Debra had been a longstanding business friend. When she expected an upcoming layoff, we first offered a simple one-page proposal, shown below. Later, the company asked for something more detailed, and we supplied a two-page version, shown on the next page. We ultimately delivered $75,000 in consulting to this company. Notice the simple language and brevity.
July 30, 20—
Director of Human Resources
Forster-Gerber-Smyth Management Company
1000 Broadway, Ste 1200
Denver, Colorado 80203
Here is the outline of the outplacement programs we discussed:
One Three-day Training Program for ten (10) exempt personnel $4500. Two two-day training programs for forty (40) non-exempt personnel $6000.
Editing and critique, word processing, and posting each resume to 100 Internet resume talent banks. Includes 100 laser-printed resumes. $125 per participant.
Books and Materials
- Resume Repair Kit $19.95
- 200 Letters for Job Hunters $19.95
- The Perfect Interview $17.95
- 6-Part Video Series (Getting HIRED) $99.95 each set
- Non-exempt training manual with two (2) audio cassettes (Opening New Doors) $75.00 per participant
- Exempt training manual with six (6) audio cassettes (Opening New Doors) $195.00 per participant
Non-exempt: up to four (4) hours each per person: $600
Exempt: up to six (6) hours each per person: $900
If you provide facilities, computers, telephones, supplies, and staffing: no charge. If we provide facilities, computers, telephones, supplies, and staffing: $5000 per month.
Human Resources Consulting
To establish programs, plan terminations, defuse potential violence and lawsuits:
20 hours at $150 per hour = $3000.
With best wishes,
William S. Frank