Kelly Donovan, CPRW
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • Job search specialist
  • LinkedIn wizard
  • Outplacement provider
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Coach / trainer
  • Globally recognized work (TORI nominee)

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Outplacement Services

We’re a Boutique Firm Offering Affordable Career Transition Seminars and Services for Your Employees

Serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, & Inland Empire, CA

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Is your company undergoing a reduction in force affecting up to 250 employees? We can help! Kelly Donovan & Associates is a boutique outplacement firm that provides seminars and other services on-site and virtually.

We’ve had multiple individual clients who received outplacement services from large firms as part of their severance packages, but still decided to hire us (on their own dime) to receive the highly personalized services they truly needed, rather than a high-priced cookie cutter package.

Why use our outplacement services to help your employees?

    • Affordability: As a small firm with low overhead, we’re able to provide outplacement workshops and services for a fraction of what the “big guys” charge. In fact, our low-cost on-site outplacement services are even less than what the large firms normally charge for virtual services (eg., online seminars).
    • Experience: We’ve conducted successful career workshops and seminars for Mattel, Verizon, and other organizations; and we also have team members with Fortune 100 recruiting experience, and experience providing outplacement services for other Fortune 500 firms.
    • Personalized expert service: Our principal, Kelly Donovan, will work with your employees personally; she is a career expert who has been featured in/quoted by Forbes, the New York Post, the book Resumes for Dummies,, the Detroit Free Press, Fast Company, Career Builder, and other media, books, and websites.
    • Customization: We can create a custom solution tailored toward your exact needs and budget to make sure your employees get exactly what they need. We’ll work with you to determine what would make sense for your situation, and we’ll also customize based on the unique needs of different types of employees.

Why invest in outplacement services?

  • Reduce your unemployment costs and liability.
  • Minimize or avoid negative publicity on social media and in traditional media.
  • Help the employees who have been loyal to your company over the years.

Outplacement Workshops & Services Offered

The workshop topics we cover are customized to the needs of your employees; examples include:

  • Resume creation: developing a modern and impressive resume (this can be a hands-on workshop that gets employees started on revamping their resumes, which we can review once they’re completed). We can also provide services to create resumes for employees if needed.
  • Online application training: applicant tracking systems, keywords, and best practices.
  • Job search trends and best practices: importance of being focused; networking; mistakes to avoid; and best practices.
  • LinkedIn: creating a compelling profile and using the site as a proactive tool for networking and visibility.
  • Personal brand development: identifying unique strengths and value.
  • Interviewing: etiquette, best practices, answering common questions, answering unexpected questions.
  • Misc.: cover letters, networking notes, elevator speeches.

Other outplacement services to help your employees can include:

  • Ongoing career coaching and job search coaching.
  • Branding packages for executives (resume, LinkedIn, coaching).
  • Career hotline for employees to call with any questions that arise during job search.

We’re based in Southern California and serve the following areas:

  • SoCal: Los Angeles area, Orange County, San Diego and North County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and other parts of Southern and Central California.
  • Washington, DC area: Our principal, Kelly Donovan, frequently travels to this area, and Northern Virginia and the District are convenient for her to serve.
  • Virtual: We can provide training for your employees anywhere through online seminars (“webinars”) and coaching sessions by phone.
  • Other cities nationwide: We can travel to your location.

Our Customized Approach

We have experience working with all levels of employees, from hourly laborers to C-level executives earning 7 figures annually. We’ll work with you to address the varying needs of different types of employees.

Signs we might be a good fit for your company:

  • If your current reduction in force affects 250 or less employees.
  • If you’re a Fortune 100/500/1000 company that wants affordable training for your affected employees.
  • If you’re a smaller company that has never used outplacement support for employees before.
  • If you didn’t think you could afford outplacement workshops or services and weren’t planning to provide them.

You can also visit our outplacement website,

If it sounds like we might be a good fit for your company, let’s talk!

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Or call 909-235-6383

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"I had four headhunters find me on LinkedIn and contact me, and my resume did a great job of showing what I can bring to a company. I'm very excited to be starting my new job. I highly recommend Kelly's services and will be referring friends to her." -Phil F., Director of Business Development, Los Angeles area (via LinkedIn)

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My Difference

  • Recruiter Perspective
    I have an active executive recruiter for Fortune 500 companies who will review your resume before we finalize it!
  • Up-to-the-Minute
    I'm up to date on how to get you noticed on LinkedIn, as well as resume trends.
  • Comprehensive
    My team and I can equip you with everything you need!
  • Attentive
    You can call or email me at any point in your job search for advice and encouragement.

Did you know?

Your job search expenses are usually tax-deductible; check with your tax professional about deducting your investment in my services. I'll provide you with a receipt for your records.