Did you ever find yourself questioning what you wanted to do next in your career? Did you ever think to yourself, why am I looking for another job like this or what is holding me back from doing what I really want to do? Well, you are not alone. Most job seekers have no clue what they want to do next in their career or even where to begin. Enter a Career Coach.
What is a Career Coach? A Career Coach is someone that will support you on your path to achieving success in your career. A Career Coach will help you clarify your purpose, establish your career goals, develop your leadership skills, strategically plan your job search campaign, and navigate career transition. You might be thinking that you have all of this under control already. But did you ever stop to think about your happiness with your career. Are you truly happy with the path your career is on? Do you have any opportunities for career growth on the horizon? If not, why? What can you do about this? If your company downsized you right now, how would you approach this career transition? Do you even know where to begin or how to begin? These are the kinds of questions (and answers) that Career Coaches can help you with. Career Coaches serve as a Chief Motivational Officer that supports you in defining your career focus and achieving meaningful results in your career. We can help you with things like resume writing, LinkedIn profiles, job interview strategies, salary negotiation, personal branding, social media networking, and career development. Some people think a resume is all they need to land another job or that going on a job interview will result in a tangible job offer. Yes, these all contribute to you landing your next job, but they are not solely responsible for it. Next time you find yourself looking for answers to some of the above questions, take that as a sign that you need to abandon the DIY plan and hire a Career Coach.
Most career professionals fall into one of these categories:
1. People actively looking for another job and conducting a DIY job search
2. People that are not making any progress in their job search and don’t know why they have not received any interviews or job offers
3. People that have no idea what they want to do next in their career
4. People attempting to make a major career change into a new field
5. People happy on their current career path (or at their current company), but want to take advantage of more growth opportunities while developing their skills
For each one of those 5 categories, investing in a Career Coach would be quite beneficial. If you find yourself fitting into one of the above scenarios, you are not alone. I work with clients every day that wonder how they ended up where they are or how they take the first step to achieving a meaningful and satisfying career. I mean really, if you think about it, you could attempt your own DIY job search, write your own resume or LinkedIn profile, or even fly by the seat of your pants on your next interview. But is that really a prudent strategy when it comes to landing your next million-dollar job? Do you even know how many job opportunities you will inevitably miss out on because you approached something incorrectly? And just from a monetary perspective, did you undercut yourself in terms of your salary because you did not negotiate correctly? I can’t tell you how many times clients have come to me in that very same boat saying those very same things. There is a whole host of emotions that go along with career transition, job search campaigns, and resume writing. One false step will negatively impact your career and you may find yourself trying to regain all that ground you lost. There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that you will never recreate those opportunities that you lost and you will never recoup the salary potential you gave away. But the good news is that it is never too late to make a pivot in your strategy so you align yourself with career success.
Resume Innovators will be launching a new career coaching package in January 2020 featuring our Certified Professional Career Coach, Kristen Coria. Stay tuned for our exciting new career coaching program that can help you if you are experiencing a career transition, seeking a new job, climbing the corporate ladder, or engaging in career development. Kristen will support you on your path to success! If you would like to get an early jump on your career in 2020, you can reach out to Kristen now for more information.