With the “Great Resignation” and a hot job market, there has never been a better time to make a career change. However, you don’t want the “Great Resignation” to turn into your “Great Regret.” It’s important to make a thoughtful career choice to make sure you find the right fit now and in the long run.
Making a thoughtful career choice can be easier said than done. However, this is essential to greater happiness and fulfillment. A career coach can help you find the right career fit by helping you to think about a career change from all angles. This will help you to feel more prepared and confident about your decision.
An experienced career coach will help you in the following areas:
- Identifying your career values. A career coach will help you discover who you are professionally and how that relates to the right career fit. They generally have a process to help you get to know yourself on a deeper level and discover what professional fulfillment means to you. A coach will also help you to analyze if you truly need a career change or simply a few tweaks for greater fulfillment.
- Overcoming potential roadblocks. A career coach can also help you to identify any roadblocks to making a career change, such as needing additional education, more experience, or financial setbacks. When making any kind of career change, challenges are inevitable. But a career coach will be by your side every step of the way.
- Setting career goals. Once you have worked through the above, a career coach can help you to set reasonable, personalized career goals to help you take the next step in your career. They will also help you to work on your strategic career plan to help you continue to advance professionally.
It’s helpful and recommended to ask for help from trusted friends and family members in these areas. You will need a good support group when planning a career change. We also recommend finding a mentor to help you with your career advancement. However, nothing can replace the help that a career coach can provide you with. Many career coaches have been trained to provide assistance with specific industries or career needs. They also generally have a wide network of recruiters and other professionals at their disposal.
Make sure that your career change is a success by working with a career coach! Find out how we can help you with your career change. Schedule a free consult today.