guarneri, Steve Lanza, Kristen Jacoway, Bernadette Martin, Wendy Terwelp, and Erin Yoshimura.


Learn more at: www.reachcc.com/careerbailout


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