If you were a major league baseball player, you would have a pitching coach, a hitting coach, and a fielding coach in addition to a head coach. All of these coaches have one primary objective: to bring out your full athletic potential. In the same way, a career coach can help you bring out your full career potential. While baseball is a game, on many levels, a career is where you will spend far more of your time. Thus, a career coach can be that much more valuable. Here are my top 10 reasons to hire a career coach:
Construct a personalized and strategic career plan that looks 1, 5 even 10 years out.
Create an effective career transition strategy and process.
Learn up-to-date career management skills in today’s market including job search, interview, networking do’s and don’ts, etiquette, communication, etc.
Develop a structured approach to your job search along with the accountability to create and finish concrete action steps.
Obtain an expert opinion from a professional who is neither a family member nor a friend and who is not directly impacted by your decisions.
Identify weaknesses in career development that will require learning new skills before taking the next step.
Understand how skills can translate from a current occupation/industry to other industries.
Develop stories to demonstrate strengths in a specific area.
Unblock potential pitfalls that keep you from your dream job.
Career coaches are skilled at evaluating where you are in the process and work with you to identify a personalized plan to help you get unstuck. Many people need the one-to-one interaction of a coach to take them from point A to point B. So, carve out some time this month to review your career goals and the steps you need to take to achieve them. To learn more, try a complimentary consultation to find out how a career coach can help you.