Back in the day, people found a career and stuck with it. You rarely saw someone change jobs. People started from the bottom and literally worked their way up in a company.
In today’s world, people aren’t as willing to settle. You spend the majority of your time at work, so it only makes sense that you find a job that makes you happy and is fulfilling.
Finding a new job is no easy task. It’s almost like having another full-time job added into the mix of already working a forty-plus hour work week and trying to balance your personal life. You have to update your resume and cover letter, spend time searching for roles through various websites and platforms, and then spend even more time researching or prepping for phone, video, and in-person interviews.
Finding a new job takes time, dedication, hard work, and patience. It can bring on feelings of uneasiness, inadequacy, and added stress. If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone.
Let’s learn more about what career coaching is and how it can benefit you.
What is Career Coaching?
Career coaching is an additional resource for anyone who is trying to navigate changes in their workplace. Whether they’re looking for a new role or looking to move up in their current company, a career coach can be a great resource to tap into. A career coach is someone who can provide advice and support and help clients tackle and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
Career coaches can help you navigate changes that you’d like to make in your professional life. They can help you update your resume, practice your interviewing skills, or help you map out where you’d like to see yourself in 5 or more years. Let’s dive into some of the main benefits of working with a career coach.
Recognize Your Worth
A career coach can help you instill that confidence in yourself again. They can help you break down your past experiences and skills that other employees or your current role may consider valuable.
Help You Define and Achieve Your Goals
Everyone has an idea of where they want to be in the next few years. A career coach can help put those ideas into a manageable and achievable action plan. They’ll be able to set you up for success by helping you achieve smaller goals to reach the larger goals or goals that you have set for yourself.
Provide Constructive Criticism
Hearing criticism from someone isn’t always easy. A career coach is a great person to help provide constructive criticism for you and your career. They’ll be able to help you figure out the areas in your career that could be improved upon. Instead of just leaving you high and dry, they can take it a step further and help you correct those mistakes.
Enhance Your Skills
Another benefit of a career coach is helping you enhance your current skills. They can help you grow within your current role or brush up on some skills that can help you in a different role. You’ll be able to identify the key strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and perceived threats.
You’re officially more familiar with what a career coach is and its benefits. Now, you can start looking at whether career coaching may be a good resource for you and your needs. Don’t keep putting your own goals to the side. It’s time you put yourself first again. Let us help you help yourself. Reach out to learn more about career coaching or therapy.
About the author(s)
Karen is the founder and Clinical Director of Cohesive Therapy NYC. She earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University and has extensive training in Hypnosis, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, and DGBI. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals, The Rome Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and the American Social of Clinical Hypnosis.