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Maury Hanigan, founder, Layoff Coach Maury Hanigan

"If you are laid off, you usually want two things. First, you want enough compensation to keep your bills paid until you find another job. Second, you want to find a new job as quickly as possible."-- Maury Hanigan

Welcome to a Career Transition channel podcast on Total Picture Radio with Peter Clayton reporting. Maury Hanigan leads the team of experts that make up The Layoff Coach.

As a nationally recognized authority on employment, career development and hiring, Maury brings more than 20 years experience to the position, and joins us today.

Maury has designed career development, retention and recruiting programs that have impacted thousands of employees. She has consulted for corporations, universities and government agencies on a wide range of employment issues. Her clients include AT&T, Cargill, Cornell University, Computer Sciences Corporation, Exxon-Mobil, General Electric, IBM, Kraft Foods, Merck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes and Xerox.

Ms. Hanigan has designed acclaimed training programs including multimedia courses on job interviewing and career development. She has personally trained more than a thousand individuals across the U.S. and Europe in interviewing skills. She is the author of the book How To Make the Most of College, along with numerous publications in magazines and journals.

Maury is often consulted by the national business media for her assessment of employment issues. She has appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC and other national news programs. She is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Time, The Economist, USA Today and other leading business publications.

Talking Points

  • Tell us about the Layoff coach.
  • Other than yourself, who else is involved in the business?
  • What is your background?
  • You have a multimedia course called Sweetening the Deal - what does it cover?
  • Is this a DVD or an online presentation?
  • How much does it cost?
  • If you're part of a mass layoff from a major corporation, is there anything you can do realistically, to "sweeten the deal?"
  • What kinds of things can you ask for to sweeten the deal?
  • How many years do you need to have worked for a company before having some leverage to negotiate a severance package?
  • What if your company is filing for bankruptcy?
  • If someone listening to this has signed a termination offer and is having second thoughts, is it possible to retract it?
  • You mentioned Career Coaching -- you offer personalized, one-on-one consulting services?
  • How does this work?
  • Who performs the career coaching services?
  • This is all done by phone?
  • What else would you like listeners to know about Layoff Coach?
Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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