- Isabelle Lam
5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Career Coach
No matter where you are in your career journey, be it a mid-life crisis or the frustration of job hunting as a new graduate, a career coach can help you achieve your goals and find fulfilment in your work.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you need a career coach:
1. You will get a return on your investment
Money is usually the main issue when people think about career coaching services. However, it’s important not to only look at the initial cost of the service, but also at the outcome to decide if the investment is worth it. Your career coach will be able to guide you in straightening out the kinks in your resumé, cover letter, and personal branding. This will ensure that you’re sending out quality, not just quantity.
A great career coach will not only help set you on the right path in your career journey but also help you align your values and purpose with your work. This will impact all areas of your life positively. If you feel stuck in your career journey, hiring a coach will save you both time and money in the long run.
2. You will develop a better game plan for job hunting
It’s easy to think that the more resumés and cover letters we send out, the better the results will be. However, research has shown that people with the highest number of applications are 39% less likely to receive a positive response from employers. It’s important to remember that quality wins over quantity in the job search. With a career coach, you will be able to develop a focused game plan for your job search. This means knowing who your prospective employers are, understanding how to describe and pitch yourself, and prioritizing opportunities that will earn you the best results.
3. You receive individualized advice
You might be thinking, “Why would I get a career coach if I can just get free advice online?” Good question. The answer is that although online advice can be helpful, it’s not tailored specifically to you.
When you’re reading advice online, you have to be at least semi-aware of what you can be improving on to implement changes. A career coach will be able to point out things you would have completely missed on your own. A career coach is there to help you on your specific journey and will be able to help you market your unique skills and assets.
4. You get accountability
How many of us can relate to setting resumés and cover letters aside to take care of more “urgent” commitments, chores, and appointments? The job search is a daunting task. It means hours of work on resumés and cover letters with no guarantee of a callback or an interview. With a career coach, you will bypass a whole lot of frustration in this department.
Career coaching sessions are a great way to make sure that you are putting work into making progress in your job search. You likely won’t find ways to escape a scheduled block of time that you’re paying for.
5. You get a chance to experiment and receive feedback
Think of every risky idea you’ve ever wanted to try with personal branding but were too afraid to in case it backfired. With a career coach, you can brainstorm as much as you want while still having a sensible expert giving you advice. This gives you room to be creative, step out of your comfort zone, and truly express yourself in the way that you want to.
If you would like to get valuable one-on-one career coaching sessions, please connect with Josephine at email@example.com for a free consultation!