You might be wondering if hiring a career coach is right for you. What type of outcomes can you expect? Does it guarantee you will land a job quickly? These are common questions I get asked by clients who inquire about our career coaching services. Read on to find out why or why not you should hire a career counselor:
Who is a good candidate for career coaching?
Are you are someone who likes more of a hand-holding approach to receiving help? If so, you are likely a good candidate for career coaching!
The job search process can be overwhelming.
If you’re a recent grad and it’s your first time looking for a job, you probably aren’t aware of all the steps involved. Part of our career coaching session includes mapping out a step-by-step job search action plan. We take all of the pain and guesswork away so that you can focus on landing a job that’s a great fit for you!
Are you re-entering the workforce after a career pause? Trying to figure out how to write your resume can be stressful. What do you do about employment gaps? How about being over or underqualified? Our career coaches can help you feel prepared and even excited to get back into the workforce!
What outcomes can you expect?
Career coaching will not guarantee you a job immediately. However, it will greatly increase your chances of landing a job much faster than if you try to navigate finding a job on your own.
Another important factor to consider is that the career coaching process is a two-way street. What you get out of it depends completely on what you are willing to put into the process. I’ve had many clients come to me saying “I need you get me a job,” or “tell me what I’m supposed to do.
If I had a crystal ball, I wouldn’t be a career coach!
If you are willing to dedicate time to assessing your top strengths, values, and interests, you will greatly increase the chances of finding a job you will love. It’s also important to make the effort to provide your career coach with details about your background, including your unique work accomplishments. As a result, your career counselor will be able to write you a killer resume that will help you stand out as a candidate.
If you are willing to invest money and time in your career and you are someone who likes having personalized help, you might consider trying a career coaching session. Still not sure if career counseling is right for you? Send us a message and we can schedule a free 15-minute consultation to determine which services can benefit you the most.