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Continuing Your Career Search

If you’re serious about finding a new job that has you springing out of bed each morning, you may want to invest in a career coach, or career counselor. Many people who decide to make a bold move in their career, start up their own business or return to school to learn a new skill or trade, do so with the help of a career coach or counselor. A career coach can give much needed practical advice and guidance, while offering an objective viewpoint on your personal situation.

A career coach can help you:

• Create and implement a transition plan
• Set realistic reachable goals
• Network effectively and efficiently
• Identify the career path you want
• Push gremlins aside and step out of the box and your comfort zone
• Overcome obstacles
• Find a career that’s right for you (not what other’s think is right for you)

How do you find support?

Professional support from a career coach or career counselor is usually the best place to start. They have the experience and success rates of helping people who have been in your shoes. There are a wide range of career coaches/counselors out there so make sure when you are looking for one to do your homework. Here are some sample questions:

• How long have you been a coach?
• What is your success rate?
• Do you have references I can speak with? (If they are hesitant about this one that is not a good sign)
• Do you offer a complimentary consultation where I can get to know you and your style to see if we’d be a fit?
• How long does this process usually take?

If career coaching is something you’d like to look further into, contact me or check out our career coaching services to figure out what is right for you.

Hallie Crawford
Career Seeker Tips