“Yes” is the only answer if you should take Outplacement if offered.
Outplacement Services provides a number of great services; I found the following the most valuable part of being aligned with Outplacement:
1. Sense of progress – Each firm provides a good process for running your search (and usually a consultant to help guide you). Having a process help you feel organized and focused, which really helps keep your emotion in check because you can see your progress.
2. Access to their alumni – These folks has been through the process, so they understand how you’re feeling and how to help you.