Some people know exactly where they want to go in their careers. For most individuals, though, finding the right career is a journey and, at times, a struggle. If that’s the case for you, there are steps you can take to make it easier and find the path that’s right for you: one is to hire a professional career coach. Career coaches are one of the best kept “secrets” of high-performers. Just as an athlete wouldn't consider training and preparing without the guidance of a coach, top performing executives and coaches turn to coaches every day to boost and guide their careers.
Here are just some ways you can benefit from their expertise:
An evaluation of your strengths.
A career coach is familiar with many different career fields, as well as types of companies. They can get to know your background, personality, areas of interest, and strengths, all to gain a better sense of the career direction that’s right for you. They'll also give you insight into the kinds of companies and cultures in which you'll work best. That way, when you’re searching for a new job, you can focus on those organizations that are the right fit for you.
If you don’t know where you want to go in your career, it’s difficult to set goals. But your career coach can work with you to identify your big picture career objectives, as well as those smaller steps you need to take to get there. They can help you measure progress and keep you accountable as you work toward achieving your goals. This will ensure you stay on the right track.
Feedback and advice.
If you’re spinning your wheels in your career, it can be tough to know where you need help. But a career coach can offer you objective advice and feedback. They can take a look at where you are and where you want to go – and help you create a plan of action for getting there. They can also provide a reality check to ensure your expectations are realistic.
When you’re trying to figure out just what to do for a career, it can be frustrating and even be discouraging. But a career coach can help. They can become your champion and advocate, helping you focus on your strengths. At the same time, they can enable you to identify weaknesses and areas you need to improve upon, all so you can land a great first job in a field that’s a fit for you.
Interested in getting help in your career from a coach?
Call ResumeSpice today at 832.930.7378. Whether your goal is to find your true calling, transition to a new career or move up the ladder within your current company, one of our trained and dedicated career coaching experts can help.