5 Reasons Why You Need a Career Coach

By Nicole Carter | April 19, 2021 | Career Coaching Guides

If you find yourself wondering if you could use a Career Coach, chances are you could probably benefit from investing in one.  Career Coaches are experts in the area of career pathing and career progression.  Much like you rely on a personal trainer for fitness advice, Career Coaches can help guide you in the right direction to get the results you want on the job.  Perhaps you are in the process of trying to find a new job, or looking for ways to get promoted in the job that you are in, but you’re not sure where to begin.  Feeling unmotivated, or uninspired?  Not sure what your step should be to move things forward?  A couple of hours with a Career Coach could be all that you need to get you going and will be money well spent.  Still not sure?  Here are 5 great reasons why you should get a Career Coach. 

1. You Want To Make A Significant Career Change

Major moves can be daunting, switching professions entirely often means starting from scratch.   If you have been considering making a big job change and you’re not sure where to start, a Career Coach can help.  They work with to guide you step-by-step through your decision-making process and ensure that you land in the right spot.  They help to determine if you have the right qualifications and certifications, and how and when to upskill if you don’t. Career Coaches can also assist you with networking and getting you connecting to the right people and resources.  If you’re going to make a huge change, preparing in advance will help to alleviate some of the stressors around it as well as make the decision process a little easier. Lean on your Career Coach to help you with all of it, from start to finish, or even just to help get you moving in the right direction. 

Career Coaches Help You Make Decisions Faster

2. Your Resume Doesn’t Get Any Reaction

If you are in the process of looking for a new job, and applying to jobs without a response, it’s time to work on your resume.  Chances are you’ve been using the same format for a while and updating it on an “as needed” basis.  Who really looks closely at resumes anyway, right?  Wrong.  Employers pay closer attention than you think to the details contained on your resume.  It really is your first impression, so you need to get it right.  The resume, after all, is what leads to the interview, which ultimately helps you land the job.  Sure, you can pick from a lot of different free resume templates online, but it’s not that simple.  It’s not the format that catches the eye of the employer, it’s the content in the document and that’s where a Career Coach can help.  A good coach will ensure that you select the right elements of your work history to attract employers.  They will also help to showcase your skills and align them with your personal career goals.  Career Coaches know what employers want to see and they will make sure your resume is top notch, free of errors, and perfectly formatted to be seamlessly updated into today’s automated recruitment software.  Prepare to get noticed!

Career Coaches Bring Your Resume To The Top Of The Pile

3. It’s Been A While Since Your Last Interview

Your performance in an interview can literally make or break you.  It really is your one opportunity to bring your resume to life and share your experience and talents with potential employers.  What better way to set your mind at ease than to work with a Career Coach to prepare in advance for your interview.  The investment in time and money will be well worth it, especially when you hear “you’re hired!”  Career Coaches work through every stage of the interview process with you. Ensuring that you are well prepared for whatever comes your way.  Your coach will cover ways to present yourself, attire, what types of questions to expect, how to respond, what to ask the employer and how to address sensitive topics such as salary expectations.  You will even have the opportunity to run through practice interviews to help put yourself at ease.  This type of preparation will easily set you apart from your competition and help get you noticed.  Feeling empowered and prepared will increase your confidence and that will be attractive to employers, dramatically increasing your chances of landing the job of your dreams!

Career Coaches Help You Land The Job

4. You’re feeling stuck

Needing a push? Have you been in the same job, or even with the same company, for a long time?  How long is too long?  Well, that depends.  Career Coaches can help you to work through the feelings of being stuck and help determine the root cause.  Sometimes it is helpful to gain fresh perspective on familiar situations.  Reaching outside of your existing network, and connecting with a Career Coach, can help you to reframe your current situation.  Your coach can help you decide if a job or company change is necessary. And, devise a strategy to ensure you get where you want to go.  Maybe you the company is right, but the job is wrong for you.  A Career Coach can help you work through a focused self-analysis, and ask direct, targeted questions to get to the core of what is keeping you stuck.  Your Coach will devise a plan to help determine what to do next to make change.  Having very specific support will enable you to begin to move forward. 

Career Coaches Help You Breakthrough Your Roadblocks

5. You Don’t Think You Need One

Maybe you are in between jobs, or working away at a job that doesn’t inspire you but it pays the bills.  You have found work before on your own, so you are thinking that you should be able to do it again. Yet nothing is happening.  Career Coaches invest time in helping you to learn more about yourself, your strengths and your passions.  They work with you to find unique ways to inspire and motivate you. While helping you to set and achieve specific career goals.  Their main goal is to help you grow and progress.  Sometimes you are so intrenched in the daily routine of life that you struggle to gain clarity on some, a Career Coach can help you refocus.  While revamping your professional branding strategy, they get you thinking about job opportunities that perhaps you’ve never even considered.  Career Coaches can also provide you with unbiased, direct feedback that can often be difficult for your friends and family to share.  This specialized form of coaching can help you to shift your career path in directions that you never thought possible. Still not sure why you need a career coach? Contact us here and we can chat about the benefits specifically for you.

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