6 Reasons Why You Should Work With A Career Coach
Updated: Jan 23
Career coaches can help you with targeted career issues such as resumes, cover letters, and the job search. Beyond that, career coaches can provide support and help with difficult situations at work, negotiations, career transition and goal setting. The outside perspective of a certified career coach who is relatable, knowledgeable and passionate can prevent you from spinning your wheels.
Here are 6 reasons why you should consider working with a Career Coach.
1. You feel stuck and know it’s time to do something different. You feel bored and unfulfilled but you don’t know how or where to begin. A career coach can administer and interpret assessments that focus on your strengths, values, interests and personality. In addition to that a career coach can help you to translate your results to jobs that may be a good fit for you. Based on your results, exploration, research and discussions, a meaningful plan is created just for you.
2. A big change is on the horizon. You’ve decided to go for it and you have some idea of where you’re headed. Maybe you are relocating or considering a new job offer. Change is coming and you want to be ready. A major change should not be taken lightly. It doesn’t hurt to talk it through with the help of a career coach who can provide direction.
3. Your job search is not going so well. You’ve sent out more resumes than you can count but you’ve heard nothing back. A career coach can help you refine your job search strategy, resume, cover letters, and Linkedin profile for better results. They’ll also help you create an on and off-line job search plan that will get you noticed.
4. You need an encourager. A career coach is an accountability partner. He/she is innovative in their thinking, encouraging and inspiring. She will help you develop a clear sense of self-awareness that will give you confidence in your abilities and strengths.
5. You want to work with someone who is culturally proficient. Incorporating knowledge of multicultural attitudes, beliefs, skills, and values is an important factor in career coaching. A traditional mindset may not work in all situations for all clients. A culturally competent career coach possesses an awareness and understanding of how to best serve diverse clients. In addition to that, they are knowledgeable about employers who support diversity and inclusion.
6. Networking is not your thing. A career coach can help you to network and build new relationships. Networking is not for everyone but it is a strategy like no other. Your career coach can help you set networking goals, create an elevator pitch and get you out there. It's time to step out of your comfort zone. Networking yields faster results.
There's no magic formula, but you won’t find a more committed career coach than yours truly. I want to see you make more money, conquer your fears, do what lights you up inside, advance with your employer, and live your best life now. If you want a career coach who embodies everything described above and more, schedule a free call with me here. bit.ly/freecallDrMCJ