Why You Need a Career Coach

Are you feeling unfulfilled in your current work? Are you tired of being passed over for promotions? Do you desire to work in a new industry? If you answered yes to any of these questions it may be time to call a Career Coach.

A Career Coach is someone who knows the ins and outs of recruitment and promotion. They can work with you to create a personalized game plan towards success. Whether you’re looking to be promoted or change industries, a Career Coach can work with you to make the journey much smoother.

Here are three reasons why you need a career coach now:

Support & Strategy

Career coaches are experts in skills such as career planning, resume building, negotiation and interviewing. They can help you accelerate your job search and help you develop a job search plan.

Career coaches help you to pinpoint the best aspects of your professional experience and expertise. They then use this to package and market you in the most effective and attractive way to potential employers and business partners. By working with a career coach you can have a clear, personalized strategy to reach your goals.

Accountability From a Professional

While friends and family can be a good source of motivation when it comes to a career shift or new business venture, sometimes, motivation isn’t really what you need. Career coaches are advocates for change; they will look at you objectively and strive to empower you to take the necessary actions to achieve your goals.

Professional and career coaches do not necessarily tell you what to do, instead, they help you identify the habits that are hindering you from achieving your goals. They will coach you on removing roadblocks and learning more effective ways to accomplish your goals, ensuring you’re able to reach them now and have the tools needed to repeat the success again in the future. In short, while other people tend to tell you what is sound to your ear, a career coach will be honest and tell you what you need to hear to make your career goals a reality

It’s Available to You!

Coaching hasn’t always been a readily available resource for all. It was seen in a more negative light as a tool for underperformers; if you had a coach you weren’t doing something well. As more people became informed about the benefits of coaching the connotation changed from negative to positive. When we hear the stories of the most successful people around the world they almost always contain a reference to a coach that supported them along the way.

Having a coach gives you outside and expert perspective on new ideas. Coaches help you create more space for experimenting in new areas by strategizing with you through it all.

Career coaches are a powerful tool that should be leveraged when it’s time to make a change. Having someone in your corner that is able to acknowledge and identify your valuable qualities and capabilities will help to elevate you in your professional journey. It will also ensure you have someone with you to encourage you while overcoming inner blocks that may be holding you back from reaching your next level.

Remember, a Career Coach is a partner to success, not a magician. Your success will still depend on how much you are willing to do and you are still the one who will have to do the work.