It takes focus, commitment, planning, and plenty of resilience in this ever-changing world. You'll pass through several phases throughout your career, starting with your very first one. A professional career coach can guide you along the way, helping you discover opportunities for growth, advancement, perhaps higher compensation.
Whether you are at the very beginning of your professional life, planning for retirement late in your career, or any point in between, you might seek career coaching to help you plan and manage the opportunities. This is straightforward. But, sometimes you can get in your own way.
Consider these scenarios where a career coach could be your best next step.
What’s wrong with me?
Are you stuck in a loop of submitting applications, getting ignored, getting denied, and starting over? If so, it’s easy to get discouraged. You might even ask, “What’s wrong with me?” A career coach will help you recognize what may not be working as it should, get you back on track, and help you get the position you want. This might result in addressing any number of challenges. Are you looking in the right place? Can you improve your resume and sharpen your communication skills? How’s confidence? Reach out to a career coach.
Why can’t I stick to a plan?
If you keep changing your priorities, have conflicting goals, struggle to meet deadlines as you pursue your career, you need a coach. The inability to lay out a plan and stick to it is one of the main reasons people get lost, feel frustrated, risk a career opportunity, or lose out on a job. A career coach can help you stay focused on your plan and take action to achieve your career goals.
What do I do next?
Everyone loses a job at one point or another in their career. So, if you did, you’re not alone. Many others feel burned out, unproductive, and don’t enjoy what they’re doing anymore. Still, others don’t feel like they’re getting the recognition they deserve. What do you do? Where do you go next? Whatever your situation, if you know that it’s time for a change, you don’t have to do it alone. A career coach can help map out a plan, starting with your passions, skills, and values and guide you through finding your next dream job.
But, let’s be clear about a few things:
Crafting a professional resume is not all you need for your job search process to land that dream job.
Career coaches won’t find you a job. You will.