Whether you are a newly-minted college graduate, a stay-at-home mom looking for opportunities, an unsatisfied employee, or someone who is recovering from a career setback, you will find that it has become ever difficult to become employed in today’s highly competitive world.
To gain an advantage over some of your peers and secure a job you love, one of the most popular strategies to becoming employed would be to hire a career coach.
Here are three reasons explaining why hiring a coach may be a good idea:
- A career coach can help you figure out what job best suits you and your personality.
Especially if you are just entering the work field, a career coach can help you focus on what fields your skills are best suited for. An outside, unbiased perspective evaluating your abilities may give you feedback that can help narrow your job search. Often what we believe our skills to be is very different from what they actually are.
Coaches also have access to a multitude of resources and may know of unique jobs or areas of employment that you would not have known.
- A career coach can help you articulate a well-thought-out plan and hold you accountable to your goals.
A career coach can help you stay on track in creating a job search plan. They can advise you on how to prepare for a job interview, the best way to follow up, how to network effectively, and more. They can help you create a narrative on your resume or your bio on LinkedIn that will best appeal to your future employer.
Coaches can be excellent in helping you sort out the different avenues available for job searching and can show you what to prioritize. They can keep you up-to-date in today’s market including job search etiquette, communication, and even how to dress.
- A career coach is an excellent motivator.
Friends and family members may offer encouraging advice, but to obtain your dream job you must be self-motivated. Investing money into a coach could just be an additional motivator to make sure you secure the right job.
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Avery Ngo is a California-based blogger who writes about issues mainly concerning the empowerment of women. She is also a writer for the Youth Rights Organization and the Portola Pilot. She wants to make an impact on readers everywhere.