Do you want more from your career? A career coach can help you reach your career goals and be fulfilled, by gaining the skills, knowledge and experience required. However, this is only possible if you’re willing to put in the work.
What are the key signs that you need to see a career coach?
1. You are bored and/or frustrated in your current job
Are you feeling stuck in your current job? Is it becoming overwhelming? Is it time to move on or get a promotion? A career coach can help you in this process of self-reflection. Together you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and then sharpen the skills you already possess and work on others that require further mastering.
A career coach can also guide you in your career transition, by helping you create a plan and figure out a strategy that works for you. He/she can help you to be accountable in this process of understanding what to do next.
2. You are struggling to find a job
Along with your career coach, you will work on creating your personal brand to stand out from the crowd in this current, global, competitive labour market. Support includes assistance in building your Curriculum Vitae, cover letters etc. and preparation for interviews, amongst others.
3. You want to establish your career path
Whether you are still trying to discover your career path or have gone into a career without a clear strategy and now you feel unsure, a career coach can help you structure your career path and define your career objectives, in order to unlock your personal and professional potential. He/she can evaluate your goals and advise practical ways of accomplishing them.
It might not always be easy to have the motivation to move forward, however, a career coach can be the objective and neutral perspective to help you be accountable for reaching your goals.
If you’re looking for a career coach, you can book an appointment here.
Ann Julene Hili is a Career Guidance Practitioner with Willingness. She specializes in working with teens and young adults who are in their educational and career transitions. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 79291817.
Yates, J. (2013). The Career Coaching Handbook (1st ed.). Routledge.