Hiring a Career Coach – Is it Worth it?
Enlisting the help of a career coach or consultant has numerous advantages.
Because the career coaching model is relatively new, many people simply do not realize what career coaching entails, the responsibilities of a career coach, or who would benefit from engaging with a career coach.
Career coaches provide a wide range of services for people of all genders and ages at various stages of career development whether just starting a career, reentering the workforce after an absence, transitioning from one industry to another, or seeking that next level promotion. A career coach can provide critical advice, support, guidance, and a sense of direction or purpose that will eliminate frustration and save you precious time, effort, and money while you are making important decisions that affect every part of your personal and professional life.
Of course, you may not require ALL of these services. Your career coach will consult with you to determine your needs, challenges, and objectives and then provide personalized coaching services custom-tailored to your unique situation. At Career Creators Consulting, you can expect your career coach to…
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Hiring a career coach is an investment of both time, effort, and funds. When you are facing uncertainty…engaging with a career coach is an especially wise decision. Instead of wasting time and energy struggling to navigate the modern employment market on your own, you could take full advantage of the experience and expertise of a professional career coach. Working with a career coach will be much more efficient than attempting to navigate a major career decision or transition alone without knowledgeable guidance and support.
Here are a few key signs that YOU, in particular, could benefit from career coaching:
Over the past decade, the employment landscape has changed drastically. The prolific use of impersonal technology during a job search, such as online platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), applicant tracking systems (ATS), and video interviewing, causes many job seekers to become overwhelmed, extremely frustrated, and discouraged.
If the last time you applied for a job was more than a decade ago, you should seriously consider consulting with a career coach. With the assistance of a career coach, you will discover innovative job search strategies and tools and learn effective techniques to navigate job application systems, optimize technology, overcome obstacles and challenges, and achieve tangible results.
Do you think you may be in the wrong job or pursuing a career that does not meet your needs? Perhaps it is time for you to explore the idea of making a significant career transition. Whether you are interested in a new role or an entirely different industry – making a successful career transition can be a daunting challenge.
A career coach will collaborate with you to identify potential career opportunities and evaluate whether your strengths, talents, experiences, and capabilities match those potential jobs / roles. Then you and your coach develop a strategic plan of action for making the career transition while accommodating your current daily responsibilities and limitations. And your coach walks you through the process.
The most challenging step of the job search process is to define your personal and career-related short-term goals and long-term objectives.
What are you looking for in a career? What are your three most significant personal and professional needs? Where do you want to be in one year? What about five years from now?
These are just a few of the questions you’ll need to answer before you can really begin your job search. Fortunately, your career coach can help you discern and clarify your goals required to develop a realistic career plan with a clear and actionable job search strategy.
Have you repeatedly made it to the first round of interviews, but not invited back? These types of experiences will make you wonder where you are missing the mark. Even if your resume and online application are perfect… poor interviewing skills will cost you the employment opportunity.
A career coach will teach you methods to establish control, maintain composure, develop rapport with the interviewer, practice your interview responses, and provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement. A career coach will help you to feel confident and perform at the highest level during the interview process.
Have you been conducting and unproductive job search for several months without any significant results? Are you experiencing career burnout or have an unexpected job loss? If so, you should seriously consider hiring a coach who truly understands how the modern job search process works.
Too many job seekers attempt to find new career opportunities without knowing the anything about modern networking techniques and online resume-scanning algorithms. Although they may be very well-qualified for the positions for which they are applying…this lack of understanding may set them up for failure from the start.
Do you have a fear of networking? For some people, networking seems easy and comes naturally. However, this is not the case for most of the adult population.
If building your network – in-person and online – seems daunting or uncomfortable, consider enlisting a career coach to help you create an actionable networking plan and strategy. A career coach will assist you to identify and capitalize on unique networking opportunities within your industry, teach you how to optimize social media platforms to nurture your network, and collaborate with you to draft, refine, and practice your networking elevator speech. With the support and guidance of a career coach, you will feel confident optimizing every networking opportunity.
Ready to take the next step forward in your career? Based in Austin, Texas, Career Creators Consulting offers remote AND in-person coaching services – custom-tailored to your unique needs, challenges, and goals. Browse our career coaching services.