Career coaching has many benefits for fresh graduates, job seekers, career changers and even experienced professionals. Just think about it, even the world’s best athletes wouldn’t have been so successful if not for the help of their coach. Why? Because their coach guides them to the right path, encourages them and pushes them to improve their performance and reach their potential. Career coaches are similar to sports coaches in that way.
If you think you don’t need a career coach, then you’re really missing on a lot of things. In my opinion, a lot of people would do better if someone was guiding them. Athletes, movie actors, musicians and successful business men, all of them wouldn’t be as successful without the help of a well-grounded yet inspiring career coach.
So what does a career coach do? How can career coaches help you achieve what you want for your career? Put simply, career coaches ask questions to evaluate your need and aims. After the evaluation, he will work with you to create and execute a plan that will help you meet your goals.
Benefits of Career Coaching:
- Career coaching sessions can help you figure out what you really want to accomplish with your career. This is especially helpful for fresh graduates and even long term professionals that are having a hard time on deciding which career to pursue. If you’re tired of jumping from one job to another, then a career coaching session can help you decide what type of work would bring you inner satisfaction and contentment.
- Promotes better job satisfaction. Even if you’re already working on your dream job, there will still be times when you will feel drained, stressed or sad with the way things are going on your job. It might be because of a lost client, a bad deal, a lost promotion, a nasty colleague or even an inconsiderate boss. Regardless of your reasons for feeling down, a career coaching session can help you bring back the satisfaction you once felt while doing your job. Career coaches are good at inspiring people and helping them focus on the positive things in life. And even if the situation can’t be helped, a career coach can listen to you patiently while you release all your pent up emotions.
- Career coaching can help you establish a work/life balance. Are you finding it difficult to spend some time with your friends and family? Is your work taking too much of your time that you can’t even go to the pub for some drinks? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you should definitely consider getting a career coach. Through frequent career coaching sessions, your coach can teach you how to manage your time, how to be more productive at work (thus minimizing the need for overtime) and how to set aside time for yourself.
- Career coaching can develop your confidence and leadership skills. Do you have stage fright? Are you finding it hard to speak in front of your staff or colleagues? If so, career coaching sessions can enhance your confidence through simple confidence building techniques. If you’re really shy and timid, your career coach can help you improve little by little by giving you small assignments that will increase your communication skills slowly but surely. If your problem is about leadership issues, your career coach can recommend ways on how you can best handle your team based on your organizational set up and the personality of your staff.
Career coaching is not just for job-seekers. It’s also for esteemed professionals who want to get the most out of their career. A good career coach can help you jump from a mediocre job to a well-paying and satisfying career. So if you’re at loss of what to do with your career, get back on track by getting career coaching sessions now.