Presented by Minnesota Manufacturing Executives (MME)

Executive Outplacement Sponsor

Marni Hockenberg
Hockenberg Search

“Whatever you call them – and no matter how necessary they are – layoffs are painful.”
– Marni Hockenberg


In a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, company leaders are faced with difficult decisions at a rapid pace. Layoffs are occurring at all levels. They are painful, create disruption and discomfort for everyone affected. But there are times when changes in Executive Leadership or larger scale reductions in force are necessary for an organization to survive, recover and move forward.

At times such as this, many companies need a reliable Corporate Outplacement partner capable of stepping in with a plan forward, connecting with affected individuals, and working to ensure that each professional experience a swift, smooth and successful job transition.

When you invest in Outplacement, you:

  1. Protectyour employer brand and retain your status as employer of choice. The market will bounce back, and you don’t want to lose the momentum you’ve built to attract the brightest stars in the galaxy
  2. Mitigateyour risk of litigation
  3. Help your departing employees land on their feet more quickly
  4. Maintain the goodwill and trust of your remaining employees
  5. Sleep better at night-because doing the right thing is always the right thing to do

When you partner with Hockenberg Search, you deliver:

  1. Expertise:Marni Hockenberg is a former Retained Executive Recruiter who has worked both sides of the deal, placing hundreds of professionals in the right career opportunities. Marni brings an insider’s understanding of what it takes to outmaneuver the competition and land the right job.
  2. Intense Individualized Virtual Coaching:Your departing Executives learn how to best brand, market and promote themselves through a level of coaching that is simply unavailable at high volume firms, where displaced employees are often lost in the herd.
  3. Trust:Keeping her clients’ best interests at the forefront helps Marni guide them toward excellent career decisions and away from career-derailing moves.

Learn more about how her AFFORDABLE FAST TRACK TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS PROGRAM can help your company!

Contact Marni Hockenberg, 952-500-9542


If you are considering working with an expert in job search, consider this testimonial from Mike Sherman, a client of Marni Hockenberg.

Upon his departure after 12 years at a local manufacturing company, Mike’s employer made the right decision to provide him with Outplacement services. After doing his research on local Outplacement firms, Mike selected to work with Hockenberg Search. Marni and Mike worked together in areas of Personal Branding, Networking, Interviewing and Offer Negotiation. Mike leaned the value of launching a strategic job search campaign by following Marni’s tried and true process. It worked and Mike landed a great role as Global Application Engineering Manager at 3M.

Mike Sherman’s testimonial on the value of Hockenberg Search:

“Having recently celebrated my 1 year anniversary in my new role at 3M Company, I took some time to reflect on the path and the people who helped me get here. Marni Hockenberg is one who has definitely paved the way to my success. I hired Marni due to referrals (hers was the first name mentioned several times) and her notion of "the Process". The Process referred to the prep, planning, self understanding, interview skill development, books/required readings, connections and 60 second commercial. I embraced the discipline built into the Process and trusted Marni and her team to help me help myself. It took patience, but I eventually "launched" into the market, armed and ready with a loaded toolbelt . Marni doesn't just let you fall off either. She requested regular follow up, and always had her hands on the pulse of my search activity. It was a great check and balance. The Process kept me honest, while I honed my skills and focused on my dream job. Did I mention I found it? I recommend any executive in career transition or anyone tactically seeking their next big thing to first meet with Marni. Consider letting the Process work for you. It will drive a much higher likelihood of success.”


This is more than a job transition.
This is a career transformation.; 952-500-9542