Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




Career Transition & Outplacement

The certainty of having a long-term career with a single employer largely belongs to a bygone era.  These days, the capacity for both individual employees and their organisations to cope with unexpected organisational changes and the staff redundancies / retrenchments which often flow as a consequence, is critical to their success in navigating through today’s professional world.

The Founding Director of Dakin Mayers, Peter Dakin, was a pioneer in providing career transition and outplacement services to clients in Victoria and subsequently developed a national alliance. The firm continues to assist organisations and their employees through these difficult and often stressful times through its suite of CareerConnect Programs.

Typically, our discussions with a client will focus most strongly on providing support to those executives and staff members who will be separating from the organisation. However, we take a holistic approach and wherever possible seek to become a trusted partner to our clients (generally through HR management) from the early planning stages, so that we can suggest appropriate support strategies for other stakeholders, such as managers directly involved in terminating staff and the employees who will be remaining in their roles.

We believe maintaining organisational morale and a sense of purpose amongst remaining staff through difficult times, is just as important as giving career transition and outplacement support to those employees whose positions have been made redundant.

All CareerConnect programs are delivered on a personalised basis, in a professional yet friendly CBD office environment, where all the benefits of current technology are readily available to program participants.  Our services are designed to be flexible and our approach has proven to be highly effective.  We always strive to meet the unique needs of each participant. 

Based on our extensive experience, we recommend that a CareerConnect program be negotiated and tailored around the seniority of each individual employee and the anticipated time it may take for him/her to secure their next career role.  We have found the following CareerConnect program durations work well in suporting the needs of participants:


  • Professional & operational staff                         
  • 6-8 week program
  • Middle management
  • 3 month program
  • Senior management
  • 6 month program
  • Executive levels 
  • 9-12 month program

We focus always on providing individual attention to CareerConnect participants, while giving regular feedback to our client.

Please Note:  By arrangement and when appropriate, we are also happy to design and deliver tailored Outplacement Support Services to small groups of staff in a Workshop format, followed by individual sessions.  Workshop content will be based on our CareerConnect programs and can be deilvered either at the client's own site or in our CBD offices.

Click here to see some of our Career Transition clients